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Applaus (2009)

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When the critically acclaimed, tough and aging actress Thea Barfoed ends her rehab, she confronts a hard choice. During her heavy drinking period she divorced and lost custody of her two ... See full summary »

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Martin Zandvliet
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paprika Steen ... Thea Barfoed
Michael Falch ... Christian Barfoed
Sara-Marie Maltha ... Maiken
Shanti Roney ... Tom
Otto Leonardo Steen Rieks Otto Leonardo Steen Rieks ... William Barfoed
Noel Koch-Søfeldt Noel Koch-Søfeldt ... Matthias Barfoed
Malou Reymann Malou Reymann ... Påklæder (as Malou Leth Reymann)
Uffe Rørbæk Madsen Uffe Rørbæk Madsen ... Peter
Nanna Tange Nanna Tange ... Ekspedient
Michael Kastrupsen Michael Kastrupsen ... AA-mand
Annette Rønning Annette Rønning ... Bartender
Johanne Dam Johanne Dam ... Reggissør
Lars Brygmann ... George
Lisbeth Holm Larsen Lisbeth Holm Larsen ... Receptionist
Bent Arvid Nillson Bent Arvid Nillson ... Mand der kysser
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When the critically acclaimed, tough and aging actress Thea Barfoed ends her rehab, she confronts a hard choice. During her heavy drinking period she divorced and lost custody of her two boys. Now she wants them to be a part of her life again. Christian, her ex husband, is quickly softened by her tough manipulative but charming figure and agrees. She has to prove to herself and to him that she is worth the try. But the hard life on stage and the ghosts of the past slowly come knocking on her door. Thea is forced to face her inner voices. She is bound to give in to her faith, and make the choice. Written by Mikael Chr. Rieks

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Sometimes life is the hardest performance of all

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Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

25 September 2009 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Aplauso See more »

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Budget:

DKK 3,600,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital | Dolby SR

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The footage from "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" was shot at a real production that Paprika Steen starred in eight months prior to shooting Applaus (2009). See more »

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Featured in Stjernerne på slottet: Tæt på Paprika Steen (2011) See more »

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I'll Fly For You
Composed by Michael Pride and Jonathan Britain
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Superb Danish Film
30 January 2011 | by lisababel88See all my reviews

Applause is one of those films that sucks you in from the very beginning and can hold an audience's attention until the end credits. At first, I thought the movie would be difficult to follow because of the Danish subtitles, however that was not the case. The main character, portrayed by the amazing actress, Paprika Steen, is very convincing as a mother and actress trying to separate her career roles from her personal life. Your heart really goes out to her as you sympathize with the struggles she is facing to turn her life around. The rest of the cast is very talented and did a wonderful job supporting such a movie as well. I am thankful I saw this film and am eager to see the entire cast in future projects. Applause is definitely a must-see!!


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