Jon Bang Carlsen has made a number of memorable documentaries, and this was his first dramatic feature film, his pictorial oriented view on surroundings clearly demonstrated in showing the static depressing surroundings of old people confined to a nursing home leaving us with a feeling of compassion. The leading couple brilliantly portrayed by Karen Lykkehus and Preben Lerdorff Rye are getting together in a newfound relationship in spite of the institution working against it. There is a refined moody atmosphere all through this production showing our old couple with profound tenderness and warmth. Karen Lykkehus deservedly received a Bodil award for her leading performance. At that time, it was a new thing to focus with subtlety on the older generation in feature films, but Jon Bang Carlsen succeeds beautifully in carrying across his noteworthy ambition.
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