Love Is All You Need (2012)
"Den skaldede frisør" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  6 September 2012 (Denmark)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stina Ekblad ...
Female Doctor
Ciro Petrone ...
Line Kruse ...
Birthe Neumann ...
Christiane Schaumburg-Müller ...
Bodil Jørgensen ...
Christiane Rohde
Anne O. Pagh


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.]


Comedy | Romance

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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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The original title translates to "The Bald Hairdresser". See more »


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Family tensions with a soft, understanding touch
19 December 2012 | by (Fremantle, Australia) – See all my reviews

Diane and I saw this, to me interesting but to Diane delightful, movie this afternoon at Paradiso in Perth. I found the initial first-half of the movie fairly unnerving because I am a total coward at movies in all their aspects including domestic difficulties and this movie had them in spades; having said that I found the entire movie engaging and very watchable with no "dead" spots anywhere in the film.

The movie is composed of viewer looks into the lives of all the principal characters but centering around the mother of the groom and the father of the bride. The larger family all have their pieces to add to this bubbling pot of individuals who all seem to have significant parts to play as the principals go through the steps of their routine. Not to be overly trite about the metaphor but speaking of dance it plays a larger than expected role in the movie or at least to me.

This is a lovely movie and one that should be watched by any person whose mind is stable enough to appreciate good story telling without the need for guns, killing and the mindlessness of the normal Hollywood dross.

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