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Love Is All You Need (2012) More at IMDbPro »Den skaldede frisør (original title)

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Love Is All You Need -- 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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Love Is All You Need -- 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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6 September 2012 (Denmark) See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Excellent entertainment for nearly 2 hours, based on an ingenious script with several sub-plots See more (38 total) »


  (in credits order)

Trine Dyrholm ... Ida
Stina Ekblad ... Female Doctor

Sebastian Jessen ... Patrick

Molly Blixt Egelind ... Astrid
Ciro Petrone ... Alessandro
Marco D'Amore ... Marco

Pierce Brosnan ... Philip
Line Kruse ... Bitten

Paprika Steen ... Benedikte
Birthe Neumann ... Wiebe

Kim Bodnia ... Leif
Christiane Schaumburg-Müller ... Thilde
Bodil Jørgensen ... Vibe
Christiane Rohde
Anne O. Pagh
Micky Skeel Hansen ... Kenneth
Frederikke Thomassen ... Alexandra
Rikke Louise Andersson
Thomas Voss ... Wedding Guest
William Salicath ... Wedding Guest
Sebastian Lund ... Wedding Guest
Maria Helena Guggenheim ... Wedding Guest
Simone Nielsen ... Wedding Guest
Philip Zandén ... Male Doctor
Maria Stenz
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Thomas Jessing ... Tourist (uncredited)
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Directed by
Susanne Bier 
Writing credits
Anders Thomas Jensen (screenplay)

Susanne Bier (story) &
Anders Thomas Jensen (story)

Produced by
Karen Bentzon .... line producer
Rémi Burah .... co-producer
Lionello Cerri .... co-producer
Madeleine Ekman .... co-producer
Peter Garde .... executive producer
Peter Aalbæk Jensen .... executive producer
Sisse Graum Jørgensen .... producer
Maria Köpf .... co-producer
Elin Lennartsson .... line producer
Peter Nadermann .... co-producer
Charlotte Pedersen .... co-producer
Martin Persson .... co-producer
Cesare Petrillo .... co-producer
Riccardo Pintus .... line producer
Vieri Razzini .... co-producer
Marianne Slot .... co-producer
Sigrid Strohmann .... co-producer
Vibeke Windeløv .... producer
Meinolf Zurhorst .... co-producer
Original Music by
Johan Söderqvist 
Cinematography by
Morten Søborg 
Film Editing by
Pernille Bech Christensen 
Morten Egholm 
Casting by
Lene Seested 
Production Design by
Peter Grant 
Art Direction by
Tamara Marini 
Costume Design by
Signe Sejlund 
Makeup Department
Santoro Domingo .... hair stylist
Morten Jacobsen .... prosthetics designer
Daniel Parker .... makeup designer
Laura Schiavo .... hair design
Production Management
Davide Lamberti .... production manager
Sanne Arnt Torp .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joakim Höglund .... first assistant director
Carlo Paramidani .... first assistant director
Art Department
Roberto Benetti .... dressing props
Peppe Cerillo .... property master
Trine Gram .... prop master
Magnus Kasting .... propman
Sarah H.H. Larsen .... prop assistant
Line Snitker .... propman on set
Sound Department
Katharina Bormann .... post sound facility coordinator
Torben Greve .... foley artist
Allan Holmberg .... sound recordist
Anne Jensen .... sound designer
Sigrid Aalbæk Jensen .... sound assistant (as Sigrid DPA Jensen)
Kasper Munck-Hansen .... boom operator
John Nielsen .... boom operator
Lars Rasmussen .... sound
Eddie Simonsen .... sound designer
Chris Terhune .... adr mixer
Special Effects by
Mark Hedegaard .... special effects technician
Hummer Høimark .... special effects coordinator
Carl-Oscar Højmark .... special effects technician
Finn Thomasen .... special effects technician
Mads Wedel .... special effects assistant
Vibeke Wit .... special effects assistant
Visual Effects by
Asbjørn Andersen .... compositor
Ian Bach .... compositor
Morten Mark Juel .... compositor
Lars Werner Nielsen Lalo .... supervisor: vfx
Tine Nikali .... compositor
Camera and Electrical Department
Per Arnesen .... still photographer
Fabio Capozzi .... electrician
Stefano Celia .... grip
Jens Bo Fraek .... electrician
Doane Gregory .... still photographer
Franz-Xaver Kringer .... camera assistant
Jimmy Leavens .... key grip
Valdemar Winge Leisner .... photographer: second unit
Tony Lorentzen .... digital imaging technician
Sandro Magliano .... digital imaging technician
Jacob Marlow .... gaffer
David Medina .... electrician
Jens Lundby Rasmussen .... video assist: Denmark
Giovanni Tancredi .... electrician
Marco Vignoni .... video assist: Italy
Casting Department
Leo Davis .... casting abroad
Line Kromann .... casting
Lene Seested .... casting: Denmark
Jette Termann .... casting: children
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ida Skov Gudmundsen-Holmgren .... costume assistant
Margrethe Rasmussen .... key costumer
Stine Terp .... costumer
Rizzi Vanessa .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Anne Katrine Andersen .... post-production coordinator
Frederik Andersen .... additional editor
Sune F. Andersen .... additional editor
Jesper Bækdal .... avid assistant
Lars Dela .... technical consultant
Emil Eriksson .... grading assistant
Lárus Ren Gudbjörnsson .... avid assistant
Carla Luffe Heintzelmann .... assistant editor
Peter Hjorth .... digital colorist
Morten Højbjerg .... trailer editor
Olesya Kireeva .... assistant editor
Jens Klevje .... graphics
Simon Lytting .... on-line technician
Line Plougsbæk .... post-production assistant
Fabian Svensson .... graphics
Jacob Thorndahl .... on-line assistant
Music Department
Johan Alenius .... musician: clarinet and saxophone
Patrik Andrén .... musician: piano and cymbals
Patrik Andrén .... rhythm arranger
Pernille Bech Christensen .... music supervisor
Ulf Forsberg .... musician: solo violin
Susan Jacobs .... music supervisor
Nils Janson .... musician: trumpet
Mikkel Maltha .... music supervisor
Mattias Thorell .... musician: mandolin and guitar (as Mattias Torell)
Transportation Department
Riccardo Nicolini .... driver: Italy
Fabio Salciccia .... driver: Italy
Luca Stefanini .... driver: Italy
Giuliano Troiano .... driver: Italy
Other crew
Cameron Arguelles .... quality control
Niclas Bendixen .... choreographer
Kenneth Berg .... location manager
Alessandro Bigoni .... production coordinator
Camilla Brem .... producer assistant and researcher
Alina Cerusici .... assistant: Mr.Brosnan
Susanne Falck .... script supervisor
Chiara Gargiulo .... production assistant
Gabriel Bier Gislason .... script translator
Sidsel Hybschmann .... associate producer
Peter Breienholt Janum .... runner
Alessio Lazzareschi .... production legal services: Italy
Hans Lönnerheden .... completion bond executive
Lorenzo Maggini .... production assistant
Claus Nielsen .... location manager
Kasper Dissing Nielsen .... assistant: Line producer
Louise Palmkvist .... assistant: lineproducer
Caroline Sandø .... production assistant
Andrea Scala .... production assistant
Kasper Schultz Simonsen .... end-roll editor
Gitte Sindlev Sonne .... production coordinator
Niclas Caroc Warner .... producers asssistant
Vinca Wiedemann .... story supervisor
Christian Knudsen .... script translator (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Den skaldede frisør" - Denmark (original title)
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Rated R for brief sexuality, nudity and some language
116 min
Aspect Ratio:
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The original title translates to "The Bald Hairdresser".See more »
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23 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Excellent entertainment for nearly 2 hours, based on an ingenious script with several sub-plots, 21 October 2012
Author: JvH48 from Amersfoort, The Netherlands

