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Denmark

Synopsis

How does one bear the unbearable? That is the essential question for Claes and Britt, a couple in their mid-thirties. They lost their only child in a car accident and are now struggling in separate ways to overcome their grief. Britt cannot talk about it, Claes can hardly talk about anything else.

Britt buries herself in her job as a social worker and gets involved with a young single mother and her baby, far exceeding the bounds of professional interest. Claes is unable to function at work and is sent home on leave. He does not tell Britt, but starts spending his days stalking the woman who ran their daughter over.
The situation is highly unstable for all of them and as Britt clashes with the young mother and Claes finally confronts the woman, it becomes apparent that their grief is not overcome by revenging on others.
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Paprika Steen

Written by: Kim Fupz Aakeson

Cinematography: Erik Zappon

Original Score: Nikolaj Steen

Main Cast: Sofie Gråbøl (Britt), Mikael Birkkjær (Claes), Lena Endre (Vivi), Søren Pilmark (Nisse)

Nominations and Awards

  • Feature Film Selection 2004