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Terribly Happy (2008)
"Frygtelig lykkelig" (original title)

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A thriller about a Copenhagen cop who moves to a small town after having a nervous breakdown.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Robert Hansen
Lene Maria Christensen ...
Ingerlise Buhl
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Jørgen Buhl
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Dr. Zerleng
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Købmand Moos
Jens Jørn Spottag ...
Politimester
Henrik Lykkegaard ...
Præst
Bodil Jørgensen ...
Bartender
Peter Hesse Overgaard ...
Helmuth
Niels Skousen ...
Hansi
Lars Lunøe ...
Nissum
Sune Q. Geertsen ...
'Øko' Tage (as Sune Geertsen)
Mathilde Maack ...
Dorthe
Ahn Le ...
Fru Købmand Moos
Taina Anneli R. Berg ...
Lone 'TP' (as Taina Anneli Berg)
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Storyline

Robert Hansen is a cop in Copenhagen who makes a mistake, is remanded for therapy, then assigned to a small town in South Jutland, where cows and problems disappear into the mud. He quickly learns that the town bully, Jørgen, beats his wife, an outsider like Robert. He tries to get her to swear out a complaint against Jørgen; she flirts with Robert. When someone dies and Robert knows the prime suspect is innocent, he halts vigilante justice and things get complicated. He wants to protect himself and the daughter of Jørgen, and he wants to reconnect with his own daughter back home. Is rural justice his ticket back to Copenhagen? Is there any chance at happiness? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama | Mystery

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24 October 2008 (Denmark)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$11,650 (USA) (5 February 2010)

Gross:

$70,059 (USA) (4 June 2010)
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Trivia

Denmark's official submission to the 82nd Academy Awards' Best Foreign Language Film Award in 2010. See more »

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In the closing credits the song "You Always Hurt the One You Love" is listed as "You Always Hurt the One Your Love" instead. See more »

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Featured in Deadline: Episode dated 22 October 2008 (2008) See more »

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You Always Hurt the One Your Love
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Things Are Seldom What They Seem: The Proof Is In The Watching
19 February 2013 | by (Corning, California) – See all my reviews

Things are seldom what they seem; when a cop has some problems on a city beat, he is put into what might seem to be a less stressful environment, a little place in the middle of nowhere with little more than some largely barren land and a little town where the big event seems to be a young girl in red who wheels her baby carriage around after hours; a local wife appears to have beaten by her husband, and seeks solace from the new cop; the locals watch warily to see what happens. And the viewer is sucked into a dark swamp of a plot which offers a few out-of-your-seat surprises and plenty of plot twists. Terribly Happy is a dark, unconventional thriller peopled with folks who have some very odd agendas, and I had a riveting good time with it


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