Something Must Break

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The journey of a suicidal transgender teen in small-town Sweden swerves between striking and meandering in this impressive drama. What’s most consistent is the compelling lead performance from newcomer Saga Becker, who stars as Sebastian/Ellie, a waif whose need for sex and love leads to a dysfunctional affair. The object of her desire is a boy whose confused sexuality threatens to destroy the budding relationship.

The film’s bittersweet take on young love is familiar, but the gender-related difficulties add something fresher, and Becker has an undeniable screen presence. Director Ester Martin Bergsmark’s slight film works best as a character study focused almost exclusively on the lead. There’s a grubby ugliness – from transphobic violence to an obsession with urine – and a garish style that leaves an impression, although too much repetition holds it back.

The Guardian

You can watch the whole film on Vimeo–if you speak either Swedish or Spanish. I’ll try to find an English version and link it here when I do.

Something Must Break (Original Title: Nånting måste gå sönder)
Release: 2014, Sweden | IMDb | Website

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  1. 6CC47A08 FFB11313 6729BF16 5977415F C5E9A7D7

    took 15 min download, I will leave mine to seed :)

    Oh forgot to say its got English subs too

    1. Thanks for the hash. I will leave it to seed for the next week as well for those interested.

    2. @John Smith
      “6CC47A08 FFB11313 6729BF16 5977415F C5E9A7D7”
      ~I have no idea what that number means. I did look up hash tag after James’s comment but still have no idea how to find the movie with that # nor leave it to seed,(watch later?) which both of you chose to do.
      Call me ignorant but could you possibly just furnish a link?
      Thanks …ƌℯѵιʟ♨

      1. It is referring to a torrent hash that you can add into a program such as uTorrent.

        You may need to remove the spaces, or try adding as a “magnet” link. ie

        magnet:?xt=urn:btih:6CC47A08FFB113136729BF165977415FC5E9A7D7

        You may also want to consider a VPN to mask your IP when using torrents.

        1. @James
          ~Thanks!
          ❦Funny I was just thinking about getting the Onion/Tor app for my iPad but it all seems so complicated! Good call on the VPN those I’ve actually used before.😀

  2. Look at that foreskin! So beautiful! I wish my culture would allowed me the basic human right to get to keep mine. Foreskin envy forever :p

    1. “I wish my culture would allowed me the basic human right to get to keep mine.”

      Sorry, but don’t blame the culture, but blame your parent(s) instead. It’s their interpretation of “culture” that’s to be questioned.

      The fact that there are uncircumcised boys as well, proves it’s not specifically the “culture.”

      1. It’s definitely American culture…Just because your parents don’t let you eat hot dogs at a baseball game doesn’t mean hot dogs and base ball aren’t part of the American culture…

        1. “It’s definitely American culture”

          I’m not denying that circumcision is part of “American” culture and Kellog’s Corn Flakes. I’m just saying your parents had BOTH the intelligence to agree or disagree with it AND the opportunity to ignore it. It was THEIR choice, NOT the culture’s INSISTENCE of it “being applied.”

          Let me put what you just said in actual context:

          “Just because your parents won’t allow their son to circumsized in a hospital doesn’t mean circumcision isn’t part of the American culture…”

          It may be in the culture, but it’s your parents that do or do not apply that “culture” to their own family.

          I’m not advocating circumcision in any way except for TRUE medical reasons, but you have to put the blame where it truly lies. Your parents had a choice — argue WITH THEM about that choice, not “culture”.

          It’s most definitely part of American culture to brainwash the bullshit of “god” and christianity (and all its flavors) into its young children. But I chose to ignore this “culture” when I was young.

          1. For what it’s worth, I’m an American, born of American parents, a bona-fide product of American culture, and somehow I escaped the hospital 100% anatomically correct, with all O.E.M. parts intact. Yes, I still have my tonsils too.

            I felt kinda like a freak in the locker room since I was the only uncut boy in my class until a family of Italian immigrants moved in next door. Their oldest son and I were both 14, we became fast friends, and then J/O buddies – and I saw the only other uncut cock I had ever seen. I couldn’t get enough of him.

            Naturally, when my son was born, he was left intact. FYI, anybody who wants to take my foreskin had better be bulletproof. I’d kill to keep it.

          2. horsey:
            “FYI, anybody who wants to take my foreskin had better be bulletproof. I’d kill to keep it.”

            I guarantee, at your age, no one (bulletproof or not) is interested in “taking” your foreskin.

          3. horsey:
            “I felt kinda like a freak in the locker room since I was the only uncut boy in my class ”

            Are you sure it was because of your foreskin …. or because of the crucifix hanging on your locker?

          4. Penboy:
            “. I’m just saying your parents had BOTH the intelligence to agree or disagree with it AND the opportunity to ignore it. It was THEIR choice, NOT the culture’s INSISTENCE of it “being applied.””

            Your statement here just shows how much you are influenced by American circ culture. Its not “their choice”. Legally and culturally they are given the ability to perform this specific form of body modification on their sons. But the only person who has the right to make that choice is the owner of the body.

            But you don’t see it that way because you don’t view the male body is inherently their own. And THAT is why so many American parents circ. Yes, they deserve most of the blame for the situation. But it is culture that shaped their mind (and yours) It is culture that allowed for the concept of the situation to exist in the first place.

            The question “do you want to cut off the top of your sons dick” is not needed, or natural. But its one that every American parent culturally feels like they are answering by whatever action or inaction they make.

            So dismiss culture, is to dismiss the reason the situation exists in the first place.

      2. I am a twin. I am circumcised, but my brother isn’t. I was cut because I had a problem with my penis-that in other non cutting western countries- IS resolve WITHOUT circumcision. But because in America, our circ culture has influenced our medicine, I was circumcised as part of a procedure that was done in the way that is was BECAUSE the foreskin is seen as a defect, a problem, an “extra piece” instead of an inherent portion of what the male body IS.

