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The Art of Crying (2006)

Kunsten at græde i kor (original title)
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Southern Jutland, DK, early 1970s: A dysfunctional family is burdened by an evil, self-righteous father, who manipulates his 11 y.o. son and 14 y.o. daughter with his repeated suicide threats.

Director:

Peter Schønau Fog

Writers:

Bo Hr. Hansen (screenplay), Erling Jepsen (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jannik Lorenzen Jannik Lorenzen ... Allan
Jesper Asholt Jesper Asholt ... Far
Julie Kolbeck Julie Kolbeck ... Sanne
Hanne Hedelund Hanne Hedelund ... Mor
Thomas Knuth-Winterfeldt Thomas Knuth-Winterfeldt ... Asger
Gitte Siem Gitte Siem ... Faster Didde
Rita Angela Rita Angela ... Farmor
Bjarne Henriksen ... Neighbor Budde
Laura Kamis Wrang Laura Kamis Wrang ... Fru Budde
Tue Frisk Petersen Tue Frisk Petersen ... Nis Budde
Sune Thomsen Sune Thomsen ... Per
Jacob Tranæs Jacob Tranæs ... Sole
Bodil Lassen Bodil Lassen ... Frk. Port
Helle Jensen Helle Jensen ... Fru Simonsen
Rolf Hansen Rolf Hansen ... Priest
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Follows a precocious, eleven-year-old Allan, who tries desperately to keep his dysfunctional, rural family together during the social upheavals of the early seventies. Allan reveres his father, Henry, the local milkman, and can't understand why others don't feel the same way. His family life is so twisted he thinks it's perfectly normal to stay awake all night dealing with his father's hysterics and suicidal threats. Allan's older brother left town several years ago, and his mother gave up long before that, relying on sleeping pills to escape Henry's tantrums. Allan then becomes obsessed with a rival family, whom he considers foolish white trash until they start taking away Henry's customers. He is frustrated that his mother doesn't take his father's complaints seriously, and is perplexed by the increasingly rebellious and bizarre behavior of his sister, Sanne. Incapable of understanding what's going on and heavily influenced by his father, Allan commits appalling acts, unaware of ... Written by Anonymous

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The first and only debut film to receive The Nordic Council's Film Prize. See more »

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Referenced in Smagsdommerne: Episode #5.13 (2007) See more »

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Yet another Scandinavian social realistic movie
12 May 2012 | by rohdefSee all my reviews

I guess the title basically says most.

Although I don't mind depressing and beautiful movies it get. This although is depressing on another level, simply because almost all movies from Scandinavia is social realistic, so to me it's just another one and I'm left with the thought: "Wow this is impressive, social realistic with a new theme we almost haven't heard of before" (sarcasm for the 'Sheldons' out there).

What would be impressive on the other hand would be that we (the Scandinavian countries) started to make something different - not just another social realistic movie. Then the ones that are made might actually make an impression on me.

Are we Scandinavians really this boring?

So as I said in the title: this is really just another Scandinavian social realistic movie. If you like that kind of movie great. But if you don't (or as I just want it some times and want variation) it gets depressing that it's almost all we got.


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