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Old, New, Borrowed and Blue (2003)

Se til venstre, der er en svensker (original title)
Katrine is getting married. Her boyfriend's discretion, their apartment is great, her in-laws is okay. Katrine has only one problem, she has sometimes so difficult to tell the truth. A few ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Sidse Babett Knudsen ... Katrine
Björn Kjellman ... Thomsen
Søren Byder Søren Byder ... Jonas
Lotte Andersen ... Mette
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kim Fupz Aakeson Kim Fupz Aakeson ... Patient
Ibrahim Atilla Agyun Ibrahim Atilla Agyun ... Hakan
Kaare Bjerkø Kaare Bjerkø ... Musician
Nicolas Bro ... Sales Clerk
Vigga Bro Vigga Bro ... Svigermor
Martin Buch ... Jesper
Lene Maria Christensen Lene Maria Christensen ... Katja
Ida Dwinger Ida Dwinger ... Police Officer
Kristian Halken Kristian Halken ... Vicar
Boi Holm Boi Holm ... Musician
Mette Agnete Horn Mette Agnete Horn ... Miller


Katrine is getting married. Her boyfriend's discretion, their apartment is great, her in-laws is okay. Katrine has only one problem, she has sometimes so difficult to tell the truth. A few days before the wedding forces her old friend, Thomsen, suddenly. Katherine finds out that there is something wrong with Thomsen, but she gets in one way or another said the opposite, leaving a relieved and happy Thomsen, who shall personally see to it that they are both something used, something blue, something new and something borrowed here the day before the wedding. It starts with a used dog, something strange hair, no little blue pills, and it ends in Glostrup with a crazy sister who Thomsen definitely think they should borrow from the closed ward. But tomorrow there will be another day. A wedding day . Written by Dørge

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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

31 January 2003 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Old, New, Borrowed and Blue See more »

Filming Locations:

Frederiksberg, Denmark

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The song that Thomsen sings to Katrine in the phone, is the theme song of "Juletestamentet" which starred both Sidse Babett Knudsen and Lotte Andersen. See more »


Referenced in Vild med dans: Vals og cha-cha-cha, del 2 (2011) See more »

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Better than I expected.
9 November 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

When the credits for this picture rolled, I was disappointed and assumed I wouldn't like the film because it said that it was a 'Dogme 95' movie. Dogme 95 is an odd film movement begun in Denmark which strives to make films super-realistic. I don't mind that at all, but the Dogme directors actually have a manifesto with some very odd MUSTS--musts which sometimes make the film a bit difficult to watch. For example, the films are ONLY shot with hand-held cameras--and often this results in a jerky picture. And, props are not allowed! There are many more MUSTS and while some of the Dogme pictures are great (such as "Festen"), I feel that sometimes these musts get in the way of making a good film. So, I was prepared to hate this film. Odd, then, that I turned out to enjoy it--and it improved as the film progresses.

When the film begins, Katrine is at a mental hospital visiting her sister, Mette. It seems that when Mette's boyfriend, Tomsen, ran off to Africa two years ago, she's been so depressed that she's been in this hospital. Katrine is there to tell Mette that she is about to marry a nice guy, Jonas, but Katrine has a HUGE problem telling people important news that might upset them. So, she ends up leaving without telling her. This pattern continues throughout the film, as when Tomsen shows up unexpectedly just before the wedding, Katrine STILL doesn't tell her sister about the wedding or Tomsen's return! What's next? Well, I don't want to spoil it, but the film does get pretty kooky (being a bit like the movie "The Hangover") and there are lots of surprises.

The best thing about this film is that it is difficult to predict. Additionally, the director did a great job sticking within the Dogme framework BUT still being unique and clever. For example, while there is music in the film (rare for the genre considering the strong constraints of the movement), to get around the rules, the singers appear on the screen along with Mette--and you assume she's imagining them. Overall, a unique and fun film--and one that makes me think twice about the Dogme films.

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