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Skagerrak (2003)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 14 March 2003 (Denmark)
Skagerrak is the story of being hit by happiness when you least expect it. In their late twenties and tired of partying their way around the world, Danish Marie and Irish Sophie come ashore... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Iben Hjejle ... Marie
Bronagh Gallagher ... Sophie
Martin Henderson ... Ian / Ken
Ewen Bremner ... Gabriel
Gary Lewis ... Willy
Simon McBurney ... Thomas
Helen Baxendale ... Stella
James Cosmo ... Robert
Scott Handy ... Roman
Kay Gallie Kay Gallie ... Housekeeper
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Andersson Peter Andersson ... Dream Child
Tam Dean Burn Tam Dean Burn ... Dr. Meisling
George Carson ... Guy on Boat - ship Captain
Andrew Dallmeyer Andrew Dallmeyer ... Undertaker
Russell Hunter ... Priest
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Skagerrak is the story of being hit by happiness when you least expect it. In their late twenties and tired of partying their way around the world, Danish Marie and Irish Sophie come ashore in Northern Scotland. After another drunken night they are soon parted from all their accumulated cash. Out of money and out of luck ambitious Sophie pressures Marie into accepting a lucrative job as surrogate mother. Months on, Marie finds herself alone, life having taken a dramatic turn. Heavily pregnant, and wanting to terminate her pregnancy, she's on the run from the future parents, searching for Sophie's old flame, Ken. In a case of mistaken identity, Marie ends up in hiding with three strange men in a seedy Glasgow garage. But then happiness strikes again. Written by Anonymous

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14 March 2003 (Denmark) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Modern fairytale
27 March 2003 | by dkfriendSee all my reviews

This movie was quite entertaining, although it's not nearly as good as Mifune (also starring Iben Hjejle). It's a modern-day fairytale, where our Princess is the danish woman, Marie Nielsen. She and her Irish friend, Sophie lead a carefree life. Their lives consist of an endless line of parties with men and booze!

One day, Marie gets offered a chance to become a surrogate mother for a very wealthy couple and she eventually accepts.

Suddenly, Marie's life changes dramatically - and the events that follow will test her willpower, amongst other things.

All in all a charming little tale with superb acting, especially by Iben Hjejle (High Fidelity) as Marie, Bronagh Gallagher (The Commitments) as Sophie, and the charming Martin Henderson (The Ring, Windtalkers) as Ian.


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