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In this visual masterpiece and first Oscar nominated Danish film, young teacher Eva arriving in Greenland, surprising her fiancée in the arms of a woman. Seeking refuge, she meets a man also carrying a broken heart in the scenic landscape.

Director:

Erik Balling

Writer:

Leck Fischer
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Poul Reichhardt ... Jens Lauritzen
Astrid Villaume Astrid Villaume ... Eva Nygaard
Gunnar Lauring Gunnar Lauring ... Marius Mariboe
Randi Michelsen Randi Michelsen ... Fru Mariboe
Bjørn Watt-Boolsen Bjørn Watt-Boolsen ... Dr. Erik Halsøe
Kirsten Rolffes Kirsten Rolffes ... Sygeplejerske Kirsten Prage
Niels Platou Niels Platou ... Pavia
Dorthe Reimer Dorthe Reimer ... Naja
Justus Larsen Justus Larsen ... Nuka
Johanne Larsen Johanne Larsen ... Cæcilie
Edward Sivertsen Edward Sivertsen ... Zakarias
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In this visual masterpiece and first Oscar nominated Danish film, young teacher Eva arriving in Greenland, surprising her fiancée in the arms of a woman. Seeking refuge, she meets a man also carrying a broken heart in the scenic landscape.

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Drama | Family | Romance

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First Danish film to be nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars. See more »

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Referenced in Lykke: Duen (2012) See more »

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Fabulous restoration
6 February 2011 | by erik-555See all my reviews

This is a really good film! Yes, it is a bit banal at times, but the general impression that I got, is that it stands the test of time. It has been fabulously restored for DVD in 2011. One of the really nice things about the film, is that Greenlandic people actually speak Greenlandic (and the Danes speak Danish). The DVD has got subtitles. It is a rare film since very few films has actually been made in Greenland, and it gives a fine view into the beliefs of people at the time of filming (1956). It also gives a good impression on how people lived in a small Greenlandic village at the time. Well acted by all. I will gladly recommend it for all.


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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish | Greenlandic

Release Date:

6 November 1956 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Chłopiec z Grenlandii See more »

Filming Locations:

Greenland

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Budget:

DKK1,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Nordisk Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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