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Silent Nights (2016)

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A volunteer at a housing shelter falls for a Ghanaian refugee.

Director:

Aske Bang

Writers:

Aske Bang, Ib Kastrup (co-writer)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Malene Beltoft Olsen ... Inger
Prince Yaw Appiah ... Kwame
Vibeke Hastrup ... Solveig, Inger's mother
Ali Kazim ... Henrik
Hassana Sampah Hassana Sampah ... Kwame's Wife
Pelle Bang Pelle Bang ... Young Men
Boris Schilling Weiss Boris Schilling Weiss ... Young Men
Christian Steenberg Christian Steenberg ... Young Men
Claudia Gregersen Claudia Gregersen ... Tove
Regitze Schartau Regitze Schartau ... Midwife
Stanislav Sevcik Stanislav Sevcik ... Lawyer
Mohammed Aljassani Mohammed Aljassani ... Street Gang
Hussein Abdul Amir Najei Hussein Abdul Amir Najei ... Street Gang (as Hussein Najei)
Mahdi Abdul Amir Najei Mahdi Abdul Amir Najei ... Street Gang (as Mahdi Najei)
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Young Danish woman Inger volunteers at a homeless shelter in Copenhagen, where she meets and falls in love with Kwame, an undocumented immigrant from Ghana. The couple builds a life together, but a devastating secret from Kwame's past may undermine their happiness.

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Short | Drama | Romance

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R
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Country:

Denmark

Language:

English | Danish

Release Date:

7 February 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Тихие ночи See more »

Filming Locations:

Tivoli, Copenhagen, Denmark See more »

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M&M Productions See more »
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Great Performances But Mixed Message
26 February 2017 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Silent Nights (2016)

*** (out of 4)

A Salvation Army worker finds herself falling in love with a refugee from Ghana even though it means her relationship with her mother might fall apart. Soon as her love begins to blossom she learns a secret about him.

SILENT NIGHTS comes from Denmark and for the most part it's a nice film that contains some very good performances. With that said, there's no question that the message it's trying to give is quite mixed to say the least. The film is about refugees who come to a new country in hopes of making money for their families and we deal with that subject as well as some of the abuse they receive. The film certainly wants to preach about how people should be helped yet the refugee here does some questionable things to where it's somewhat hard to fully like him. With that said, the film is good for what it is and the two lead performances make up for any flaws in the story.


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