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Oh Happy Day (2004)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 5 November 2004 (Denmark)
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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... See full summary »

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Grethe
Kurt Ravn ...
Preben
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Lars Hjortshøj ...
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Niklas Væver ...
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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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Love Will Shine
Performed by Wayne Hernandez
Composed by Martin Brygmann
Lyrics by Martin Brygmann and Hella Joof
Produced by Nikolaj Steen
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Happy (?) day
17 July 2005 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Has Danish comedy started to repeat itself? And not only itself, also others? It's a little too much running in forms we've seen before. Ordinary people, having ordinary conflicts. They are altogether good, but here they are (of course) hit by "life". They learn something, change their lives and when the film ends, they are much wiser, but still ordinary.

Here you find the woman, who hasn't fulfilled her dreams, living in a dead marriage. Then the black Harlem gospel reverend appears and she starts to believe, in her herself, in music, in life and even in God. It's too simple after all. There's hardly more than 1,5 dimension here. Thats's not enough to be called a gospel.


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