        So yes, my parents consented to a surgery that also included a circ, but circumcision want their preference, and it wouldn’t have been the doctors either if I grew up in a society that valued the male body as a complete thing.

        1. Wheatfields:
          “Your statement here just shows how much you are influenced by American circ culture.”

          I’m influenced? Hardly. I’m against circumcision unless absolutely necessary for serious health reasons.

          “Its not ‘their choice’. Legally and culturally they are given the ability to perform this specific form of body modification on their sons.”

          Yes it is THEIR CHOICE. Yes, they are OFFERED the surgery and most probably the doctor try to convince them for it, but it’s still THE PARENTS’ CHOICE.

          You can ramble on all day until the cows come home about American culture, but [here] NO ONE FORCES parents to to have and PAY for circumcision. And if they do, they can be sued. No State law makes circumcision MANDATORY.

          “But the only person who has the right to make that choice is the owner of the body.”
          That’s great in theory, but what NEW-BORN BABY BOY is going to put up his hand and yell, “STOP!” to any doctor and/or his parents? That statement is pure bullshit re: newborn babies. It’s up to the parents to make an intelligent decision. Did you actively try to stop the surgeon and/or your parents? No? OK, then you understand that YOUR PARENTS make those decisions.

          I understand how you feel about circumcision. Technically, I am circumcised as well. But I consider mine to be a “very loose cut” because I apparently still have about half my skin left intact. Either the doctor was Dr. Fumblefingers or he had the insight to leave some skin for “pleasure.” Whichever, I consider myself to be a “bit lucky.”

          “But you don’t see it that way because you don’t view the male body is inherently their own.”

          You’re directing ignorant anger towards me because you are actually angry with your parents for their decision but because you love your parents, you side-step any true anger for them to others who (like me) point out the truth. Sorry about that.

          “Yes, they deserve most of the blame for the situation.”

          No, they deserve ALL of the blame for their decision. Also, you probably haven’t considered this, but it MAY BE that non-surgical treatments for your condition either didn’t exist or the doctors may not have known about them. I don’t know.

          “But it is culture that shaped their mind (and yours) It is culture that allowed for the concept of the situation to exist in the first place.”

          You’re mostly right about that — except for “me,” as far as “culturally accepting it.” I’ve told you, I don’t agree with it unless absolutely necessary.

          “The question ‘do you want to cut off the top of your sons dick’ is not needed, or natural.”

          First, no one is cutting off the TOP OF ANY BOYS’ PENIS. It’s just the skin — at least talk about it intelligently, not like a 6th grader.

          “So dismiss culture, is to dismiss the reason the situation exists in the first place.”

          I never dismissed the culture. I just dismiss your desire to blame culture and not your parents who actually made the decision for you.

          1. “I’m influenced? Hardly. I’m against circumcision” “I never dismissed the culture. I just dismiss your desire to blame culture and not your parents who actually made the decision for you.”

            You seem oddly focused on creating this narrative that I am trying to shift the blame from my parents to “society” because of my undying love for mummy and daddy. lol

            “You’re directing ignorant anger towards me because you are actually angry with your parents for their decision but because you love your parents,”

            No, you are just fabricating a life history that isn’t mine and then using that to weakly try and prove I am wrong. Fascinating (and pathetic) debating tactic for sure. I actually don’t really talk to my parents, and am not very close to them. I would LOVE to shift all the blame on them, like I did when I was an immature teenager. Don’t get me wrong, they made a lot of stupid choices. Its always easy to blame parents for everything, but one day you gotta grow up, and the realize the world is a little more complicated then that.

            The truth (as I have said numerous times) is that its obviously the parents who make the action. You seem too near sighted to realize that America has a culture of circumcision, that it normalizes the act- that it shapes peoples view points and fuels mindless tradition.

            “Yes it is THEIR CHOICE. Yes, they are OFFERED the surgery and most probably the doctor try to convince them for it, but it’s still THE PARENTS’ CHOICE.”

            You seem a bit thick headed, so let me be clear. Obviously they are given the choice. But that very different then it being a choice they should be allowed to make.

            “That’s great in theory, but what NEW-BORN BABY BOY is going to put up his hand and yell, “STOP!” to any doctor and/or his parents?”

            EXACTLY! And in your own ramblings you answered your own question. Babies can’t give consent, and seeing as its a non medical form of body modification we should do what we do as a society for all of these types of decisions, we wait until the child is of legal age to decide for themselves.

            There is no reason this should be a choice parents should be allowed to make. Thats the inherent issue that needs to be changed.

            “Also, you probably haven’t considered this, but it MAY BE that non-surgical treatments for your condition either didn’t exist or the doctors may not have known about them. I don’t know.”

            You are right!- you don’t know. Because I have actually researched medical alternatives that were available at the time.

            “Technically, I am circumcised as well. ” No, you ARE circumcised. There is no “technically circumcised”.

            “no one is cutting off the TOP OF ANY BOYS’ PENIS. It’s just the skin”

            Again how your way of thinking has been shaped by a circ culture shows true. You don’t think the foreskin is a part of the penis. Guess what genius! Its the tissue, nerve endings, and veins at the top of the penis, so that would be the top of the penis they are cutting off. Just like if they cut off your lips they would be still cutting off a part of your face, and not “just some skin”

      3. Does it once occur to you that maybe it literally is his culture? He could be born Muslim or Hebrew. Just saying.

        I know he later clarified, but its overall unwise to make assumptions.

  3. Jeezuz just get back to where i can find the bloody thing in English without torrents pleaze

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