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The One and Only (1999)

Den eneste ene (original title)
When handyman Niller comes to install Sus' new kitchen one day, their immediate crush is a sweet escape from both of their problematic relationships.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Niels Olsen ...
Søs Egelind ...
Lars Kaalund ...
Vanessa Gouri ...
Adoptionsdame / Adoption lady
Fertilitetslæge / Fertility doctor
Jacob Thuesen ...
Par med nyt køkken / Couple with new kitchen
Lars Kjeldgård ...
Par med nyt køkken / Couple with new kitchen (as Lars Kjeldgaard)
Berrit Kvorning ...
Klinikchefen / Clinic leader
Sonnys elskerinde / Sonny's mistress
Charlotte Munck ...
Kunde / Customer


This romantic comedy follows two couples in Copenhagen trying to settle down. Sus, who works in a beauty clinic, tries to live happily with her Italian husband. Soon after she tells him that she's pregnant she discovers that he's having an affair with one of her clients at the beauty clinic. She kicks him out of the apartment just as their new kitchen arrives. Niller, the kitchen installer, is a down-to-earth kind of guy who lives a childless, but otherwise happy life with Lizzie. They're busy preparing for a child adoption, only one event will have a huge impact on both their lives just as the newly adopted girl shows up from Burkina Fasu. At the same time Niller falls head-over-heels in love with Sus. Written by Eroka

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Hun er helt vild... bare ikke med ham.


Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

1 April 1999 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

The One and Only  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,306 (Iceland) (17 November 2000)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The movie was the biggest Danish box office success of the nineties. See more »


In the hospital, the paper sticking out of Sonny's bleeding nose jumps from right nostril to left and back again. See more »


Stella: Too bad, Sonny boy...
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Referenced in Natholdet - med Anders Breinholt: Nicolaj Kopernikus (2012) See more »


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A highly recommendable, funny, danish movie!
27 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

First of all I will like to say that I think this danish movie really captures the essence of a good and funny danish movie. In some years now, danish movies have been almost nothing but DOGME, violence, or interracial confrontations. This film is the return of the uplifting, joyfull danish films from the mid 80s without that much to worry about.

The story in itself isn't much, the plot is very easy to guess as the movie starts, but the simplicity is to me 'the touch' in this movie.

Actor Niels Olsen stars in quite a new type of role, he is almost not funny at all, but he does this very well, playing Niller, a kitchen assembly/repairman and the under dog in a marriage that never should have been. Niller and his very edgy and controlling wife are in the process of adopting a little african girl, when Niller meets the kitchen craving Sus (played with a lot of spirit by actress Sidse Babette Knudsen), a woman who is very hard to forget just like that---even though she has this hip italian boy friend. The facts that Niller is entrapped by his marriage and new fatherhood and that Sus is engaged to be married should not leave much of a story to tell. But this is changed by a very convenient car accident and some fooling around. Hmmm!

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