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The Bench (2000)
"Bænken" (original title)

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Kaj is an alcoholic living on the money the Danish state is providing him. Him and his friends spend their time drinking beer at a public bench. One day Kaj's life turns upside down when a young lady and her child moves in next to him.

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Kaj
Marius Sonne Janischefska ...
Stine Holm Joensen ...
Liv
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Stig
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Kim
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Connie (as Sarah Kjærgaard Boberg)
Benjamin Boe Rasmussen ...
Bo
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Lars Ranthe ...
Kaptajnen
Holger Perfort ...
Hr. Nandrup
Britta Lillesøe ...
Lis
John Martinus ...
Toiletpasser
Petrine Agger ...
Ann Kristine Schmidt ...
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Kims Nabo
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Kaj is an alcoholic living on the money the Danish state is providing him. Him and his friends spend their time drinking beer at a public bench. One day Kaj's life turns upside down when a young lady and her child moves in next to him.

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$1,152,925 (Denmark) (27 April 2001)
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This movie is the first of a trilogy by director Per Fly, the other two being "Arven" and "Drabet", dealing with Danish lower, middle and upper class respectively. See more »

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Kaj's name on the letterbox reappears after he has destroyed it. See more »

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Featured in Bænken - med virkeligheden som udgangspunkt (2000) See more »

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Requiem (sanctus)
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Not a Hollywood movie
21 September 2006 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

I can see on the message boards, that this film does not come with English subtitles - only Danish for the hearing impaired, so foreigners don't get much help ... however, the Cinema version should have English subtitles.

It is actually a great shame, because this film is not really about something special Scandinavian.

Above all, it is good to see, that really good movies touching important themes can be done without a Hollywood budget.

There is an old quote in Danish culture: "People say that Jeppe is drinking, but they don't say why Jeppe is drinking". This film illustrates this point very well.

But the film is part of a trilogy, so maybe they make a boxed set in the future with English subtitles ... one can only hope.


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