5.5/10
373
2 user 7 critic

Hjemve (2007)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 30 March 2007 (Denmark)
An unknown, naked man has been seen walking about late night in a Danish provincial town. This is blown out of proportion with fear, accusations, strike etc., affecting the whole town.

Director:

Lone Scherfig
Reviews

Watch Now

From $3.99 (SD) on Prime Video

1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Several lonely hearts in a semi-provincial suburb of a town in Denmark use a beginner's course in Italian as the platform to meet the romance of their lives.

Director: Lone Scherfig
Stars: Anders W. Berthelsen, Ann Eleonora Jørgensen, Anette Støvelbæk
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The good-hearted Harbour has spent his whole life trying to take care of his motherless and suicidal little brother, Wilbur. The brothers are inseparable. When in their thirties, they lose ... See full summary »

Director: Lone Scherfig
Stars: Jamie Sives, Adrian Rawlins, Shirley Henderson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Lone Scherfig
Stars: Steen Svare, Bertel Abildgaard, Peter Bay
The Riot Club (2014)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Two first-year students at Oxford University join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening.

Director: Lone Scherfig
Stars: Sam Claflin, Max Irons, Douglas Booth
Bænken (2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Kaj is an alcoholic living on the money the Danish state is providing him. Him and his friends spend their time drinking beer at a public bench. One day Kaj's life turns upside down when a young lady and her child moves in next to him.

Director: Per Fly
Stars: Jesper Christensen, Marius Sonne Janischefska, Stine Holm Joensen
Their Finest (2016)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them.

Director: Lone Scherfig
Stars: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy
Krøniken (2004–2007)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Starting in 1949, the series follows four young Danes through 25 years of history and personal developments in a story about finding yourself in a world of changes.

Stars: Anne Louise Hassing, Anders W. Berthelsen, Maibritt Saerens
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Lars Kaalund Lars Kaalund ... Apoteker
Bodil Jørgensen Bodil Jørgensen ... Myrtle
Ann Eleonora Jørgensen ... Margrethe
Peter Gantzler ... Erling
Peter Hesse Overgaard Peter Hesse Overgaard ... Lindy Steen
Pernille Vallentin Pernille Vallentin ... Mette-Inge
Mia Lyhne Mia Lyhne ... Ulla
Ida Dwinger Ida Dwinger ... Darling
Stina Ekblad ... Missionær
Steen Stig Lommer Steen Stig Lommer ... Missionær
Kristian Ibler Kristian Ibler ... Jesper Tøjmand
Henrik Lykkegaard Henrik Lykkegaard ... Bo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marie Askehave ... Defektrice
Simone Bendix Simone Bendix ... Defektrice
Thomas Buchreiz Thomas Buchreiz ... (as Thomas Buchreitz)
Edit

Storyline

As the citizens of a secluded Danish town gradually lose their trust in one another, the sight of a naked man in the early morning hours sets off an unsettling wave of paranoia. Now, as a dedicated group of inhabitants set out to uncover the naked man's identity and re-establish their sense of community, they suddenly begin to realize that in assisting their neighbors they are simultaneously and inadvertently bettering themselves as well. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

30 March 2007 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Anef endymaton See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Zentropa Entertainments See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Much of the film was written between shooting with the intention of letting the filming process guide the story without being able to go back and change earlier events. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hjemve - Opdagelsen af en film (2007) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The troubles in a small town
5 May 2013 | by OJTSee all my reviews

Lone Scherfig's comedy about a small town and it's problem with the small things. The town square is under total reconstruction, when a man runs across town totally naked a night, only carrying a newspaper as an Olympic torch, showing the crown jewels. The town's response is to establish a crisis phone number, called the "The silent ear". obviously this crisis phone adds to new problems. We meet the artist Lindy Steen, which is bigger than his home town, and the mad and angry villager and a lot of people which problems they start to find center around the naked running man. Who is running around naked at night, and why does this affect the town life?

It's got the same thing as other Danish movies from the last years. It draws you in. The film holds a fun and naive tone all way through. It's easy to recognize life in a small town, though caricatured heavily, it's a good comical opportunity to make a fun film of. Maybe this would have made even better as a TV-series, where we could get to know the persons better.

I enjoyed the film, with it's subtle humor, which is a form I enjoy more than when the crazy elements take over. In a couple of moments I thought "Twin Peaks" at it's most charming moments at the local sheriffs office. Kudos to the religious couple, the up right naive blonde girl Mette-Inge and Jesper, the well meaning owner of a shop wanting to take local responsibility, which had to Move into the local students dormitory. The best is perhaps the angry man, which has troubles with everything, but is everywhere.

All in all well acted out, with nicely done direction and film handwork. Hilarious moments are the religious parents. I think this is the film by Scherfig I've enjoyed the most, though I haven't yet seen her presumably best "An education" yet.

Recommended if you like a subtle comedy like this, like the ones of the Coen-brothers or Bent Hamer which I've enjoyed immensely, or like Hans Petter Moland's "A somewhat gentle man". Stupid, yes, the more the film progresses, but still very enjoyable!


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed