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Sofie (1992)

From 1886 to 1907 in the life of Sofie, a Jew in Copenhagen who is nearly 29, with no marital prospects, living with her loving parents. An artist, Hans Hojby, meets Sofie and is entranced,... See full summary »

Director:

Liv Ullmann

Writers:

Henri Nathansen (novel), Peter Poulsen | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Karen-Lise Mynster Karen-Lise Mynster ... Sofie
Ghita Nørby Ghita Nørby ... Frederikke
Erland Josephson ... Sofie's Father
Jesper Christensen ... Hojby
Torben Zeller Torben Zeller ... Jonas
Henning Moritzen ... Frederick Philipson
Stig Hoffmeyer Stig Hoffmeyer ... Gottlieb
Kirsten Rolffes Kirsten Rolffes ... Jonas' Mother
Lotte Hermann Lotte Hermann ... Aunt Pulle
Jonas Oddermose Jonas Oddermose ... Aron age 3
David Naym David Naym ... Aron age 7
Jacob Allon Jacob Allon ... Aron age 12
Kasper Barfoed ... Aron age 18
Anne Werner Thomsen Anne Werner Thomsen ... Rose Philipson
Sanne Grangaard Sanne Grangaard ... Fanny Philipson
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From 1886 to 1907 in the life of Sofie, a Jew in Copenhagen who is nearly 29, with no marital prospects, living with her loving parents. An artist, Hans Hojby, meets Sofie and is entranced, asking to paint her parents and also sketching her. She's responds, but he's not Jewish, and the family reacts by encouraging a marriage to Jonas, a homely draper. Sofie accepts this plan, accompanying her new husband to his town and bearing a son. As he withdraws in mental illness, Sofie begins an affair with his brother, and later returns to live with her parents. A confrontation with Hojby is inevitable as is her son's growing into adulthood and forming his own ideas about religion. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

Denmark | Norway | Sweden

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

29 May 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sophie See more »

Filming Locations:

Denmark

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Gross USA:

$288,567
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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A film Ingmar Bergman would have been proud of.
6 January 2002 | by mifunesamuraiSee all my reviews

A touching story on the life of Sofie, a sweet human dedicated to the innocence of living. One day she stumbles upon passion but her heart settles for the safety net, and so she dwells on what could have been and takes actions later in life. Almost an European soap opera but a tight script with minimal dialogue and simple direction makes this a film Ingmar Bergman would have been proud of.


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