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Sverre Anker Ousdal
A Danish woman, Ida (Trine Dyrholm), who has just finished her cancer treatments, walks in on her suffering husband in bed with his young co-worker. She travels alone to their daughter's wedding, which is to take place in Italy, but meets the father of the groom, Philip (Pierce Brosnan), and immediately makes a bad first impression. At the seaside villa where Philip once lived with his wife, conflicts arise not least between the soon-to-be newlyweds. But first impressions fade, and Ida may find her chance for another life.Written by
Peter Brandt Nielsen
The dialogue in the film is partly in Danish, partly in English. Apart from the Italian lads, Pierce Brosnan is the only non-Danish speaking member of the main cast. His character in the film (Philip) is a native English speaker, and his entire dialogue is in English. All of the others (the actors, actresses, and the characters they play) are bilingual, and use Danish when they speak to each other, and English when they speak to Brosnan (Philip). In the English version of the film, the Danish part of the dialogue is subtitled. See more »
The female doctor in the opening scene asks Ida to consider a breast reconstruction, because one of her breast has been removed, but she turns the proposal down. Later Ida is swimming in the nude and when she emerges from the sea, it is obvious that she does not miss any of her breast. See more »
Do you really think I'm that angry?
Yeah. How did you meet your wife?
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As an American, sometimes it tough to watch a movie that doesn't feature at least one or two well known Hollywood actors. Granted, Pierce Brosnan is what lured me in - but it was Trine Dyrholm that stole my heart. There were several wonderful performances, and the locations and camera work were the icing on the cake.
This movie weaves a beautiful tapestry of the struggles and triumphs of a family. It exposes the most vulnerable emotions we all feel in our own families.
This was a well written movie. If you love beautiful Italian scenery, good dialog and the occasional dysfunctional family antic - then this is the movie for you. Relaxing, beautiful and a wonderful message.
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