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The Danish Poet (2006)

A woman ponders over the strange coincidences that made her forefathers and -mothers meet and create the premises for her becoming the person that she is.

Director:

Torill Kove

Writer:

Torill Kove (screenplay)

Star:

Liv Ullmann
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Liv Ullmann ... Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

To illustrate happenstance, a woman narrates the story of how her parents met. It begins in a small apartment in Copenhagen, where a Danish poet worries that he'll run out of ideas. He loves the work of Sigrid Undset, so his psychiatrist suggests he visit her in Norway to talk about writing. He sets out, and there begins a tale of rain, romance, life trying no to imitate art, a slippery barn plank, a careless mailman, a hungry goat, a broken thumb, and a crowded train. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Trivia

In-joke: When Kasper is looking in the book "Scandanavian Confusion," there is an entry about Liv Ullmann, the film's narrator. See more »

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[last lines]
Narrator: But had it not been for the Danish poet and Sigrid Undset, a rainy summer in Norway, a slippery barn plank, a careless mailman, a hungry goat, a broken thumb, and a crowded train, my parents might never have met at all, and who knows; I might still be a little seed floating around in the sky waiting for someone to come and get me.
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References Kristin Lavransdatter (1995) See more »

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Charming
20 May 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

A sweet, loving, humorous tale. This is two stories. First, it wrestles with the issue of where we come from. Secondly, it tells the story of a Danish poet who lost his inspiration. It took him years to pull himself out of his perpetual angst when he meets a good woman. This won the best animated film in the year produced. It is colorful, not preachy, and innocent. Nice work.


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Country:

Norway | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den danske dikteren See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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