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Oh Happy Day (2004)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 5 November 2004 (Denmark)
A Baptist preacher from Harlem gets stranded in a provincial Danish town, after a bus accident involving his touring gospel choir. Alone amidst suspicious Danes, he teaches the local church... See full summary »

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Hannah
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Moses Jackson
Ditte Gråbøl ...
Grethe
Kurt Ravn ...
Preben
Søren Fauli ...
Krüger
Lars Hjortshøj ...
Lasse
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Shirley
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Kirsten
Michael Moritzen ...
Kjell
Mikael Birkkjær ...
Carsten
Peter Aude ...
Torben
David Andersen ...
Thomas
Louise Klein ...
Laura
Niklas Væver ...
Shirley's Son
Daniella Væver ...
Shirley's Daughter
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A Baptist preacher from Harlem gets stranded in a provincial Danish town, after a bus accident involving his touring gospel choir. Alone amidst suspicious Danes, he teaches the local church choir to sing gospel music and touches the life of one bored housewife in particular. Written by Winnie Li

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5 November 2004 (Denmark)  »

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Kórusrománc  »

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£2,000,000 (estimated)
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Oh Happy Day
Written by Philip Doddridge and Edward F. Rimbault, arranged by Edwin Hawkins
Performed by The Tuff Singers featuring Wayne Hernandez and Dawn Wallace
Produced by Lawrence Johnson and Nicky Brown
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22 November 2004 | by (Copenhagen) – See all my reviews

This movie marries two highly unlikely subjects: Danish small-town life and gospel music.

Moses Jackson, leader of an American gospel choir, is stranded in a (very) provincial danish village after his bus crashes - because of Hannah, neglected wife and singer in a rather amateurish danish choir. Jackson decides to work with the choir and takes them on a musical and spiritual journey that enriches everybody's life.

A very high feel-good factor, some wonderful dialogue, and the undeniable screen-appeal of gospel music combine to make this a very enjoyable movie.


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