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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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Taglines:

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

The stage musical became the most successful Danish musical in 2005. 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

Knud: If your dick was a pizza which number would it be?
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Connections

Spoofed in Filmselskabet: Episode #1.1 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

You Are My Only One
Written by Jesper Winge Leisner
Performed by Kuku Agami
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The one and only.
20 November 2001 | by McBuffSee all my reviews

Truly appealing and funny romantic comedy from Susanne Bier with a star-making performance by Sidse Babett-Knudsen in the lead, Niels Olsen in his most appealing role to date and great support from Lars Kaalund, Sofie Gråbøl, Søs Egelind and Paprika Steen. Too bad that Sonny (aka Andrea) the Italian guy is such a caricature, but that´s a minor quibble for this feel-good movie which also happens to be beautifully photographed (especially when compared to the Dogme 95 films). The soundtrack was almost as big a hit as the movie. *** (of ****)


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