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Open Hearts (2002)

Elsker dig for evigt (original title)
A Dogme film about an engaged couple that is torn apart after the man is paralyzed in an accident, and the woman falls in love with the husband of the woman who caused the accident.

Director:

Susanne Bier
12 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mads Mikkelsen ... Niels / Marie's husband
Sonja Richter ... Cæcilie / Joachim' fiancee
Nikolaj Lie Kaas ... Joachim / Cæcilie' fiance
Paprika Steen ... Marie / Niels' wife
Stine Bjerregaard Stine Bjerregaard ... Stine / Marie and Niels' daughter
Birthe Neumann Birthe Neumann ... Hanne
Niels Olsen Niels Olsen ... Finn / Niels' colleague
Ulf Pilgaard Ulf Pilgaard ... Thomsen
Ronnie Lorenzen Ronnie Lorenzen ... Gustav / Marie and Niels' son (as Ronnie Hiort Lorenzen)
Pelle Bang Sørensen Pelle Bang Sørensen ... Emil / Marie and Niels' son
Anders Nyborg Anders Nyborg ... Robert / Niels' brother in-law
Ida Dwinger Ida Dwinger ... Sanne / Niels' friend
Philip Zandén ... Tommy
Michel Castenholt Michel Castenholt ... Furniture Store Assistant
Birgitte Prins Birgitte Prins ... A&E Doctor
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Storyline

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 Phythian

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

6 September 2002 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Open Hearts See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,224, 23 February 2003

Gross USA:

$136,170

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,692,272
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Crazy Credits

The credits are stamped on the screen in thermal photography. See more »

Connections

Featured in Go' aften Danmark: Episode dated 5 September 2002 (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Lil Things
Written by Jesper Winge Leisner and Niels Brinck
Performed by Anggun
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Outstanding film
7 December 2005 | by k-barton1See all my reviews

Having just watched this film, I had to write something. Totally stunned by the film and its depth. The acting was superb, with totally believable characters involved with an amazing script. I would rate this as probably the most impacting film I have watched. I would recommend watching this film with a loved one. Don't miss any chance to watch this.

The music score is first class, and fits exactly with the tone of the film. Having not seen the actors before, my next task will be to find out what else they and the director have been involved with, in the hope that another gem exists of similar quality.


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