Cecilie is devastated when her fiancé Joachim is seriously injured in a car accident and is paralyzed from the neck down. Marie was the driver that caused the accident and she ask her husband Niels, a doctor at the hospital where Joachim is being treated, to help out Cecilie. However their relationship evolves in an affair which threatens Niels family.Written by
The ThermaCAM used in the opening and closing scenes, was originally intended for use throughout the movie. But in final editing Susanne Bier cut all the ThermaCAM-shots, because she felt they conflicted with the movies realistic tone. See more »
The credits are stamped on the screen in thermal photography. See more »
Open Your Heart
Written by Jesper Winge Leisner, Niels Brinck, Anggun
Performed by Anggun See more »
finding new love the hard way
Another one of those small Euro digital films that explores human emotion so much better than the mega-bucks equivalents from the States.
When a loving couples unity is shattered by a horrific road accident that cripples the boyfriend, the story explores how a moment can destroy a lifetime or create alternate paths. Superbly acted with deep pathos and unflinching torment, I have yet to see a better performance this year of a female lead. You leave the cinema questioning how the happiest moment in your life can be stolen in a blink of an eye. Life is fragile and all too brief. Not a minute should be wasted.
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