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Applaus (2009)

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Påklæder (as Malou Leth Reymann)
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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

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Sometimes life is the hardest performance of all

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25 September 2009 (Denmark)  »

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Aplauso  »

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DKK 3,600,000 (estimated)
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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 Applaus (2009). See more »

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

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Words and Music by Nikolaj Steen
Vocals, Keyboards Drums & Percussion by Nikolaj Steen
Guitars by Jonas Krag
Piano by Jesper Nordenström
Bass by Lars Danielsson
Choir by Maria Køhnke, Morten Woods, Susanne Palsbøll (as Susanne Palsbøl), Nikolaj Steen
Produced by Nikolaj Steen / Scanbox
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Superb Danish Film
30 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Applause is one of those films that sucks you in from the very beginning and can hold an audience's attention until the end credits. At first, I thought the movie would be difficult to follow because of the Danish subtitles, however that was not the case. The main character, portrayed by the amazing actress, Paprika Steen, is very convincing as a mother and actress trying to separate her career roles from her personal life. Your heart really goes out to her as you sympathize with the struggles she is facing to turn her life around. The rest of the cast is very talented and did a wonderful job supporting such a movie as well. I am thankful I saw this film and am eager to see the entire cast in future projects. Applause is definitely a must-see!!


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