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At klappe med een hånd (2001)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 17 August 2001 (Denmark)
A Danish business man sells his company after his quadriplegic wife dies. With no relatives, he's off to Spain with his girlfriend of 5 years. At the airport he's stopped by his lawyer. He has a 25 y.o. daughter - or does he?

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Gert Fredholm
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Credited cast:
Jens Okking ... Svensson
Peter Gantzler ... Anders
Susanne Juhász Susanne Juhász ... Heidi
Michelle Bjørn-Andersen Michelle Bjørn-Andersen ... Lotte
Ann Eleonora Jørgensen Ann Eleonora Jørgensen ... Helene
Jesper Christensen ... H.C. Krøyer
Elsebeth Steentoft Elsebeth Steentoft ... Elisabeth
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Martin Frislev Ammitsbøl ... (as Martin Ammitsbøl)
Jimmy Braun Jimmy Braun ... Bøsse 2
Antony Castle Antony Castle ... Lotte's mand
Henrik Christensen Henrik Christensen ... Tryllekunstner
Gert Duve Skovlund Gert Duve Skovlund ... Chauffeur
Søren Hauch-Fausbøll Søren Hauch-Fausbøll ... Læge
Anders Hove ... Vicar
Bodil Jørgensen Bodil Jørgensen ... Enke
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The businessman Erik Svensson sells his company and plans a life in luxury with his beautiful girlfriend in Spain. Just before departure he receives a letter from a former mistress claiming that her daughter is his as well. He hires the undertaker Anders as his chauffeur and the pair leave to investigate the claim. Written by Htapohcysp

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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

17 August 2001 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Jackpot für Helene See more »

Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark See more »

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Zentropa Entertainments See more »
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One Hand Clapping.
19 August 2001 | by McBuffSee all my reviews

This small gem provides us with a welcome return for two Danish movie veterans, director Gert Fredholm, who hasn´t directed a film for 21 years, and star Jens Okking, who after a short ill-fated stint in Euro politics and subsequent health problems is back in form as a millionaire, who learns of a young hairdresser, who may or may not be his daughter. He decides to learn more about her, and hires mortician and mama´s boy (Peter Gantzler) as his personal driver. Part road movie, part comedy-drama, this charming little film won raves from Danish critics, but it´s a bit light-weight; the wrap-up is too fast and easy, but those are minor quibbles in what is basically an excellent (and non-Dogme) movie. Okking is as good as ever, Gantzler funny and endearing (though his part seems very similar to the one he played in "Italiensk for begyndere"), and Susanne Juhász makes a stand out film debut as the hairdresser. The title, by the way, refers to Okking´s ability to clap with only one hand. *** (of ****)


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