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Tro, håb og kærlighed (1984)

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Danish teens come of age in 1963. Bjorn and Erik are close friends. Bjorn is pursued by Kirsten, a future Stepford wife, but he falls for Anna, who initiates him into love and sex. Erik is ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ulrikke Bondo ...
Bent Mejding ...
Erik's father
Aase Hansen ...
Erik's mother (as Åse Hansen)
Arne Hansen ...
Bjørns father
Lone Lindorff ...
Bjørn's mother
Thomas Nielsen ...
Bjørn's littlebrother Henning
Malene Schwartz ...
Kirsten's mother
Troels Munk ...
Kirsten's father
Helle Spangaard ...
Kirsten's sister Inge
Kurt Ravn ...
Grethe Mogensen ...
Anna's mother
Elga Olga Svendsen ...
Bjørn's grandmother (as Elga Olga)


Danish teens come of age in 1963. Bjorn and Erik are close friends. Bjorn is pursued by Kirsten, a future Stepford wife, but he falls for Anna, who initiates him into love and sex. Erik is somber, caring for his home-bound mentally-ill mother while his strict father rules his life. He desires Kirsten, but she's unattainable. Pregnancy, a horrific abortion, an engagement party, and a revelation about the rectitude of Erik's father lead to a climax: Bjorn and Erik must stand up to controlling adults. Written by <>

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26 September 1986 (USA)  »

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Twist and Shout  »

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excellent washington post review
31 August 2002 | by (Longmont, Colorado) – See all my reviews

This film is the highest grossing film of all time in Denmark, where it was made. There must be a reason, yet I've never read a review that comes close to understanding the mood and intent of the film. Ebert's, for instance, is a joke and an embarrassment.

Ever seeking to see justice done to this superb film, I poked around some other sites and finally found a fair, thorough, thoughtful review. If you're interested, you might run a quick search for a review by Hal Hinson in The Washington Post back in 1987. Hinson describes "Twist and Shout" as "a buoyant, moody work" -- and, as anyone who's spent much time in Denmark can attest, that description might serve as well as any to describe the national character.

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