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H.C. Andersen og den skæve skygge (1998)

A young man discovers that his shadow does not behave quite like others, but is a reflection of his dark and unruly side shaking of his life. When he is struggling to create a name for ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Otto Brandenburg ...
Rejsekammeraten, plejer (voice)
Povl Dissing ...
En gal (voice)
Ole Ernst ...
Colin (voice)
Ditte Gråbøl ...
Johanne (voice)
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Louise (voice)
Cecilie Hastrup Karshøj ...
(voice)
Lone Kellerman ...
Moster (voice)
Tommy Kenter ...
Jesper Klein ...
H.C. Andersen (voice)
Margrethe Koytu ...
Heks (voice)
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Fanden (voice)
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Moderen (voice)
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Skyggen (voice)
Ove Sprogøe ...
Bedstefaderen (voice)
Axel Strøbye ...
Teaterdirektøren (voice)
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A young man discovers that his shadow does not behave quite like others, but is a reflection of his dark and unruly side shaking of his life. When he is struggling to create a name for himself as a writer, the shadow acquire it's own body, in league with the devil. The life and times of the reclusive Danish writer, Hans Christian Andersen. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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16 January 1998 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Andersen és a hosszú árnyék  »

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1.66 : 1
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Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #19.2 (1998) See more »

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The dark side of Andersen
28 August 2007 | by (Hungary) – See all my reviews

It was a looong time ago when I last saw this cartoon. I accidentally switched to the right channel at the right time, I guess... I saw this movie only ONCE, but i still remember it so well. Not the story itself, nor the characters really, but the atmosphere, the meaning, and the power of it.

The story tells Hans Christian Andersen life, all the joys and sorrows of it. Yet it's as surrealistic as it can get. Andersen is haunted by his very own dark spirit, which is represented by a thin, shady figure, called the "long shadow". It follows His owners every step, and leaves him restless. He lives, and actually "dies" with him (the last scenes of the film are quite enigmatic).

This is a story about divided, shattered person. Even though, the characters seem quite normal, the background makes up for it. At night, there's darkness, which makes everything shady and dark, and you don't know which shadow could be THAT one, and the daytime, shadows are just much too sharp (some of these scenes reminded me on the anime: Lain). All in all: not a kids cartoon. Not even for all adults. Its a really sad, surrealistic, slow and combined story (and a truly European one too), and the whole movie looks like it's been filmed in the 80's. But if you're in to these kind of things, and you're interested in a tale, that really holds a grip on you, than give it a try.


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