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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 »
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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

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 »

Goofs

When Philip tells Benedikte what he really thinks of her, two of his front-side shots show him standing with his left shoulder angled towards her, while in all other shots his right shoulder is in front. See more »

Quotes

Philip: That was a great left hook your son's got. Boosh!
Ida: He can't hit his father.
Philip: Yeah well, he had it coming. Deserved it!
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Soundtracks

Tintarella Di Luna
Written by Franco Migliacci (uncredited) and Bruno De Filippi (uncredited)
(Incorrectly attributed to Mina as the songwriter)
Performed by Mina
© BMG Chrysalis Scandinavia
(P) Carusella Records
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Candid
4 October 2012 | by bloguriousSee all my reviews

It doesn't matter how much you have, materialistic speaking. The one and only thing that makes sense in life and never fades away is the love we all feel inside, regardless of how many times it seems to let us down. Love is like an endless spring, always digging other ways to keep on flowing, if you'll let it.

"Love Is All You Need" doesn't need to say much. It's just a look into dysfunctional families and the many secrets we all hold, trying to avoid confrontation because it's much easier to pretend everything is okay. It's a very romantic and, yet, sad journey that takes you through the pain and determination of a character fighting to stay alive in every sense of the way. Sometimes love may seem to have abandoned you until it kisses you from behind, restoring the hope you thought was lost. Simply lovely.


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