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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

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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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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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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Jeg Ved En Lækerede
Composed by Harald Bergsted
Supplied by Det Danske Drengekor
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A Great Film! If you can see this, do it now!
14 September 2011 | by filmguytimSee all my reviews

I watched this film not really knowing what to expect. I was told by a friend to see it, and was really glad they suggested it! This is one of the best films I've seen this year. Paprika Steen stars as a recovering alcoholic actress who is struggling to overcome her addiction in order to stay with her children. It's a touching and stirring performance that will stay with you long after you've seen the film. I would recommend this film to anyone looking for a quality film. In this age of sequels and remakes, it's nice to see an original idea, especially one done so well. If you get an opportunity to see this film, take it right away! You won't be disappointed. :)


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