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Count Axel (2001)

Grev Axel (original title)
"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. ... See full summary »

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Søren Fauli
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Frödin Peter Frödin ... Axel
Sofie Gråbøl ... Leonora Amalie
Tomas Villum Jensen Tomas Villum Jensen ... Peter
Egon Holmquist Egon Holmquist ... Erik
Thomas Bo Larsen ... Niels
Sarah Gottlieb Sarah Gottlieb ... Agnete
Katrine Jensenius Katrine Jensenius ... Else
Nicolaj Kopernikus ... William
Lasse Lunderskov Lasse Lunderskov ... Poul
Ole Thestrup Ole Thestrup ... Ridefogeden
Jens Arentzen Jens Arentzen ... Richard
Ole Ernst Ole Ernst ... Kroejer
Henning Jensen ... Provsten
Jesper Christensen ... Oberst Lejpstrup
Troels II Munk Troels II Munk ... Tyk Mand
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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 <cosmo@cosmo.dk>

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Official Sites:

Cosmo Film

Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

6 April 2001 (Denmark) See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$348,792
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Cosmo Film See more »
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Hilarious!
18 January 2006 | by ChrJahnsenSee all my reviews

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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