A young man finds love and settles down, but when his young wife spirals into depression they both have decisions to make.

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Claus Strandberg ...
Jens
Kirsten Olesen ...
Kirsten
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Bjarne
Poul Bundgaard ...
Kirstens far
Grethe Holmer ...
Kirstens mor
Ulla Asbjørn Andersen ...
Bitten
Bjarne Buur ...
Kenneth
Benno P. Hansen ...
Sangeren
Lars Junggren ...
Brudekjolesælgeren
Jørgen Kiil ...
Rejselederen
Lisbet Lipschitz
Charlotte Neergaard ...
Damefrisøren
Bjørn Ploug ...
Præsten
Orla Rasch
Johnny Rosenvold ...
Moster Inge
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A young man, Jens, gets a job in a Copenhagen factory. He lives with his mother and has been without a job for a while. One day he meets Kirsten, who works at the library, and asks her out. He meets her parents, and soon they are married. They move into a house, Kirsten stops working, and they prepare their lives together. But Kirsten soon starts to feel a discontent that turns into depression and detachment. Jens fights to stay close to her, but eventually he must decide if he is suited for the respectable life he has built for himself. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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21 August 1978 (Denmark)  »

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Bille August's first feature film as director. See more »

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Sad and tragic couple
27 December 2013 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Being the first film from Bille August this story is focusing on a narrow theme close to heart. The two young people finding each other are unable to get their relationship to blossom being brought up in an environment lacking emotions and communication and not able to free themselves from that past. Instead, they are lured into the trap of consumer society, which proved to be a dead end for people in the 60'es eventually causing the young generation to revolt and claim changes. However, our young couple are not able to stand up for themselves, so it becomes a sad and tragic story of unfulfilled longings. This theme may not have hit at the box office, but it indicates a talented young director on the move. The shift between scenes is impressive, and the scarce dialog only adds to the bleak view of a cramped society unable to reflect any true emotions.


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