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Fear Me Not (2008)

Den du frygter (original title)
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A man signs up for a test trial of a new anti-depressant as a way to change his life. When the trial is called off, he continues taking the medication with violent results.

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Kristian Levring
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Ulrich Thomsen ... Mikael
Paprika Steen ... Sigrid
Emma Sehested Høeg Emma Sehested Høeg ... Selma (as Emma Sehsted Høeg)
Lars Brygmann ... Frederik
Stine Stengade ... Ellen
Josephine Märcher Sandig Josephine Märcher Sandig ... Pia
Bodil Udsen Bodil Udsen ... Edith
Bjarne Henriksen ... Kenneth
Ole Boisen ... Rickard (as Ole Gorter Boisen)
Henrik Prip Henrik Prip ... Esben
Jakob Fals Nygaard Jakob Fals Nygaard ... Tobias
Morten Hauch-Fausbøll Morten Hauch-Fausbøll ... Hr. Jørgensen
Charlotte Juul Charlotte Juul ... Fru Jørgensen
Elsebeth Nielsen Elsebeth Nielsen ... Sygeplejerske
Kim Westi Kim Westi ... Midaldrende Mand
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42-year-old Michael needs a change in his life, so when he hears about clinical trials for a new anti-depressant, he signs up to be a guinea pig - without telling his family. Because of dangerous side effects, the trial is subsequently abandoned but Michael continues to take the pills. Having lost all control, Michael's repressed instincts resurface with a force and violence that no-one could have predicted. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Denmark

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Danish

Release Date:

19 December 2008 (Denmark) See more »

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Czech Republic

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Great acting...
28 December 2010 | by corky-27See all my reviews

but only a so-so rendering of what ultimately is the harrowing depiction of a man's mid-life crisis. Thomsen is awesome, as is Steen, and the atmosphere is "Dogmetically" foreboding, but the protagonist is never convincingly portrayed in any way other than the selfish, psychotic lout that he embodies throughout. I loved Levring's The King Is Alive, and in fact gave it a rare (for me) 10 rating on this website. But for me this is a classic case of a film failing to become greater than the sum of its parts. In the end, a decent enough character study, with a neat twist at the end, but nothing we haven't seen before, and done much better (Michael Douglas in Falling Down came to mind for me, at least). 5 out of 10 on my IMDb-ometer.


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