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Den skaldede frisør (2012)

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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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Ida
Stina Ekblad ...
Female Doctor
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Patrick
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Astrid
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Alessandro
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Marco
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Line Kruse ...
Bitten
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Benedikte
Birthe Neumann ...
Wiebe
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Leif
Christiane Schaumburg-Müller ...
Thilde
Bodil Jørgensen ...
Vibe
Christiane Rohde
Anne O. Pagh
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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

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

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Comedy | Romance

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

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6 September 2012 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Love Is All You Need  »

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€5,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

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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 »

Quotes

Ida: I really don't understand why anybody will work for you. When... when you're so awful and stupid and not nice.
Philip: I pay him good money.
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Featured in At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2012 (2012) See more »

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Happy Birthday To You
Written by Patty S. Hill (as Hill) and Mildred J. Hill (as Hill)
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Candid
4 October 2012 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

It doesn't matter how much you have, materialistic speaking. The one and only thing that makes sense in life and never fades away is the love we all feel inside, regardless of how many times it seems to let us down. Love is like an endless spring, always digging other ways to keep on flowing, if you'll let it.

"Love Is All You Need" doesn't need to say much. It's just a look into dysfunctional families and the many secrets we all hold, trying to avoid confrontation because it's much easier to pretend everything is okay. It's a very romantic and, yet, sad journey that takes you through the pain and determination of a character fighting to stay alive in every sense of the way. Sometimes love may seem to have abandoned you until it kisses you from behind, restoring the hope you thought was lost. Simply lovely.


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