MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 350 this week

Applause (2009)
"Applaus" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama  |  25 September 2009 (Denmark)
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 758 users   Metascore: 68/100
Reviews: 12 user | 46 critic | 15 from Metacritic.com

When the critically acclaimed, tough and coming of age actress Thea Barfoed ends her rehab, she confronts a hard choice. During her heavy drinking period she divorced and lost custody of ... See full summary »

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 26 Jul 2011
 
a list of 34 titles
created 09 Nov 2011
 
a list of 33 titles
created 24 Jan 2013
 
list image
a list of 42 titles
created 21 Dec 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Applause" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Applause (2009)

Applause (2009) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Applause.
8 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

A Family (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A successful Danish family faces agonizing choices when its charismatic patriarch falls ill.

Director: Pernille Fischer Christensen
Stars: Jesper Christensen, Lene Maria Christensen, Pilou Asbæk
Parterapi (2010)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Anders and Puk's dream has come true. They've finally bought their own house and at a real good price. Their teenage daughter might cheer up as she gets her own room in the basement. After ... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth Kainz
Stars: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Søren Pilmark
Room 304 (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

In a Copenhagen hotel, disparate lives intersect through accident or fate: A stewardess desperate for intimacy. An immigrant obsessed with revenge. A hotel manager lost in despair. A wife ... See full summary »

Director: Birgitte Stærmose
Stars: Mikael Birkkjær, Stine Stengade, David Dencik
Beast IV (2011)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Bruno loves his wife Maxine. But something is wrong. Their love is not what it once was, and Maxine has found someone else. That changes everything. And it changes Bruno. But there is ... See full summary »

Director: Christoffer Boe
Stars: Nicolas Bro, Marijana Jankovic, Nikolaj Lie Kaas
Fear Me Not (2008)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A man signs up for a test trial of a new anti-depressant as a way to change his life. When the trial is called off, he continues taking the medication with violent results.

Director: Kristian Levring
Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Paprika Steen, Emma Sehested Høeg
Superclásico (2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Christian is a Copenhagen wine seller on the brink of bankruptcy. Equally unsuccessful in just about every other aspect of life, it has been 17months since his wife Anna left him. Anna ... See full summary »

Director: Ole Christian Madsen
Stars: Mikael Bertelsen, Anders W. Berthelsen, Jamie Morton
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A writer-director known for becoming obsessed with his own stories, Jacob Falk stumbles upon photographs of prisoners of war being tortured by Danish soldiers. Suspecting a political ... See full summary »

Director: Christoffer Boe
Stars: Jens Albinus, Igor Radosavljevic, Marijana Jankovic
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Anne (37) has given up finding a man, who will fit in to her sensible and controlled life. She has therefore decided to get inseminated with a carefully selected sperm donor. But as her ... See full summary »

Director: Hella Joof
Stars: Lene Maria Christensen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Mia Lyhne
Allegro I (2005)
Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Famous pianist Zetterström returns home to his native Denmark, to give a concert, just to find out that the choices he has made in his life have affected his love life greatly.

Director: Christoffer Boe
Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Helena Christensen, Henning Moritzen
Teddy Bear I (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The 38-year-old bodybuilder Dennis would really like to find true love. He has never had a girlfriend and lives alone with his mother in a suburb of Copenhagen. When his uncle marries a ... See full summary »

Director: Mads Matthiesen
Stars: Kim Kold, David Winters, Elsebeth Steentoft
Murk (2005)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The psychological thriller "Murk" tells the story of Jacob, who is investigating into the circumstances surrounding his sister's death on her wedding night.

Director: Jannik Johansen
Stars: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Nicolas Bro, Laura Drasbæk
Mad Ship (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A poor young Scandinavian immigrant couple winds up in Canada in search of prosperity, but the hardship of the Great Depression takes a toll in a way they never feared when they went in search of the dream.

Director: David Mortin
Stars: Gil Bellows, Rachel Blanchard, Martha Burns
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Michael Falch ...
...
...
Tom
Otto Leonardo Steen Rieks ...
Noel Koch-Søfeldt ...
Malou Reymann ...
Påklæder (as Malou Leth Reymann)
Uffe Rørbæk Madsen ...
Peter
Nanna Tange ...
Ekspedient
...
AA-mand
Annette Rønning ...
Bartender
Johanne Dam ...
Reggissør
...
George
Lisbeth Holm Larsen ...
Receptionist
Bent Arvid Nillson ...
Mand der kysser
Edit

Storyline

When the critically acclaimed, tough and coming of age actress Thea Barfoed ends her rehab, she confronts a hard choice. During her heavy drinking period she divorced and lost custody of her two boys. Now she wants them to be a part of her life again. Christian, her ex husband is quickly softened by her tough manipulative but charming figure and agrees. She has to prove to her self and to him, that she is worth the try. But the hard life on stage, and the ghosts of the past slowly comes knocking on her door. Thea is forced to face her inner voices. She is bound to give in to her faith, and make the choice. Written by Mikael Chr. Rieks

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Sometimes life is the hardest performance of all

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 September 2009 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Aplausos  »

Box Office

Budget:

DKK 3,600,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The footage from "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" was shot at a real production that Paprika Steen starred in eight months prior to shooting Applause (2009). See more »

Connections

Featured in Stjernerne på slottet: Tæt på Paprika Steen (2011) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Applause gets my applause
7 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Applause is a such a great movie! I got the chance to see it at a film festival and was impressed with Paprika Steen's performance. It's the type of movie that definitely keeps an audience engaged. It is an absolute "must-see." As an indie film lover, I haven't come across a film recently that is able to capture an audience with such powerful emotions throughout. It relates to many people in everyday life and Paprika is such a strong actress. I keep wondering why I haven't seen her in more films. This movie leaves you with a sense of empathy if you didn't have it before and gives you a chance to look at people's lives in a different perspective, since no one knows exactly what someone else may be going through in their personal lives. Paprika's ability to convey her character Thea was perfect. Her ability to sway an audience is phenomenal. I give the film two thumbs up and can't wait to see it again!


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Virginia Woolf? gumbywoman7
Playing in Los Angeles in January! captain_swoots
Opens today! gumbywoman7
Robbed!!! Wiserone
The Ending lynno_94
Discuss Applause (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?