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Kira's Reason: A Love Story (2001)

En kærlighedshistorie (original title)
Kira and Mads try to work out their marriage, after Kira has been two years in a mental institution, but is she really ready for the real world?

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Kira
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Mads
Sven Wollter ...
Kira's Father
Peaches Latrice Petersen ...
Kay
Camilla Bendix ...
Charlotte
Lotte Bergstrøm ...
Michelle
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Gustav
Ronnie Lorenzen ...
Mikkel (as Ronnie Hiort Lorenzen)
Oliver Appelt Nielsen ...
Julius
Klaus Pagh ...
Mads' Boss
Claus Strandberg ...
1st Supplier
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2nd Supplier
Michael Hasselflug ...
3rd Supplier
Helle Merete Sørensen ...
Wife of 1st Supplier
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John
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Storyline

Kira and Mads have been married for some years when she is put away for two years in a mental institution. The movie begins when she returns to her home, her husband and their two kids. However, she is not fully recovered and doesn't know how to behave in the outside world. She also suspects Mads of having an affair. She causes several scandals, before she gets one final chance to do something right. The question is if their love is strong enough to overcome all these troubles. Written by Kynde

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26 October 2001 (Denmark)  »

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Kira's Reason: A Love Story  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,791 (USA) (17 January 2003)

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$1,791 (USA) (17 January 2003)
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The Dogme 95 certificate at the beginning of the film reads as follows: "This is to confirm that the director of the following motion picture, "En kærlighedshistorie", has submitted a signed, sworn statement to the effect that this motion picture has been produced in compliance with the rules and intentions set forth in the Dogme 95 manifesto. Dogme no. 21. Confirmed this day: Copenhagen 5. marts 2001." Signed Lars von Trier, Kristian Levring, Thomas Vinterberg, Søren Kragh-Jacobsen. See more »

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Referenced in Bag kameraet: En kærlighedshistorie (2002) See more »

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Amazing Grace
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Performed by Peaches Latrice Petersen & Sven Wollter
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mood swings take toll on families
15 August 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews



***Spoilers*** This film deals with the moodswings experienced by Kira, and although the illness is not specified it would appear to be manic-depression (aka bipolar disorder). The film didn't specify how long she was in hospital, but it was long enough for the husband to hire a housekeeper. When she returns home, she seems very warm and friendly (even getting into the personal space of the housekeeper and commenting she could tell she was a "good person" and then accusing her of sleeping with her husband and screaming at her to get out of the house.

Her two boys ask their father if they will be embarrassed by their mother's behavior and he assures them will not. Alas, this is not to be the case. (One wonders if, in fact, she has been sufficiently stabilized on her medications before leaving - the film leaves this up in the air, but she is seen drinking alcoholic beverages, which interact badly with many psychotropic drugs).

The film deals with the interactions of Kira's family(ies) - her father has left her mother some time ago, possibly because her mother may have the same illness. He speaks of her as being "full of emotion" and just not being able to cope with her. One wonders how her husband puts up with her behavior, ranging from going somewhat out of control at the children's pool at a natatorium to flirting with/going home with a stranger at a bar. She and her husband reconcile at the end, but one wonders. Both her father & sister appear, having been called by Kira when it seemed she and her husband were breaking up, and they both seem to have seen this behavior more than once before.


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