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Just Like Home (2007)
"Hjemve" (original title)

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Director Lone Scherfig teams with screenwriter Niels Hausgaard to tell the comedic tale of a troubled small town, and the brave few who made it their mission to keep the community together.... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Lars Kaalund ...
Apoteker
Bodil Jørgensen ...
Myrtle
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Margrethe
Peter Gantzler ...
Erling
Peter Hesse Overgaard ...
Lindy Steen
Pernille Vallentin ...
Mette-Inge
Mia Lyhne ...
Ulla
Ida Dwinger ...
Darling
Stina Ekblad ...
Missionær
Steen Stig Lommer ...
Missionær
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Jesper Tøjmand
Henrik Lykkegaard ...
Bo
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Marie Askehave ...
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Defektrice
Thomas Buchreiz
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Director Lone Scherfig teams with screenwriter Niels Hausgaard to tell the comedic tale of a troubled small town, and the brave few who made it their mission to keep the community together. As the citizens of a secluded Danish town gradually loose their trust in one and other, the sight of a naked man walking through town in the early hours of the morning sets off an unsettling wave of paranoia. Only when they find the naked man will the townspeople find the strength needed to move beyond this strange emotional state. Now, as a dedicated few set out to uncover the naked man's identity and re-establish their sense of community, they suddenly begin to realize that in assisting their neighbors they are simultaneously and inadvertently bettering themselves as well. Written by Anonymous

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30 March 2007 (Denmark)  »

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Much of the film was written between shooting with the intention of letting the filming process guide the story without being able to go back and change earlier events. See more »

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The troubles in a small town
5 May 2013 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

Lone Scherfig's comedy about a small town and it's problem with the small things. The town square is under total reconstruction, when a man runs across town totally naked a night, only carrying a newspaper as an Olympic torch, showing the crown jewels. The town's response is to establish a crisis phone number, called the "The silent ear". obviously this crisis phone adds to new problems. We meet the artist Lindy Steen, which is bigger than his home town, and the mad and angry villager and a lot of people which problems they start to find center around the naked running man. Who is running around naked at night, and why does this affect the town life?

It's got the same thing as other Danish movies from the last years. It draws you in. The film holds a fun and naive tone all way through. It's easy to recognize life in a small town, though caricatured heavily, it's a good comical opportunity to make a fun film of. Maybe this would have made even better as a TV-series, where we could get to know the persons better.

I enjoyed the film, with it's subtle humor, which is a form I enjoy more than when the crazy elements take over. In a couple of moments I thought "Twin Peaks" at it's most charming moments at the local sheriffs office. Kudos to the religious couple, the up right naive blonde girl Mette-Inge and Jesper, the well meaning owner of a shop wanting to take local responsibility, which had to Move into the local students dormitory. The best is perhaps the angry man, which has troubles with everything, but is everywhere.

All in all well acted out, with nicely done direction and film handwork. Hilarious moments are the religious parents. I think this is the film by Scherfig I've enjoyed the most, though I haven't yet seen her presumably best "An education" yet.

Recommended if you like a subtle comedy like this, like the ones of the Coen-brothers or Bent Hamer which I've enjoyed immensely, or like Hans Petter Moland's "A somewhat gentle man". Stupid, yes, the more the film progresses, but still very enjoyable!


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