As winter approaches in rural 1850s Denmark, an old farmer (Jens) and his family face starvation. With the harsh circumstances and the prospect of yet another tough winter, Jens agrees to ally with the neighbor family in a marriage between his daughter and their son. However, when the rich farmer at a nearby farm wants to buy Jens's land, he sees a chance to provide him and his family with an even better life.
Op al den ting, som Gud har gjort
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dark and very realistic
It is a dark and extremely realistic film. It is far from a Gothic horror movie as suggested by others here. Unless you think of the danish history and past to be... well a horror movie. However the horrific conditions of this countries past is displayed in a way that there is no romance left of the agricultural society of past days. Although it is also a kind of love story. It shows a young girls growing love for her husband to be. Chosen by her father to safe them from hunger. But is mainly the story of a father's love to his daughter.
This is a very nordic film. You can not get further away from american mainstream movies where "feel good " is "a must have" for any production.
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