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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Thea Barfoed
... Christian Barfoed
... Maiken
... Tom
Otto Leonardo Steen Rieks ... William Barfoed
Noel Koch-Søfeldt ... Matthias Barfoed
Malou Reymann ... Påklæder (as Malou Leth Reymann)
Uffe Rørbæk Madsen ... Peter
Nanna Tange ... Ekspedient
Michael Kastrupsen ... AA-mand
Annette Rønning ... Bartender
Johanne Dam ... Reggissør
... George
Lisbeth Holm Larsen ... Receptionist
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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25 September 2009 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Aplauso  »

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DKK 3,600,000 (estimated)
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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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Referenced in Live fra Bremen: Episode #1.1 (2009) See more »

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Requiem In D Minor Dies Irae
Master Recording: from the soundtrack Amadeus
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (uncredited)
Performed by Neville Marriner (as Sir Neville Mariner) and The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Courtesy of Saul Zaentz Film Company and Concord Music Group, Inc.
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A round for APPLAUSE
15 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

APPLAUSE is without a doubt one of the best films I've seen this year! It's so nice to see that there are still filmmakers out there who are more focused on telling a heartfelt human story than showing giant explosions.

Paprika Steen, who plays Thea, is fantastic and completely believable. While watching this film, you are somehow magically transported into her shoes and don't just see the world from her point of view, but feel her emotions and her pain. You see her struggle and really feel for her.

Unlike most foreign films, after it begins to really pick up speed, you don't even notice that it's in another language. You become so immersed in the story, you forget that you're even reading the subtitles.


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