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Havoc (1977)

Hærværk (original title)
A talented newspaper critic suddenly realizes his own situation, and starts going to pieces while soaking himself in alcohol. Based on Tom Kristensen's acclaimed novel.

Director:

Ole Roos

Writers:

Tom Kristensen (novel), Klaus Rifbjerg | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ole Ernst Ole Ernst ... Ole 'Jas' Jastrau
Kirsten Peüliche Kirsten Peüliche ... Johanne Jastrau
Jesper Christensen ... Steffensen
Lars Lunøe Lars Lunøe ... Bernhard Sanders
Jørgen Reenberg Jørgen Reenberg ... Vuldum
Ebbe Rode Ebbe Rode ... Redaktør Iversen
Axel Strøbye ... Kryger
Ghita Nørby Ghita Nørby ... Fru Kryger
Buster Larsen Buster Larsen ... Eriksen
Poul Bundgaard Poul Bundgaard ... Den evige Kjær
Arthur Jensen Arthur Jensen ... Lille P.
Hans Christian Ægidius Hans Christian Ægidius ... Adolf
Bendt Rothe Bendt Rothe ... H.C. Stefani
Olaf Ussing Olaf Ussing ... Larsen
Erik Mørk Erik Mørk ... Pater Garhammer
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A talented newspaper critic suddenly realizes his own situation, and starts going to pieces while soaking himself in alcohol. Based on Tom Kristensen's acclaimed novel.

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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

4 November 1977 (Denmark) See more »

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Landemann Film A/S See more »
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Mono

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Not a bad adaption
25 March 2002 | by esbenpostSee all my reviews

"Hærværk" by Tom Kristensen has always been a favorite book of mine, but I have always avoided this film because I thought it would be an anti-climax to watch. The book is about a literary critic who discovers the dark and destructive sides of himself - and drinks himself senseless in a vain attempt to reach the bottom of his soul and all social criteria. This doesn't seem to be a very good foundation for a movie. Furthermore it is made in 1977, and the seventies is not a golden era of danish films to say the least. After seeing it I must admit I thought it was pretty good. This mainly because of the actors Ole Ernst and Poul Bundgaard, who delivers some fine performances - Poul Bundgaard, as "Den evige Kjær" - especially. It also recreates the atmospheres of Copenhagen in the thirties - unemployment, jazz and constant rumours of revolution. 7/10


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