A great cult comedy that was probably ahead of its time. A beloved movie among danish sailors. Martha is a very old and very rusty freight steamer, sailing in the Mediterranean, almost ... See full summary »
A single male vet looks after different animals on an old farm he shares with a doctor/friend. By accident he ends up looking after a human girl for a while, too. Will the experience change his attitude to not wanting wife and kids?
A chorus girl gets a ride from a rich shipowner's driver. By the time the gossip reaches the cash-strapped theater director, she's engaged to the shipowner. The just fired girl gets promoted to the lead. Other misunderstandings follow.
"The only thing I've had too much of is sleep" – I know what you mean
Yes, this may very well have you dozing off. We made a lot of crap, film-wise, back then, but this is one of the worst. Well, it has to be. Maybe it was laughed at back then. Really, there is, at most, a handful of decent jokes and gags in this. The humor is based partially on obnoxious stereotypes(this is among the least tolerable as far as male chauvinism goes), people being drunk(trust me, the bit goes on for an eternity, long past any comedic value it might have ever held), exaggeration(seriously, no one does or ever has, been, behaved or talked like these cardboard cut-outs do), and goofy, silly, and frankly, stupid stuff. There's a sit-com portion or two. Part of the problem is that this has nearly nothing to say... and what it does put forth is reprehensible, and little else than an attempt at justifying how men were back then. It's all so forced, over the top and out of touch with reality. Nørbye is charming and sweet as usual... and she appears in a bikini, hawt... however, she can't save this train-wreck, and I doubt anyone else could have, either. What resolution there is, is shoddy at best. The Green Elevator(that's the title for those of you who don't speak Danish) simply does not leave the basement. Not enough thought was put into its construction. I recommend this to those who will agree with its message, and maybe nostalgic Danes who can't find something better than this. 3/10
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