The early 1990's: 300,000 Danes are out of work. Viggo, a machinist with two grown children, is silent about feelings, scared he'll lose his job, loud about the value of trade unionism, ...
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Benny (Kim Larsen) and Arnold (Erik Clausen) are homeless and along with others living on Nørrebro in Copenhagen. The police is set to clear the building they squat in, but on the night of ... See full summary »
Good-hearted mechanic Herluf is test-driving a car, but forgets the way back to the garage, and has to ask for directions. At a party, he forgets the words to his favorite song. And one day, he disappears.
Kresten's dad dies and he returns to the farm on Lolland to take care of things incl. his retarded brother. He employs a hooker as maid. He loses wife and job due to lies. The maid's kid brother moves in and they're a family of 4.
Anders W. Berthelsen,
The famous and aging artist, Thorvald (Erik Clausen), believes that he is both immortal and indispensable. But as his heart stops one day, he is not ready to leave this world. An angel (... See full summary »
Esben Dalgaard Andersen,
A satire, psychological drama and comedy rolled into one, director Erik Clausen's Villa Paranoia adeptly draws upon rich characters, who demonstrate the values and strength of the human heart, to create a portrait of Denmark today.
During a strike a worker is killed, one of his coworkers decide to reunite his old sixties band and go on the road again. This time without playing cover versions of old song, they want to ... See full summary »
A man has been in prison for sixteen years after killing of his wife. Now he seeks to create a new life, where he only finds warmth and fellowship with Turkish immigrants. He will also try to come to terms with the daughter who hates him.
The early 1990's: 300,000 Danes are out of work. Viggo, a machinist with two grown children, is silent about feelings, scared he'll lose his job, loud about the value of trade unionism, interested in his pet fish, and argumentative at dinner. His wife Oda puts up with his moods and works on family genealogy. When Viggo is laid off, he becomes a fish out of water, hardly looking for work, starting a garden, and taking up with Karen, a polished but unhappy widow. He lies to his wife about a union training and goes to Mallorca with Karen. When she stops the affair, Viggo ends up in a psychiatric ward and must figure out what's really important in his life and in his character.Written by
Viggo (Erik Clausen) is a middleaged machinist, who suddenly finds himself without a job when the factory he works for is closed down. Not only does he have to cope with unemployment, but also his son´s homosexuality and a doomed affair with wealthy housewife Karen (Anne Marie Helger). The quintessential role for Clausen, if ever there was one, Clausen manages to be both real and pathetic at the same time. Helle Ryslinge as his long suffering wife is also very good, while the supporting cast leaves a bit more to be desired. Bjarne Liller makes a standout performance (in his last film) as an unemployed alcoholic, and Clausen regular Leif Sylvester is excellent as his no-nonsense ex-colleague. Loses itself along the way when Viggo is committed to an insane asylum, but generally a good examination of unemployment and its effects on people, with many funny moments. ***
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