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The Art of Crying (2006)
"Kunsten at græde i kor" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  27 April 2007 (Denmark)
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Follows a precocious, eleven-year-old Allan, who tries desperately to keep his dysfunctional, rural family together during the social upheavals of the early seventies. Allan reveres his ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jannik Lorenzen ...
Allan
Jesper Asholt ...
Far
Julie Kolbech ...
Sanne (as Julie Kolbeck)
Hanne Hedelund ...
Mor
Thomas Knuth-Winterfeldt ...
Asger
Gitte Siem ...
Faster Didde
Rita Angela ...
Farmor
Bjarne Henriksen ...
Neighbor Budde
Laura Kamis Wrang ...
Fru Budde
Tue Frisk Petersen ...
Nis Budde
Sune Thomsen ...
Per
Jacob Tranæs ...
Sole
Bodil Lassen ...
Frk. Port
Helle Jensen ...
Fru Simonsen
Rolf Hansen ...
Priest
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Follows a precocious, eleven-year-old Allan, who tries desperately to keep his dysfunctional, rural family together during the social upheavals of the early seventies. Allan reveres his father, Henry, the local milkman, and can't understand why others don't feel the same way. His family life is so twisted he thinks it's perfectly normal to stay awake all night dealing with his father's hysterics and suicidal threats. Allan's older brother left town several years ago, and his mother gave up long before that, relying on sleeping pills to escape Henry's tantrums. Allan then becomes obsessed with a rival family, whom he considers foolish white trash until they start taking away Henry's customers. He is frustrated that his mother doesn't take his father's complaints seriously, and is perplexed by the increasingly rebellious and bizarre behavior of his sister, Sanne. Incapable of understanding what's going on and heavily influenced by his father, Allan commits appalling acts, unaware of ... Written by Anonymous

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Selected as the second best Danish movie of the decade by the film critics of the Danish newspaper 'Information'. (Number one was Dogville (2003).) See more »

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Riveting, if somewhat dark and disturbing movie. Incredible acting.
9 September 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Watched the world premier at the Toronto Film Festival.

You are drawn into this dark movie and cannot turn away. The performances by Jannik Lorenzen, Jesper Asholt and Julie Kolbeck are spellbinding. The movie is shown from the point of view of 10 year old Allan (Jannik), giving a very unique perspective on this messed up family. Director Peter Schønau Fog really pulls this together.

Jannik Lorenzen is an incredible actor. This was his debut film, and I think that he's is equal most other child actors today. I really hope to see him in more films.

Jesper Asholt plays a challenging role, the evil and disturbed father, with incredible conviction.

The cinematography and directing are first rate, this is not a low budget or low quality film.

Apparently based on the life of the book author, which is pretty disturbing too.

It's too bad this Danish movie (with English subtitles) will be unavailable to most North American's...


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