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 »
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
This film tells a really sad story. I don't know whether it's based on real characters but I hope it's not. It's not the story of Regitze, as the title suggests, but the one of her husband. Director Kaspar Rostrup evokes a depressing feeling in the viewer by showing the couple's present situation, having a garden party with their old friends, alternating with important episodes of their marriage, where Regitze turns out to be a dominant, egoistic wife. The comparison between now and then makes the movie very shocking and sad and I really recommend it to every one, especially to men who are about to marry.
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