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Kærlighedens smerte (1992)

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A young woman who falls in love with her teacher is hit by heartache and challenges she is not prepared for and struggles to escape her dark frame of mind.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tanja Skov ...
Kirsten 9 år
Martin Berg ...
Gert
Marianne Pedersen ...
Pige
Majken Jensen ...
Pige
Laura Katborg ...
Pige
Niels Ørnen Norup ...
Dreng
Søren Overgaard ...
Dreng
Birthe Neumann ...
Kirstens mor
Waage Sandø ...
Kirstens far
Søren Østergaard ...
Søren
Christian Alsøe ...
Torben
Anne Louise Hassing ...
Kirsten
Peder Dahlgaard ...
Anders
Anni Bjørn ...
Inge-Lise
Poul Otto Udsen ...
Lejrchef
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Kirsten is a young woman still in school. She falls in love with her teacher Søren. When she fails to pass her exams, Søren helps her prepare for new exams, but she is disappointed when Søren moves in with his colleague Inge-Lise. Kirsten sleeps with an older man she meets in a bar, and when she becomes pregnant she chooses to have the baby. But she is hit by depression and is only barely saved when she tries to kill herself and her unborn child. Although Søren and Kirsten move in together after she has her baby, their life together is marked by distance and sadness because of Kirsten's mood swings and paranoia, and it comes to a dramatic ending. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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30 October 1992 (Denmark)  »

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Pain of Love  »

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Bruden pyntes
Written by Thomas Koppel
Performed by Savage Rose
Excerpt from "Dødens triumf"
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An Exquisite Portrayal of Heartache
23 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Pain of Love shows just that - the depth to which a person who has fixated on another person can drop. I saw this film almost 20 years ago and have never forgotten it. I saw two other pictures by Nils Malmros, both remarkable (TREE OF KNOWLEDGE & BOYS). This guy has the talent reminiscent of Ingmar Bergman. I live in Los Angeles and his films are never released here (I saw all his titles at film festivals)- it's very depressing not to have access to his works.

The actress who plays the lead character displays emotions that I have felt in my darker moments. She was truly able to transmit the sensation of deep depression.


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