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Love Is All You Need (2012)

Den skaldede frisør (original title)
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A hairdresser who has lost her hair to cancer finds out her husband is having an affair, travels to Italy for her daughter's wedding and meets a widower who still blames the world for the loss of his wife.



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A Danish woman, Ida (Trine Dyrholm), who has just finished her cancer treatments, walks in on her suffering husband in bed with his young co-worker. She travels alone to their daughter's wedding, which is to take place in Italy, but meets the father of the groom, Philip (Pierce Brosnan), and immediately makes a bad first impression. At the seaside villa where Philip once lived with his wife, conflicts arise not least between the soon-to-be newlyweds. But first impressions fade, and Ida may find her chance for another life. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The thing started when everything was over. [Swedish DVD.]


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief sexuality, nudity and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 September 2012 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Love Is All You Need  »

Box Office


€5,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$36,746 (USA) (3 May 2013)


$1,631,306 (USA) (27 September 2013)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Pierce Brosnan did not know any Danish when he was cast. However, the Danish actors and crew spoke English. Apart from one or two words in Danish, Brosnan's entire dialogue in the film is in English. See more »


When Philip tells Benedikte what he really thinks of her, two of his front-side shots show him standing with his left shoulder angled towards her, while in all other shots his right shoulder is in front. See more »


Ida: I really don't understand why anybody will work for you. When... when you're so awful and stupid and not nice.
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Feel good enjoyable movie
20 April 2013 | by (Edinburgh) – See all my reviews

I think the Italian review above is very harsh - what do we go to see films for? To be entertained and moved emotionally in at least one way. I laughed, cried, smiled and thought this was a great way to spend two hours. It is not pretentious or highbrow but that is good in my opinion

  • the locations are good on the eye, music enjoyable and a few

interesting characters. Whilst it may not be Brosnan's most challenging role he is a likable guy and character and does portray a man with baggage, emotional issues and regret over his relationship with his son. many people will recognise some of the issues in this film, so lighten up in Italy and just regard some films as light entertainment - nothing wrong with that.

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