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

Unrated  |   |  Drama, Mystery  |  24 October 2008 (Denmark)
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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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Robert Hansen
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Ingerlise Buhl
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Jørgen Buhl
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Dr. Zerleng
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Købmand Moos
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Politimester
Henrik Lykkegaard ...
Præst
Bodil Jørgensen ...
Bartender
Peter Hesse Overgaard ...
Helmuth
Niels Skousen ...
Hansi
Lars Lunøe ...
Nissum
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'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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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

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

Gross:

$70,059 (USA) (4 June 2010)
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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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Referenced 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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16 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is happening again. A film is a hit and Hollywood remakes it. Watch the original before they do that.

Henrik Ruben Genz directs this film (and will direct the remake) that has been compared to a Coen brothers film. The synopsis is simple - Hot Fuzz in Danish, but a noir, not a comedy, even though it is funny at times.

Jakob Cedergren was great as the cop sent to a small town for his transgressions, and who got himself into a bigger mess with Lene Maria Christensen. She was also extremely good, as was her husband, played by Kim Bodnia.

What a great ending!


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