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Den kroniske uskyld (1985)

For Janus his friend Tore is his big ideal: pretty, intelligent and self-confident. Janus is grateful for his friendship even though he is considered the court jester. When Tore falls in ... See full summary »

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Allan Olsen ...
Thomas Algren ...
Simone Bendix ...
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Per Pallesen ...
Hr. Tolne - Janus' father
Lisbet Dahl ...
Fru Tolne - Janus' mother
Anne-Lise Gabold ...
Fru Reimer
Helle Fastrup ...
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Axel Strøbye ...
Rektor
Ilse Rande ...
Ole Ernst ...
Poul
Holger Vistisen
Claus Hesselberg ...
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Erni Arneson ...
Housemaid at Junkersen
Jørn Gottlieb ...
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For Janus his friend Tore is his big ideal: pretty, intelligent and self-confident. Janus is grateful for his friendship even though he is considered the court jester. When Tore falls in love with the beautiful and sweet girl Helle, Janus accepts his role as their highly loved third party. Helle's fashionable mother, however, is a bit too interested in Tore. Written by Allan Simonsen <allans@daimi.aau.dk>

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Awkward adaptation.
24 October 2001 | by (Slagelse, Denmark) – See all my reviews

Klaus Rifbjerg´s classic novel went through an ill-advised update from the 50´es to the 80´es in its transition to the screen. Unknowns were cast in the lead parts (with the exception of Allan Olsen, miscast as Janus), and the result is a sometimes embarrassing, mostly plain old boring melodrama of a doomed romance among wealthy Danish students. Susse Wold is a rich bitch caricature, portraying the girl´s mother like a Disney villain, and Ahlgren and Bendix register zero as the unfortunate romantic couple (and where are they now?). Worst of all is the dialogue, which will make you cringe (Did teens really talk like this in the 80´es? I don´t think so!), and credibility is hurled out the window early on; one sequence has the main characters discussing modern art on a high intellectual level and in the very next scene giggling and talking about going to see the latest Eddie Murphy-film...what the heck was that about? Decent box office hit, though, but very few fond memories.


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