Famous pianist Zetterström returns home to his native Denmark, to give a concert, just to find out that the choices he has made in his life have affected his love life greatly.


Christoffer Boe
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ulrich Thomsen ... Zetterstrøm
Helena Christensen ... Andrea
Henning Moritzen ... Tom
Niels Skousen Niels Skousen ... The Cook
Ellen Hillingsø ... Clara
Nicolas Bro ... Terence Sander
Ida Dwinger Ida Dwinger ... Simone
Benedikte Hansen ... Piano teacher
Svetoslav Korolev Svetoslav Korolev ... Young Zetterstrøm
Tommy Kenter Tommy Kenter ... Professor Fromberg
Peder Thomas Pedersen ... Guard 1 (as Peder Pedersen)
Simon Bonde Simon Bonde ... Guard 2
Nikolaj Lie Kaas ... Alex in the Zone
Tom Jensen Tom Jensen ... Tjener
Kristian Halken Kristian Halken ... Klaverstemmer


Famous pianist Zetterström returns home to his native Denmark, to give a concert, just to find out that the choices he has made in his life have affected his love life greatly.

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Klassisk. Kærlighed. København. [Classical. Love. Copenhagen.] See more »


Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi


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Did You Know?


  • But what now... now that I regret?

  • It's a bit late for that, I am afraid.

  • So, what do I do now?

  • Well, you can go back to your music, if you want.

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Referenced in Offscreen (2006) See more »


Fugue No. 8, D Sharp Major, BWV 853
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Cyprien Katsaris
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Boe is an Artist's Artist; He weaves a mesmerizing world
22 January 2008 | by film_ophileSee all my reviews

Inspired by having seen the provocative Reconstruction last year, I watched Allegro last night and found it to be just spectacular. I think Boe is one of those amazing Renaissance people, whose skills crossover like blossoming fireworks.Above all else, I appreciate his concepts, which become his story lines.Supporting them is his very idiosyncratic visual style. The film is dark and moody, like its protagonist, and there is little dialogue. Long contemplative shots are frequently interrupted by a barrage of split-second images- the equivalent of memory flash cards. The cartoon story that plays during the film's introduction- tells the simple story one is about to see unfold. It's basically a one sentence story about the necessary role that deep feelings play in the life of any great artist. I see that simple story as a spider, and the ensuing film as the web around the spider. I particularly like it that the narrator clearly tells us, at the very beginning, what the film is about, and then we spend the next hours watching that spider web be built and travelled. What a fascinating world Boe creates.

I must say I am very surprised to have not seen much IMDb discussion of this film . I only hope that many more people will soon have the pleasure of its experience.

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Release Date:

30 September 2005 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Алегро See more »

Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark See more »


Box Office


DKK10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$505, 13 May 2007

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2.35 : 1
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