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Before the Frost (2018)

Før frosten (original title)
In 1800s Denmark, a farmer has a bad harvest and thus not enough food for his family. He makes a deal, that includes his farm and his daughter getting married, with a nearby rich farmer.

Director:

Michael Noer

Writers:

Jesper Fink (screenplay), Michael Noer (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesper Christensen ... Jens
Clara Rosager ... Signe
Magnus Krepper ... Gustav
Ghita Nørby ... Agnes
Elliott Crosset Hove ... Peder
Rasmus Hammerich ... Holger
Bertil De Lorenzi ... Mads
Gustav Dyekjær Giese ... Laurits
Oscar Dyekjær Giese Oscar Dyekjær Giese ... Ole
Martin Greis-Rosenthal ... Degnen (as Martin Greis)
Clement Black Petersen Clement Black Petersen ... Bum Hans (as Clement Blach Petersen)
Palle Kvist Palle Kvist ... Præst
Kristian Halken Kristian Halken ... Præst (voice)
Jens Brenaa Jens Brenaa ... Ingolf
Gustav Möller ... Karl Oskar
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Storyline

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.

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Drama

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Dedicated to the director's father. See more »

Soundtracks

Op al den ting, som Gud har gjort
Traditional melody
Lyrics by Hans Adolph Brorson
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dark and very realistic
31 December 2020 | by slaedefupSee all my reviews

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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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish | Swedish

Release Date:

10 January 2019 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

DKK20,500,000 (estimated)
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