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Frygtelig lykkelig (2008)

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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Købmand Moos
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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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Borzasztó boldog  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$11,650, 7 February 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$70,059, 6 June 2010
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The US DVD release contains, as a special feature, a brief clip from an interview with director Henrik Ruben Genz and novel author Erling Jepsen, who are childhood friends. At the start of the interview, Jepsen starts to playfully smack Genz' face, but hits him harder than he wanted and breaks Genz' lip, drawing blood. Genz goes backstage, supposedly to stop the bleeding, but in fact goes home and never returns, leaving Jepsen to do the appearance alone. 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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16 July 2010 | by 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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