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It's All About Love (2003)

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Two lovers attempt to save their relationship in a near-future world on the brink of cosmic collapse.


Thomas Vinterberg
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joaquin Phoenix ... John
Claire Danes ... Elena
Sean Penn ... Marciello
Douglas Henshall ... Michael
Alun Armstrong ... David
Margo Martindale ... Betsy
Mark Strong ... Arthur
Geoffrey Hutchings ... Mr. Morrison
Harry Ditson ... George
Thomas Bo Larsen ... Night Porter
Teddy Kempner ... Brooklyn Receptionist
Indra Ové ... Production Assistant (as Indra Ove)
Georgi Staykov Georgi Staykov ... Bookish Interpreter (as Giorgi Staykov)
Anna Wallander ... Young Interpreter
Mariann Rudberg Mariann Rudberg ... Old Interpreter


It's All About Love is the story of two lovers and their attempts to save their relationship in a near-future world on the brink of cosmic collapse. John, and world-famous ice skating star, Elena, are about to sign divorce papers when they realise that, in spite of everything happening around them, their love is worth fighting for. It's All About Love is a fresh take on modern love and future life as two lovers struggle in a conspiracy of epic proportions. Written by Laplisse4

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a scene of strong violence, some language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Thomas Vinterberg took two and a half years to write the script. See more »


Elena faints. When John picks her up, she lifts her knees before his hands slide under them. See more »


[last lines]
Marciello: John, are you there? You're probably out there somewhere sleeping. Sleep well John.
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Referenced in It's All About Love... og Thomas Vinterberg (2003) See more »


Una furtiva lagrima
Written by Gaetano Donizetti
Performed by Izzy
From the opera "L'elisir d'amore" (The Elixir of Love), 1832
Copyright Universal Music Publishing
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Single & Single meets Lost in Translation
29 December 2005 | by hshoweSee all my reviews

The one movie I've seen in the last 2 years that doesn't actually telegraph what's happening 2 frames ahead. i took the wrong fork in the mystery, got surprised, loved the production values, enjoyed some great music, the best mood music with ice since Smilla's sense of snow, and a video store find turned out to be the best in 4 rentals.

This movie got slammed by a lot of critics, who seemed to resist what the director was trying to present. life is a well choreographed, visually designed mystery with randomness thrown in. The terrestrial back story to the anomie in the societal makeup brings the character;s focus and hope in clearer definition.

is the headline craziness in this film any weirder than what's actually in the headlines today? There is a post-Katrina resonance to the topography agitating for notice in the periphery, and i actually wondered if it was written by Philip K Dick, there is a first-The Matrix freshness here that backs up our suspicions, that nightmare incidence of a look over your shoulder, when not only is something there, but it's not good, and you can actually see all the way down its gaping maw.

see it.

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Release Date:

10 January 2003 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Kad ima ljubavi See more »

Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark See more »


Box Office


DKK86,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,582, 31 October 2004

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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