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The Hour of the Lynx (2013)

I lossens time (original title)
Helen, who is a priest, is approached by scientist Lisbeth with a desperate plea for help. A young man, who has been sent to a high security psychiatric ward after having killed an old ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sofie Gråbøl ... Helen
Signe Egholm Olsen ... Lisbeth
Frederik Christian Johansen Frederik Christian Johansen ... Drengen (as Frederik Johansen)
Søren Malling ... Knud
Börje Ahlstedt ... Morfar
Pelle Falk Krusbæk ... Drengen, 8 years
Jens Jørn Spottag ... Overlægen
Henrik Birch ... Eriksen
Susan Olsen Susan Olsen ... Margrethe (as Susan Annabella Olsen)
Donald Högberg Donald Högberg ... Man in House
Barbro Enberg Barbro Enberg ... Women in House
Lia Boysen ... Mother
Jens Lundman Jens Lundman ... Drengens mors fyr
Ejner Gensø Ejner Gensø ... Kirketjener (as Ejnar Bruno Gensø)
Maria Rossing ... Mona
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Helen, who is a priest, is approached by scientist Lisbeth with a desperate plea for help. A young man, who has been sent to a high security psychiatric ward after having killed an old couple, has attempted suicide while rambling about God. In a race against time the two women begin a shocking journey deeper and deeper into the sick mind of a young man's soul. Written by Nimbus Film

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

Denmark | Sweden

Language:

Danish | Swedish

Release Date:

23 May 2013 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

I lodjurets timma See more »

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Budget:

$3,700,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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In the quest for the twenty-fifth hour
23 October 2016 | by losindiscretoscineSee all my reviews

After an opening that shrinks the heart, "The Hour of the Lynx" shows how two opposed women try to help Drengen, a young boy played by Frederik Christian Johansen. Thanks to the slowly progression of the story, it is possible to notice the evolution in the character's emotions. Furthermore, the great use of flash-backs allows the spectator to dive into Drengen's childhood and to see the beautiful relationship between his grandfather and him as well as the unexpected change that turned his life upside down. Thanks to this movie, we learn that even the gloomiest stories could be illuminated by a ray of hope. Because even if the path is narrow, we all can try to become a lynx and find the twenty-fifth hour of the day when we can be happy, far away from the world that surrounds us. Full review on our blog : https://losindiscretos.org/english/the-hour-of-the-lynx-2013-soren- kragh-jacobsen-en


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