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Frygtelig lykkelig (2008)

Unrated | | Drama, Mystery | 24 October 2008 (Denmark)
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A thriller about a Copenhagen cop who moves to a small town after having a nervous breakdown.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Robert Hansen
Lene Maria Christensen ... Ingerlise Buhl
... Jørgen Buhl
... Dr. Zerleng
... Købmand Moos
... Politimester
Henrik Lykkegaard ... Præst
Bodil Jørgensen ... Bartender
Peter Hesse Overgaard ... Helmuth
Niels Skousen ... Hansi
Lars Lunøe ... Nissum
... 'Øko' Tage (as Sune Geertsen)
Mathilde Maack ... Dorthe
Ahn Le ... Fru Købmand Moos
Taina Anneli R. Berg ... Lone 'TP' (as Taina Anneli Berg)
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Robert Hansen is a cop in Copenhagen who makes a mistake, is remanded for therapy, then assigned to a small town in South Jutland, where cows and problems disappear into the mud. He quickly learns that the town bully, Jørgen, beats his wife, an outsider like Robert. He tries to get her to swear out a complaint against Jørgen; she flirts with Robert. When someone dies and Robert knows the prime suspect is innocent, he halts vigilante justice and things get complicated. He wants to protect himself and the daughter of Jørgen, and he wants to reconnect with his own daughter back home. Is rural justice his ticket back to Copenhagen? Is there any chance at happiness? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama | Mystery

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24 October 2008 (Denmark)  »

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Borzasztó boldog  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$11,650, 7 February 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$70,059, 6 June 2010
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Denmark's official submission to the 82nd Academy Awards' Best Foreign Language Film Award in 2010. See more »

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In the closing credits the song "You Always Hurt the One You Love" is listed as "You Always Hurt the One Your Love" instead. See more »

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Featured in Deadline: Episode dated 22 October 2008 (2008) See more »

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Riders on the Freeway
Kira Skov
(Skov / Skov & Munch-Hansen)
Original publisher P & © 2008 Copenhagen Records
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film noir with twists and satisfying ending
8 January 2012 | by See all my reviews

This film gets a 10 for uniqueness and the ending.

A cop who had a nervous breakdown is posted to a small town (in Denmark) a small town where everyone knows everyone else's business and they have their own justice system--that extends further than you would imagine.

A wife beater and his wife are dealt with effectively.

A film noir with a satisfying end although I hate to think what happened with the bicycle shop owner.

Good entertainment for adults...

Recommend it highly.


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