6.6/10
630
4 user 16 critic

Minor Mishaps (2002)

Små ulykker (original title)
When a man's wife dies in an accident, his children return home to deal with the tragedy together.

Director:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

1 win & 15 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Several lonely hearts in a semi-provincial suburb of a town in Denmark use a beginner's course in Italian as the platform to meet the romance of their lives.

Director: Lone Scherfig
Stars: Anders W. Berthelsen, Ann Eleonora Jørgensen, Anette Støvelbæk
In Your Hands (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Anna is a recent graduate theologian who are in search of a job. When she is offered a temporary job as a priest at a women's prison, she sees no reason to say no. There she meets Kate, a ... See full summary »

Director: Annette K. Olesen
Stars: Ann Eleonora Jørgensen, Trine Dyrholm, Nicolaj Kopernikus
Truly Human (2001)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A modern fable about an invisible man who gets the chance to become a real human being. He has to learn to be brave, honest and conscientious. 'P' is a fantasy figure, living behind the ... See full summary »

Director: Åke Sandgren
Stars: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Peter Mygind, Susan Olsen
The Shooter (2013)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Denmark's political scene is a public riot with ecologists and pro-nature activists demonstrating on the streets. The actual government legislature is far from keeping the promises of not ... See full summary »

Director: Annette K. Olesen
Stars: Trine Dyrholm, Kim Bodnia, Kristian Halken
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A soldier returning from war is hired by her own father to drive his prostitutes around town. She calls upon herself to help one of them.

Director: Annette K. Olesen
Stars: Trine Dyrholm, Lorna Brown, Finn Nielsen
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

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?

Director: Ole Christian Madsen
Stars: Stine Stengade, Lars Mikkelsen, Sven Wollter
Aftermath (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young married couple has to deal with their emotional breakdowns after the death of their only daughter.

Director: Paprika Steen
Stars: Sofie Gråbøl, Mikael Birkkjær, Søren Pilmark
The Bench (2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

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.

Director: Per Fly
Stars: Jesper Christensen, Marius Sonne Janischefska, Stine Holm Joensen
1:1 (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In a Copenhagen suburb the 19-year-old Per is found unconscious after having been badly beaten up. He is taken to hospital in a coma. The police have no clues, but the air is thick with ... See full summary »

Director: Annette K. Olesen
Stars: Mohammed Al-Bakier, Joy K. Petersen, Anette Støvelbæk
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In SORROW AND JOY filmmaker Johannes and his wife, schoolteacher Signe, experience the biggest sorrow and misfortune one can ever imagine. Nevertheless, in all the hopelessness they must ... See full summary »

Director: Nils Malmros
Stars: Jakob Cedergren, Helle Fagralid, Ida Dwinger
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When a bus breaks down in the desert, the passengers decide to stage "King Lear."

Director: Kristian Levring
Stars: Miles Anderson, Romane Bohringer, David Bradley
A Soap (2006)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A tragicomedy focused on the relationship between the owner of a beauty clinic and a transgender woman.

Director: Pernille Fischer Christensen
Stars: Trine Dyrholm, David Dencik, Frank Thiel
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jørgen Kiil ...
John
...
Marianne (as Maria Würgler Rich)
Henrik Prip ...
Tom
...
Søren Kreiberg
...
Eva
Vigga Bro ...
Ulla Olsen, mother
Martin Madsen ...
Politiken colleague
Jesper Hyldegaard ...
Anders, Tom's colleague
Karen-Lise Mynster ...
Hanne
...
Young man (as Mads Michael Wille)
Pia Rosenbaum ...
Hekla
Oliver Appelt Nielsen ...
Martin Olsen, Tom's son
Gustav Sogaard Jakobsden ...
Hasse Olsen, Tom's son (as Gustav Søgaard Jakobsen)
Julie Wieth ...
Lisbeth
Tina Gylling Mortensen ...
Ellen
Edit

Storyline

When a man's wife dies in an accident, his children return home to deal with the tragedy together.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

15 February 2002 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Små danska olyckor  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Eva: She's not a lesbian.
Tom: I'm an engineer Eva, I know a dyke when I see one.
See more »

Connections

References Ved Kongelunden... (1953) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Low key observational

A really enjoyable film. It reminded me a little of the recent "Italian For Beginners", in being a low key observational comedy. The director apparently employed the Mike Leigh method of film-making, where the actors are encouraged to develop the storyline through improvisation. Now, I'm not a big fan of what Leigh seems so often to achieve through this method: monstrously distorted characters who I find rather aggravating (though, I must admit that the method did work brilliantly in "Naked" and "Secrets and Lies"). Thankfully, this film doesn't go down that route. Some of the characters are certainly odd, but fit in well with the tone of the film. Worth seeing.


4 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Minor Mishaps (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?