Aching Heart

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Aching Heart (Det svider i hjärtat)
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Directed by Oscar Hedin
Written by Oscar Hedin
Distributed by Laika Films & Television
Release date
  • 19 October 2007 (2007-10-19)
Running time
75 minutes
Country Sweden
Language Swedish

Aching Heart (Swedish: Det svider i hjärtat) is a Swedish documentary film about the world of young European Muslims who dedicate themselves to jihad, or holy war.[1] It was nominated by the Swedish Film Institute for the 43rd Guldbagge Awards in the category of Best Documentary Feature.[2]

The film includes the story of "two young Swedes with immigrant backgrounds - one from Ostermalm, one of Stockholm's poshest neighborhoods, and one from Kvanum, a tiny town in central Sweden - who left their homes in the 1990s to seek martyrdom in the wars of Chechnya and Bosnia and Herzegovina."[1]

Oscar Hedin, the director and writer of the film received support from academics who have studied the phenomenon of Islamic radicalisation.[1]

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