A young man, Jens, gets a job in a Copenhagen factory. He lives with his mother and has been without a job for a while. One day he meets Kirsten, who works at the library, and asks her out. He meets her parents, and soon they are married. They move into a house, Kirsten stops working, and they prepare their lives together. But Kirsten soon starts to feel a discontent that turns into depression and detachment. Jens fights to stay close to her, but eventually he must decide if he is suited for the respectable life he has built for himself.
Peter Brandt Nielsen
Did You Know?
"Honning måne" is the original title as seen on screen, but it is formally incorrect; a compound noun like this would usually be spelled "honningmåne" in Danish. The literal English translation is "honeymoon". In English and several other languages this concept refers to a vacation taken by newlyweds, or to a time of happiness following marriage, but this is not the case in current Danish. Since the film is in fact about newlyweds and their short-lived happiness, the title can be understood as a conscious and perhaps ironic "mistranslation". It may also be a reference to a song first heard in Det var paa Rundetaarn
(1955) in which the same mistranslation is used for comical effect. See more