I saw this film as part of the Ghent filmfestival 2012. Usually I've little interest in feelgood movies, and particularly not when wedding festivities are an integral element. But the synopsis in the filmfestival brochure had that little something that made me book tickets, and I'm not disappointed. That does not mean that important questions of life and death are discussed, but rather that it proves solid entertainment for the whole duration (nearly 2 hours), no more no less. You will forget about the movie later on, to remember only that it was pleasant and amusing throughout.

The story line develops steadily, and all important characters get time to be introduced to the audience. In other words, we really get the chance to know them. These introductions are spread evenly, and luckily not condensed in the first quarter.

Center of the proceedings is hairdresser Ida, who just returned from hospital after a cancer treatment. She is wearing a wig as a result, hence the original title "The bald hairdresser" (possibly for commercial reasons translated to "Love is all you need"). Still not certain about the ultimate success of the cancer treatment, she returns home. There she finds her husband Leif with the much younger Tilde (from "accounting") doing it on the couch. Ida does not take it lightly, and a divorce seems imminent.

As her daughter Astrid will be getting married in Italy within a few days, she travels alone to the airport. In her nerves to park the car in order to catch her flight, she collides with the car of a business man in vegetables (Philip). He happens to be the father of the groom (Patrick), and on his way to the same marriage. This coincidence seems a bit of a stretch as well as statistically impossible. Luckily it is the only thing in this film that I consider far fetched. Combining that encounter with the fact (we learn that later on) that he is a widower, allows us to predict the main story line from that moment on. However... It does not happen that way, at least not exactly.

Apart from the developments around the relationship between Ida and Philip, there are ample opportunities for sub-plots and new characters to be introduced along the line. All this gets gradually interwoven in the story, without giving us a feeling that the film makers are overdoing it. The time that the film takes, much more than the average 90 minutes, offers sufficient room for parallel story lines to develop and come to a (sometimes happy, sometimes not so happy) conclusion. The script mixes all these many ingredients in an ingenious way, and stays believable from start to finish (aforementioned car accident being the only exception).

I don't think it makes any sense to delve deeper in the scenario. Which is next to impossible anyway without revealing how the story develops, and without introducing spoilers in the text. That would take away much of the surprise, a definite no-no, since surprises are the main ingredients out of which this film is made.

Apart from superb casting and acting that we are allowed to witness, the story line (better: story lines) suffice to keep the viewer interested all the time in what will happen next. I could not spot any dull moments, in other words fully qualified entertainment for the whole family. Expecting no more than what the label says, I scored it deservedly with a maximum (5) for the audience award when leaving the theater.

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