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Shake It (2001)

En kort en lang (original title)
Jacob is a young man used to getting everything he wants. For several years, he has been living in a happy homosexual partnership with Jørgen, and one night Jacob decides to pop the big ... See full summary »

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Jacob
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Jørgen
Charlotte Munck ...
Caroline
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Tom
Oskar Walsøe ...
Oskar
Peter Frödin ...
Frederik
Nikolaj Steen ...
Mads
Ditte Gråbøl ...
Inge
Morten Kirkskov ...
Adrian
Henning Jensen ...
Palle
Pernille Højmark ...
Ellen
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Anne
Ghita Nørby ...
Bine
Thomas Winding ...
Hans Henrik
Klaus Bondam ...
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Jacob is a young man used to getting everything he wants. For several years, he has been living in a happy homosexual partnership with Jørgen, and one night Jacob decides to pop the big question to Jørgen. Jørgen happily accepts Jacobs marriage proposal, but then something happens: Jacob falls in love with a girl, and not just any girl. The girl is Caroline, married to Jørgens younger brother Tom. Jacob's life suddenly gets very complicated, trying to figure out whether he wants to spend his life with Jørgen or Caroline. Most of all, he wants both! When Caroline gets pregnant with Jacob, matters are even more complicated. Written by Frustrator

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16 November 2001 (Denmark)  »

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Shake Your Heart  »

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DKK 16,500,000 (estimated)
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The person Sørmand who Frederik talks about all the time is finally revealed in the photos during the end credits. It turns out to be the real-life TV host Søren Kaster who among other things was the first host of the Danish version of "Jeopardy!". See more »

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During the end credits photos show what happens later. E.g. the happy family with the new baby, Mads with the female cop, etc. See more »

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References The Celebration (1998) See more »

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En kort en lang
Music by Martin Brygmann
Lyrics by Martin Brygmann and Hella Joof
Performed by Lisa Nilsson
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An emotional roller-coaster
26 September 2009 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about a man who is about to marry the man he loves, but falls for his sister instead.

"Shake It All About" is an unconventional romantic comedy. It's well written, and the story is engaging. It's an emotional roller-coaster that exposes a painful reality. Troels Lyby's acting as Jorgen is phenomenal. His character faces many adversities, and each time Lyby conveys his sadness, frustration and anger very well. I can see his pain and I can feel his pain. The lunch party scene where Jacob packs up is the best example of his splendid acting. I would certainly want to watch more of his films. Mads Mikkelsen is disappointing on the other hand. He does not carry his emotions as thoroughly as Troels Lyby. I enjoyed watching "Shake It All About".


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