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Rule No. 1 (2003)

Regel nr. 1 (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy | 31 October 2003 (Denmark)
When Caroline finds her boyfriend having sex with another woman she is invited to stay at her sister Sarahs place. Now that she is suddenly back on the dating market she takes advice on men... See full summary »


Oliver Ussing
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Susanne Juhász Susanne Juhász ... Caroline Åkerwald
Mira Wanting Mira Wanting ... Sarah Åkerwald
Thomas Levin ... Sebastian Pontopidan
Anders Valentinus Dam Anders Valentinus Dam ... Michael
Nicolas Bro ... Palle
Claes Bang ... John T
Karen-Lise Mynster Karen-Lise Mynster ... Helle Åkerwald
Ali Kazim ... Patrick
Kamilla Gregersen Kamilla Gregersen ... Sofie (as Kamilla Bech Holten)
Peter Aalbæk Jensen ... Udlejer
Sara Bro Sara Bro ... Linda de Vries
Paw Henriksen ... Frederik
Kim Sønderholm ... Sgt. Dalsgaard (as Kim Sønderholm Andersen)
Lærke Winther ... Johanne (as Lærke Winther Andersen)
Carsten Bang Carsten Bang ... Politimand


When Caroline finds her boyfriend having sex with another woman she is invited to stay at her sister Sarahs place. Now that she is suddenly back on the dating market she takes advice on men and fashion from her somewhat shallow sister. This leads to one dating disaster after the other. The one guy she meets on her own appears to be spoken for. Written by Frank Dabelstein <frank@dabelstein.dk>

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Lidt single er man vel altid... (You're always a little single...)




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31 October 2003 (Denmark) See more »

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According to co-author and director Oliver Ussing the manuscript working title was "Søstrene Åkerwald" (The Åkerwald sisters). See more »


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Rule No. 1: Men Are Pigs
3 May 2004 | by McBuffSee all my reviews

With the possible exception of love interest Sebastian (played by Levin), virtually all the male characters in this movie are depicted as selfish and complete b******s. (Chick flic Rule No. 1?)

Two sisters meet again after four years. One walked out on the other before a kidney transplant, so naturally they don't hit it off right away. Circumstances during a birthday party changes things somewhat, and they move in together and start going out, mainly to find the perfect guy for one of them.

A paperthin premise, but surprisingly realistic and compelling, thanks to Susanne Juhasz' winning and sincere performance. Mira Wanting plays the other self-centered sister. Stand-up comedians Mick Øgendahl and Carsten Bang appear in pointless cameos.

Not for all tastes, but funny and played with conviction. Juhasz' disastrous date with Nicolas Bro is as hilarious as it is embarrassing. Incidentally, alternate ending (available on DVD) changes film's message completely!

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