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The One and Only (1999)

Den eneste ene (original title)
When handyman Niller comes to install Sus' new kitchen one day, their immediate crush is a sweet escape from both of their problematic relationships.

Director:

Susanne Bier

Writers:

Kim Fupz Aakeson (screenplay), Susanne Bier (idea)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sidse Babett Knudsen ... Sus
Niels Olsen Niels Olsen ... Niller
Søs Egelind Søs Egelind ... Lizzie
Rafael Edholm ... Sonny
Paprika Steen ... Stella
Sofie Gråbøl ... Mulle
Lars Kaalund Lars Kaalund ... Knud
Vanessa Gouri Vanessa Gouri ... Mgala
Hella Joof ... Adoptionsdame / Adoption lady
Jannie Faurschou ... Fertilitetslæge / Fertility doctor
Jacob Thuesen Jacob Thuesen ... Par med nyt køkken / Couple with new kitchen
Lars Kjeldgård Lars Kjeldgård ... Par med nyt køkken / Couple with new kitchen (as Lars Kjeldgaard)
Berrit Kvorning Berrit Kvorning ... Klinikchefen / Clinic leader
Liv Corfixen ... Sonnys elskerinde / Sonny's mistress
Charlotte Munck Charlotte Munck ... Kunde / Customer
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Storyline

This romantic comedy follows two couples in Copenhagen trying to settle down. Sus, who works in a beauty clinic, tries to live happily with her Italian husband. Soon after she tells him that she's pregnant she discovers that he's having an affair with one of her clients at the beauty clinic. She kicks him out of the apartment just as their new kitchen arrives. Niller, the kitchen installer, is a down-to-earth kind of guy who lives a childless, but otherwise happy life with Lizzie. They're busy preparing for a child adoption, only one event will have a huge impact on both their lives just as the newly adopted girl shows up from Burkina Fasu. At the same time Niller falls head-over-heels in love with Sus. Written by Eroka

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Hun er helt vild... bare ikke med ham.

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

1 April 1999 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

The One and Only See more »

Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Iben Hjejle had filmed two scenes, but both were cut from the final film. They later featured on the DVD. See more »

Goofs

In the hospital, the paper sticking out of Sonny's bleeding nose jumps from right nostril to left and back again. See more »

Quotes

Stella: Too bad, Sonny boy...
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Referenced in Natholdet - med Anders Breinholt: Nicolaj Kopernikus (2012) See more »

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Just Promise to Love Me
Written by Jesper Winge Leisner
Performed by Jill Johnson
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sikke et fnis
6 June 1999 | by NJRSee all my reviews

Maybe this film is not the greatest danish movie ever made, but it sure is funny. Around the cinema people was laughing at all times, when they once in a while got hit by something they recognised. And then once in a while there was a one liner, that made the whole cinema laugh. When you leave the cinema, you can't help it - you're happy and you believe in love, and it's capability to make everything right. Cliche? yes but isn't lovely once in a while to believe, that somethings in the world, can make all the wrongs to rights?

I haven't heard a danish film being discussed and laughed at among friends and work companions, as this movie. Not even the dogme-movies!


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