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Love Is All You Need (2012)

Den skaldede frisør (original title)
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A hairdresser, who has lost her hair to cancer, finds out her husband is having an affair, travels to Italy for her daughter's wedding, and meets a widower who still blames the world for the loss of his wife.

Director:

Susanne Bier

Writers:

Anders Thomas Jensen (screenplay), Susanne Bier (story) | 1 more credit »
4 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Trine Dyrholm ... Ida
Stina Ekblad ... Female Doctor
Sebastian Jessen ... Patrick
Molly Blixt Egelind ... Astrid
Ciro Petrone ... Alessandro
Marco D'Amore ... Marco
Pierce Brosnan ... Philip
Line Kruse Line Kruse ... Bitten
Paprika Steen ... Benedikte
Birthe Neumann Birthe Neumann ... Wiebe
Kim Bodnia ... Leif
Christiane Schaumburg-Müller Christiane Schaumburg-Müller ... Thilde
Bodil Jørgensen Bodil Jørgensen ... Vibe
Christiane Rohde Christiane Rohde
Anne O. Pagh Anne O. Pagh
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A film about bitter endings and sweet beginnings. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief sexuality, nudity and some language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Denmark | Sweden | Italy | France | Germany

Language:

English | Danish | Italian

Release Date:

6 September 2012 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Is All You Need See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€5,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

DKK 6,833,458 (Denmark), 9 September 2012, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,746, 5 May 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,631,306, 29 September 2013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,822,266, 8 September 2013
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Susanne Bier wrote the part of Ida with Trine Dyrholm in mind, having worked with her on In a Better World (2010). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Ida: If I were you, I would get that credit card back before it's too late. You just bought me a very expensive dress.
Philip: Oh. Have I? Good god.
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Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2012 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

That's Amore
Written by Harry Warren (as Warren) and Jack Brooks (as Brooks)
Performed by Jonas Winge Leisner and Alice Carreri
Produced by Daniel Fridell
© Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia
© BMG Chrysalis Scandinavia
(P) Zentropa Music2 ApS
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A couple's pain, another's gain
13 December 2013 | by Reno-RanganSee all my reviews

Surprisingly this movie expelled all my expectations. It was a simply good movie with nice characters and places, not an awesome-awesome one though. So diverse romance-drama told in the perspective of the elder people's beginning of a new relationship. It is a predictable plot so there's no surprise twists at all. From the director of 'In a Better World' this movie narrates the story of a widower and a hairdresser whose husband is cheating on her.

A widower businessman in his 50s probably is preparing to attend his son's wedding in abroad. In other side of the story a woman who successfully completed her cancer treatment as well getting ready to attend her daughter's wedding in Italy. In an accident these two meet at the airport. With a little discomfortable at beginning they start to like each other. For the sake of children these two must sacrifice what they have found within them. So the lives goes on as it forced them to move along with it.

Extraordinary performances by Pierce Brosnan and a woman on his counterpart character called Ida was awesome. I can't finish this review without mentioning the bride, she looked so pretty. Sadly it was not her story. The seaside locations in Italy were beautiful, played a crucial role in the movie's pleasant presentation. They shot it at the right season I guess because it was alluring. Everyone might not enjoy the movie because it deals about older people's romance and I am not old but I liked it.


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