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Applause -- Out of rehab, a veteran actress wants to reconnect with her ex-husband and estranged children, though old demons come back to haunt her.


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Release Date:
25 September 2009 (Denmark) See more »
Sometimes life is the hardest performance of all
When the critically acclaimed, tough and coming of age actress Thea Barfoed ends her rehab, she confronts a hard choice... See more » | Add synopsis »
8 wins & 12 nominations See more »
(7 articles)
Eight Links: Unhinged Women, Union Protests, Unctuous Celebrity
 (From FilmExperience. 15 December 2010, 4:00 PM, PST)

Continuing the Conversations...
 (From FilmExperience. 18 November 2010, 3:37 AM, PST)

Nashville Wrap Up (Part 1)
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  (in credits order)

Paprika Steen ... Thea Barfoed
Michael Falch ... Christian Barfoed

Sara-Marie Maltha ... Maiken

Shanti Roney ... Tom
Otto Leonardo Steen Rieks ... William Barfoed
Noel Koch-Søfeldt ... Matthias Barfoed
Malou Reymann ... Påklæder (as Malou Leth Reymann)
Uffe Rørbæk Madsen ... Peter
Nanna Tange ... Ekspedient

Michael Kastrupsen ... AA-mand
Annette Rønning ... Bartender
Johanne Dam ... Reggissør

Lars Brygmann ... George
Lisbeth Holm Larsen ... Receptionist
Bent Arvid Nillson ... Mand der kysser
Wenche Nillson ... Dame der kysser
Niels Jørgen Damkjær Weltz ... Bargæst
Laila Billah ... Bargæst
Peter Bahn ... Bargæst
Mathias Løvstrøm ... Bargæst
Majbrit ... Bargæst
Tina Pio ... Bargæst
Peter Freiman ... Bargæst
Brian Hansen ... Bargæst
Jon Christensen ... Bargæst
Karina Elver ... AA'er
Rap ... AA'er
Tommy Nielsen ... AA'er
Nick Enghave ... AA'er
Ricky Rosenbæk ... AA'er
Claus Høxbroe ... AA'er
Morten ... AA'er
Anni Nielsen ... AA'er
Charlotte Anderberg ... Model i Toys'r'us
Laura Hillstein ... Model i Toys'r'us
Katrine Elvira Boysen ... Pige på café
Sofie Marie Jespersen ... Pige på café
Det Danske Drengekor ... Kor
Kim Glies Nandfred ... Korleder
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Nikolaj Lie Kaas ... Skuespiller (uncredited)

Directed by
Martin Zandvliet 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Anders Frithiof August  writer
Martin Zandvliet  writer

Produced by
Malthe Koch .... line producer
Jens Ulrik Pedersen .... executive producer
Mikael Chr. Rieks .... executive producer
Mikael Chr. Rieks .... producer
Original Music by
Sune Martin 
Cinematography by
Jesper Tøffner 
Film Editing by
Per Sandholt 
Casting by
Gro Therp  (as Gro Therp Bremer)
Production Design by
Rasmus Cold 
Makeup Department
Louise Hauberg .... makeup artist (as Louise Hauberg Nielsen)
Fatima Louborg .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Thomas Schindel .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Thomas Schindel .... first assistant director
Art Department
Lea Gudmundsen .... assistant production designer
Sound Department
Johannes Elling Dam .... sound mixer (as Johannes Dam)
Johannes Elling Dam .... sound recordist (as Johannes Dam)
Johannes Elling Dam .... sound (as Johannes Dam)
Alex Pavlovic .... sound re-recording mixer
Alex Pavlovic .... supervising sound editor
Visual Effects by
Thomas Therchilsen .... digital colourist
Camera and Electrical Department
Anders Thorsby .... first assistant camera
Julius Thorsøe .... video assistant
Jesper Westh .... gaffer
Frederik Worm .... lighting technician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marianne Wassberg .... costume supervisor (as Marianna Wassberg)
Editorial Department
Rikke Selin .... trailer editor
Other crew
Line Sander Egede .... production assistant
Micha Frei .... production assistant
Joshua Jason .... publicist
Katelyn Lieber .... consultant
Edward Albee .... grateful thanks
Anders Frithiof August .... the director wishes to thank (as Anders F. August)
Lars Brygmann .... the director wishes to thank
Bob Fosse .... grateful thanks
Camilla Hjelm .... the director wishes to thank (as Camilla Hjelm Knudsen)
Isa Holm .... the director wishes to thank
Karin Knudsen .... the director wishes to thank
Kim Kold .... the director wishes to thank
Nikolaj Lie Kaas .... the director wishes to thank
Mia Lyhne .... the director wishes to thank
Mads Matthiesen .... the director wishes to thank
Mikael Chr. Rieks .... the director wishes to thank
Mads Riisom .... the director wishes to thank
Gena Rowlands .... grateful thanks
Paprika Steen .... the director wishes to thank

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Applaus" - Denmark (original title)
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Rated R for language
85 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Denmark:11 | USA:R (certificate #46404)

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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 Applause (2009).See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
A round for APPLAUSE, 15 September 2011
Author: falli101 from United States

APPLAUSE is without a doubt one of the best films I've seen this year! It's so nice to see that there are still filmmakers out there who are more focused on telling a heartfelt human story than showing giant explosions.

Paprika Steen, who plays Thea, is fantastic and completely believable. While watching this film, you are somehow magically transported into her shoes and don't just see the world from her point of view, but feel her emotions and her pain. You see her struggle and really feel for her.

Unlike most foreign films, after it begins to really pick up speed, you don't even notice that it's in another language. You become so immersed in the story, you forget that you're even reading the subtitles.

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