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Dark Horse (2005)
"Voksne mennesker" (original title)

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A young man spurs romance and helps his friend and himself go through times and struggles of their ordinary life in Denmark.

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Daniel
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Morfar
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Franc
Morten Suurballe ...
Dommeren
Bodil Jørgensen ...
Gunvor
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Tejs
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Herluf C
Kristian Halken ...
Allan Simonsen
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Søvnforsker Arne
Michelle Bjørn-Andersen ...
Dommerens kone
Pauli Ryberg ...
Skule Malmquist
Mikael Bertelsen ...
Fuldmægtig
Asta Esper Hagen Andersen ...
Mormor Lovisa (as Asta Esper Andersen)
Vera Gebuhr ...
Dame i bagerbutik
Peder Pedersen ...
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A young man spurs romance and helps his friend and himself go through times and struggles of their ordinary life in Denmark.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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13 May 2005 (Denmark)  »

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€1,850,000 (estimated)
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a horse of a different color
28 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although I appreciated the other comments submitted to this point, I saw this movie at the Cleveland International Film Festival and was terribly perplexed by what it meant to convey.

Initially it's a comedy, and a wonderful one at that. Then the characters get hit hard by life's events. Then they change. Unusual events occur, but we don't know why.

It's not until the end that we're left with the magical part of the story the movie is telling. As the main character, Daniel undergoes a slow but significant metamorphosis from a bum (but a lucky one) to a character who cares about others and has become responsible.

Although at first a minor character, the judge is a sort of doppelganger for Daniel. We first see him in the sleep clinic, then in the court where he pronounces Daniel's sentence. The near-collision with Daniel seems to trigger "the switch", where the judge then steals a gift for his child. By the time we see him staying at the airport instead of going to a meeting we're not even remotely surprised that he runs into Daniel. By the time his wife is confronted with the evidence of his theft the translation to bum is complete.

Now to see the movie paying attention to how and when the magic takes effect: is it the near-accident or when the elephants parade by? What about the flash of color? Is there something else?

A good watch to begin with and a better watch the second time around!


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