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It's All About Love (2003)

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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,... See full summary »

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Thomas Vinterberg
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Cast

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 Geoffrey Hutchings ... Mr. Morrison
Harry Ditson ... George
Thomas Bo Larsen ... Night Porter
Teddy Kempner ... Brooklyn Receptionist
Indra Ové Indra Ové ... Production Assistant (as Indra Ove)
Georgi Staykov Georgi Staykov ... Bookish Interpreter (as Giorgi Staykov)
Anna Wallander Anna Wallander ... Young Interpreter
Mariann Rudberg Mariann Rudberg ... Old Interpreter
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Storyline

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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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 2003 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Kad ima ljubavi See more »

Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

DKK 86,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€5,513 (Netherlands), 11 January 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,140, 11 November 2004

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$443,400, 6 July 2008
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

Right at the beginning at the airport the boom operator holding the boom mic is reflected in the glass. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Marciello: John, are you there? You're probably out there somewhere sleeping. Sleep well John.
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Connections

Featured in It's All About Love... og Thomas Vinterberg (2003) See more »

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Scéne et Valse de Swanilda
Written by Léo Delibes
Performed by Berliner Philharmoniker
Directed by Herbert von Karajan
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Another great film from a great dane
28 January 2003 | by prometheus-dkSee all my reviews

Before I went to see this film, I had read a lot of reviews that said that it wasn't good; it lacked a properly fleshed-out story, it was too superficial. After I saw it, I could understand why the reviewers felt like this, but I wholeheartedly disagree with them. This film isn't supposed to be a credible social drama with a probable storyline and believable characters. The nature of this film is light, almost ethereal. From start to finish this is a fairytale, an intangible voyage through events and interactions with one overshadowing theme: It's all about love. I was reminded, when I saw this film, of the stories of Oscar Wilde, they too possess an immaterial, poignant view of the fleeting nature of love (or happiness for that matter). The air of the film is amplified immensely by the beautiful images and the hauntingly sweet music by Zbiegniew Preisner (who has composed the music for many of Kieslowskis films). Especially the huge panoramas in connections with the planes are some of the most beautiful images I have ever seen on film. The film's use of close-ups takes a little getting used to, but is very effective at communicating the characters' emotions. Among the actors, I was especially impressed by Sean Penn, who provides a sort of philosophical voice-over to the entire film. Also Joaquin Phoenix was a positive surprise, he was much more toned down than I have seen him before. The cast that make up the tiny community around the main character Elena is eminently selected, with a wide range of memorable characters. The actors are some of the best supporting actors around. Thomas Vinterberg has made a film that is decidedly different from "Festen", but in my opinion almost as good. I can't wait to see what his next project will be.


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