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Speed Walking (2014)

Kapgang (original title)
Martin (14) is forced to deal with confused sexuality and the loss of a mother in a provincial setting in the mid-seventies, where the famed Danish liberation of porn has had its influence on the grownups.

Director:

Niels Arden Oplev

Writers:

Bo Hr. Hansen, Morten Kirkskov (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Villads Bøye Villads Bøye ... Martin
Anders W. Berthelsen Anders W. Berthelsen ... Hans
Sidse Babett Knudsen ... Lizzi
Frederik Winther Rasmussen Frederik Winther Rasmussen ... Kim
Kraka Donslund Nielsen Kraka Donslund Nielsen ... Kristine
Jens Malthe Næsby Jens Malthe Næsby ... Jens
Magnus Blach Magnus Blach ... Lange Jan
Bodil Lassen Bodil Lassen ... Mormor
Kurt Ravn ... Morfar
Anette Støvelbæk ... Mona Damefrisør
Anne Louise Hassing Anne Louise Hassing ... Helle Friis
Stine Stengade ... Maya
David Dencik ... Pelli
Jens Jørn Spottag ... Sten Koch
Pilou Asbæk ... Onkel Kristian
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In a quirky, small town, situated in the outskirts of everything, 14-year-old Martin is getting ready for one of the most formal transitions from boy to man; the communion. It's 1976, music's in the air and hormones are blossoming. But in the midst of it all Martin's mother suddenly passes away and her tragic death trickers a series of events that not only changes Martin's life forever, but also affects everyone else in the local community. Overwhelmed with grief neither Martin's dad, nor his older brother, is capable to comfort Martin. He enters adulthood in a mixture of drunken happiness and immense sadness over the loss of his mother, and his relationship to both his friend Kim and girlfriend Kristine comes to its natural conclusion. Written by yusufpiskin

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Incredible performance from a 14 year old
28 September 2019 | by zigfried-2See all my reviews

This was a really good movie. The performances were all around excellent but the young actor who plays Martin was absolutely amazing. The scene at his mother's burial would be Oscar worthy if this were an American film. But it is more than that very emotional and heartbreaking scene that makes this performance so fantastic. This actor creates a strong character of a young boy who deals with his mother's death better than his father and brother. He is the strong one in the family, the one who takes control of the situation and makes things happen, despite being the youngest. There are some frank sexual situations but that is not the main thrust of the film. It really is about the strength of this youngster in a difficult situation. With the wrong actor as Martin this film would not have worked. But they found a brilliant young actor who gives one of the best portrayals of a young adolescent ever filmed. Highly recommended.


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Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

28 August 2014 (Denmark) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Kerteminde, Fyn, Denmark

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DKK22,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,204,542
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