"Count Axel" is a comedy that takes place somewhere in the nordic countries in 1783. It's a classic comedy about mixed identities, with strong elements of contemporary humour and satire. ...
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Sixten Tobias Kai Nielsen,
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Thomas Bo Larsen
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"Count Axel" is a comedy that takes place somewhere in the nordic countries in 1783. It's a classic comedy about mixed identities, with strong elements of contemporary humour and satire. One should conceive "Count Axel" as a scandinavian version of the humour that you will find in works like "Black Adder" and "Life of Brian". A humorous universe that takes off in the big classical epos of our past. It is our inheritance from the time of the feudal era, with evil rich lords; and god, pure pesants that is the set-up in "Count Axel". To take this genre of heavy historical films and twist it in to a crazy comedy with the respect of a strong storyline, that is the ambition of "Count Axel"Written by
Whomever can not appreciate the sarcasm, irony and crazy humour of this film ... well, turn off the television. The rest of us, who knows Søren Fauli's way of making comedy, will undoubtedly enjoy this film from start to finish.
The way it makes fun about the feudal society, the tyranny of the church and the way peasants were abused, is just wonderful. In fact, there's a joke waiting for you around every corner. Right in the middle of it all is Count Axel with his very modern language (including the curse-words :-). When the jokes go away, the mere words that Count Axel sings over and over again are hilarious! Add to this the plethora of quality actors that appear in this film, and you have a great piece of work. I enjoyed every moment of it, and I watch this film regularly when I need a good laugh.
9/10 for this gem!
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