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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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

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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2.35 : 1
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Third collaboration between actress Paprika Steen and director Susanne Bier. 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 »


Featured in At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2012 (2012) See more »


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Great Movie that can deceive the viewer
18 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am very surprised to see how many people thought this is a feel-good , crowd-pleaser movie. To me it is the exact opposite: a very well done hard movie that explores all the kinds of relationships in today's world. So you see the cheater with a wife with cancer (a few names of political figures in USA come to mind), the gay who tries to fight his gayness, the mother who does not love the daughter, the man who still mourns his loss and does not pay attention to what he has, the son who wants to please the distant father, and so on. In a way a very sad, gut-wrenching movie. Now in this human-heart exploration the director, I think, threw in also the visual difference between a gray Copenhagen and a very colorful, beautiful Sorrento: this might be the way to suggest the difference between reality and want we WANT to believe. The only predictable part of the movie is the ending ... and may be even this it's Mrs Bier's way to tell us that in spite of all the terrible things we saw, there is always hope for all of us! I enjoyed very much this great movie. The only thing I did not like is the Englis translated title. The original title (The Bald Hairdresser) is much better in my opinion.

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