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Shake It (2001)

En kort en lang (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance, Drama | 16 November 2001 (Denmark)
Jakob proposes to his boyfriend, Jørgen, during a party in their apartment. He later kisses Caroline, the wife of Jørgen's brother. It becomes an affair.

Director:

Hella Joof

Writers:

Hella Joof (screenplay), Klaus Bondam (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mads Mikkelsen ... Jacob
Troels Lyby ... Jørgen
Charlotte Munck ... Caroline
Jesper Lohmann ... Tom
Oskar Walsøe Oskar Walsøe ... Oskar
Peter Frödin Peter Frödin ... Frederik
Nikolaj Steen ... Mads
Ditte Gråbøl Ditte Gråbøl ... Inge
Morten Kirkskov ... Adrian
Henning Jensen ... Palle
Pernille Højmark Pernille Højmark ... Ellen
Ellen Hillingsø ... Anne
Ghita Nørby ... Bine
Thomas Winding Thomas Winding ... Hans Henrik
Klaus Bondam Klaus Bondam ... Præsten
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Storyline

Jacob is a young man used to getting everything he wants. For several years, he has been living in a happy homosexual partnership with Jørgen, and one night Jacob decides to pop the big question to Jørgen. Jørgen happily accepts Jacobs marriage proposal, but then something happens: Jacob falls in love with a girl, and not just any girl. The girl is Caroline, married to Jørgens younger brother Tom. Jacob's life suddenly gets very complicated, trying to figure out whether he wants to spend his life with Jørgen or Caroline. Most of all, he wants both! When Caroline gets pregnant with Jacob, matters are even more complicated. Written by Frustrator

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The person Sørmand who Frederik talks about all the time is finally revealed in the photos during the end credits. It turns out to be the real-life TV host Søren Kaster who among other things was the first host of the Danish version of "Jeopardy!". See more »

Crazy Credits

During the end credits photos show what happens later. E.g. the happy family with the new baby, Mads with the female cop, etc. See more »


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Fool's Corner
Written by Saybia
Performed by Saybia
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A fine time to realize you are bisexual!
25 June 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The film begins with a party in which Jacob (Mads Mikkelsen) and his partner, Jorgen (Troels Lyby) announce their engagement. Later, however, Jorgen and Caroline (Charlotte Munck) begin talking...and one thing leads to another and they soon begin kissing! Obviously Jacob isn't totally gay...but it's a very inconvenient time to realize this! Could things get worse? Of course. Soon Jacob realizes he's in love not just with Jorgen but with Caroline...and wonders why he cannot marry them both! Could things get even worse? Yes...and you should see the film to see just how much worse!

While at times this movie looks like a comedy, it really isn't. Instead, it's a weird sort of romance...one that is thought- provoking, though I didn't like the ending very much...you might. It brings up some interesting situations and is worth seeing.

By the way, throughout the film you see the word 'poof' in the captioning. The captions were obviously done by someone who was British or learned British English, as most Americans have probably not heard this slang term for a gay man.


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Country:

Denmark | Germany

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

16 November 2001 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Shake Your Heart See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

DKK16,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$84,168
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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