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En frygtelig kvinde (2017)

When Rasmus meets Marie, he is certain that she is the love of his life. However, it doesn't take long before it turns out she is a possessive and manipulative being, that cunningly dissects Rasmus to pieces.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anders Juul Anders Juul ... Rasmus
Amanda Collin ... Marie
Rasmus Hammerich ... Troels
Sidse Mickelborg Sidse Mickelborg ... Pernille (as Carla Mickelborg)
Søren Hauch-Fausbøll Søren Hauch-Fausbøll ... Svend
Vibeke Hastrup ... Ingelis
Nicolai Jandorf Klok Nicolai Jandorf Klok ... Lars (as Nicolai Jandorf)
Danny Thykær ... Jeppe
Nicklas Søderberg Lundstrøm Nicklas Søderberg Lundstrøm ... Jonathan
Fanny Louise Bernth Fanny Louise Bernth ... Maja
Heidi Keller Heidi Keller ... Silja
Christian Tafdrup ... James
Daniel van der Noon Daniel van der Noon ... Daniel
Frederik Carlsen ... Friend
Andreas Kabel Andreas Kabel ... Friend


When Rasmus meets Marie, he is certain that she is the love of his life. However, it doesn't take long before it turns out she is a possessive and manipulative being, that cunningly dissects Rasmus to pieces.

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Official Sites:

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Release Date:

25 December 2017 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

A Horrible Woman See more »

Filming Locations:

Valby, Copenhagen, Denmark See more »


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DKK 3,900,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Is love respect or domination? A great cinematic analysis..
17 November 2017 | by erdmannmartinSee all my reviews

First, you have to thank the creators of the film for their courage in times when it is a politically correct opinion that women are the "better" people to make such a movie. There are very few countries in the world where freedom of thought and speech is as normal as in Denmark.

This film is a very deep analysis of female subtle exercise of power. A film to which you can attach two more parts. I hope that this film is not only in Denmark in the cinema.

It is not understandable when the critic simply asks himself if the director hates women. Even if it were so, what should be inferred from it? Is this supposed woman-hater put on the politically correct wall? There are currently hundreds of correct films about strong women fighting bad guys. Are these all male haters? It does not matter if anyone hates women or not. It's about a perfect analysis of female behavior, presented here in a comedy with much bitter truth. Not more!

At the post-screening of the film in Lübeck (nordic film week), the women who spoke out praised the film very much. A psychiatric doctor (a woman...) has even confirmed that control delusion and subtle exercise of power is a typical diagnosis among women. The director's brother was very surprised ...

What should love be? Is love respect or domination? A great cinematic analysis with bitter humor from a male perspective was created here.

I wish all people to open their eyes and creatively allow a new sovereign and free discussion on the gender war. This film is a milestone on this meaning.

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