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Aftermath (2004)

Lad de små børn... (original title)
A young married couple has to deal with their emotional breakdowns after the death of their only daughter.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Britt Lehmann
Mikael Birkkjær ...
Claes Lehmann
Karen-Lise Mynster ...
Anette Christoffersen
Carsten Bjørnlund ...
Sarah Secher Ernst ...
Lars Ranthe ...
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A young married couple has to deal with their emotional breakdowns after the death of their only daughter.

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Director Paprika Steen and screenwriter Kim Fupz Aakeson were in huge disagreements about the ending of the film. Steen wanted the husband (played by Michael Birkkjær) to caress his wife's (Sofie Gråbøl) face. Steen insisted that she needed it to make a happier ending. Aakeson stated that a gesture like that would ruin the story. Steen got her wish. See more »


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Solid non-dogme drama
16 April 2004 | by (Slagelse, Denmark) – See all my reviews

Ubiquitous actress Paprika Steen makes an assured directing debut with this hard-hitting drama of a couple (Birkkjær and Gråbøl) attempting to cope (in very different ways) with the tragic loss of their teenage daughter, who has been killed by a drunk-driver (Mynster). There's no easy way out in this extremely well-acted film, which unfortunately also lacks a satisfying conclusion, and a few loose ends. Written by Kim Fupz Aakeson with music by Nikolaj Steen, the director's brother.


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