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Memories of a Marriage (1989)
"Dansen med Regitze" (original title)

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Karl Åge and Regitze host a summer garden party for close friends, their son, and his family. Karl Åge is quiet, detached; Regitze is spirited, lively. He thinks back: love at first sight ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frits Helmuth ...
Karl Aage (Regitze's Husband)
Mikael Helmuth ...
Young Karl Aage
Ghita Nørby ...
Regitze
Rikke Bendsen ...
Young Regitze
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Borge
Michael Moritzen ...
Young Borge
Anne Werner Thomsen ...
Isle
Dorthe Simone Lang ...
Young Ilse
Henning Ditlev ...
Rikard
Kim Rømer ...
Young Rikard
Birgit Sadolin ...
Annie
Nanna Møller ...
Young Annie
Hans Henrik Clemensen ...
John 40 years
Peter Zhelder ...
John 19 years
Sylvester Zimsen ...
John 11-13 years
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Karl Åge and Regitze host a summer garden party for close friends, their son, and his family. Karl Åge is quiet, detached; Regitze is spirited, lively. He thinks back: love at first sight during the war, living together unmarried, her mother's hunger strike when they won't baptize their son. Regitze is passionate and forthright; she speaks her mind. He remembers her inviting a derelict for Christmas dinner, and the man shows up with five bashful friends. He recalls her taking on their son's teacher when the man slaps the lad. He remembers her love of dancing and his fear that his social clumsiness might end their relationship. Now, in twilight, he has other things to face. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A truly sad Danish film
30 June 2003 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

This film is one of those you will always keep in the back of your mind. Ghita Nørby and Frits Helmuth have indeed played together many times but this is one of the best.

It's dealing with mourning and death, being together and in love for a whole lifetime and with a tremendously sad ending. In this film we're faced with lives catastrophies at the same time as we see a true and lifelong love.

A marriage with its ups and downs but a couple who are always together in safety.

As a film it is really sad mainly because it seems so real; that it could happpen to anyone. Another thing which makes this film great is that it portraits totally normal danish life; nothing fancy or spectacular, we're just shown a couple who've been together for everso many years and at the end of it all we see how utterly difficult it is to part.

A film that definately is worthwhile watching since it gives one something to think about. As we know Martha Christensen really can make tragedies but never over the line. She indeed touches peoples souls and I wonder if that isn't also the meaning.


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