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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 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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Emotionally shallow
19 January 2015 | by joris-nightwalkerSee all my reviews

There's a lot of good stuff coming from Scandinavia these days, both in movies (Jagten, A Royal Affair, King of Devil's Island, Sons of Norway, Dead Snow 2, Trollhunter, Sound of Noise, Turist, We Are the Best!) as in television (The Killing, The Bridge). This is not one of them though. I lossens time (aka. The Hour of the Lynx) is as boring and conventional as Kvinden i buret (aka. The Keeper of Lost Causes). It feels like watching a very average made-for-television movie. The editing is often irritating, the characters have no depth whatsoever and the backstory is plainly predictable. Sofie Gråbøl, who plays the female priest Helen, keeps everything from falling apart. Although her acting resembles Sarah Lund a bit too much, she nonetheless portrays a convincing Lutheran priest. Apart from that, this film has almost nothing to offer. Especially the emotional uppercut where this movie aims at, is virtually inexistent. But maybe I'm a robot.


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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)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$724,591
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2.35 : 1
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