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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:

The thing started when everything was over. [Swedish DVD.] 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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Details

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:

EUR5,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,746, 5 May 2013

Gross USA:

$1,631,709

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,016,934
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Third collaboration between actress Paprika Steen and Director Susanne Bier. 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

Ida: I have a letter from the hospital. I don't know what it says, I'm afraid to open it alone. This probably sounds silly. I can do it if you do it with me.
Philip: [motions to the envelope in her hands] Shall I open this?
Ida: Would you?
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That's Amore
Written by Harry Warren (as Warren) and Jack Brooks (as Brooks)
Performed by Dean Martin
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Family tensions with a soft, understanding touch
19 December 2012 | by diane-34See all my reviews

Diane and I saw this, to me interesting but to Diane delightful, movie this afternoon at Paradiso in Perth. I found the initial first-half of the movie fairly unnerving because I am a total coward at movies in all their aspects including domestic difficulties and this movie had them in spades; having said that I found the entire movie engaging and very watchable with no "dead" spots anywhere in the film.

The movie is composed of viewer looks into the lives of all the principal characters but centering around the mother of the groom and the father of the bride. The larger family all have their pieces to add to this bubbling pot of individuals who all seem to have significant parts to play as the principals go through the steps of their routine. Not to be overly trite about the metaphor but speaking of dance it plays a larger than expected role in the movie or at least to me.

This is a lovely movie and one that should be watched by any person whose mind is stable enough to appreciate good story telling without the need for guns, killing and the mindlessness of the normal Hollywood dross.


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