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The Danish Poet (2006)

A woman ponders over the strange coincidences that made her forefathers and -mothers meet and create the premises for her becoming the person that she is.

Director:

Torill Kove

Writer:

Torill Kove (screenplay)

Star:

Liv Ullmann
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Liv Ullmann ... Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

To illustrate happenstance, a woman narrates the story of how her parents met. It begins in a small apartment in Copenhagen, where a Danish poet worries that he'll run out of ideas. He loves the work of Sigrid Undset, so his psychiatrist suggests he visit her in Norway to talk about writing. He sets out, and there begins a tale of rain, romance, life trying no to imitate art, a slippery barn plank, a careless mailman, a hungry goat, a broken thumb, and a crowded train. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

Norway | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den danske dikteren See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The first Norwegian film to win an Oscar since Kon-Tiki (1950). See more »

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Narrator: But had it not been for the Danish poet and Sigrid Undset, a rainy summer in Norway, a slippery barn plank, a careless mailman, a hungry goat, a broken thumb, and a crowded train, my parents might never have met at all, and who knows; I might still be a little seed floating around in the sky waiting for someone to come and get me.
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Unforgettable
10 January 2017 | by ImdbidiaSee all my reviews

This is one of the best animated shorts I have ever seen.

Sure, there is no CGI, no wow effects, and none of the commonalities of modern animation. In fact this is a 2D animation, that will remind some people of the images of Vicky the Viking series of the 1970s.

However, this short has something that most modern animation films do not have, and that is what makes it unforgettable to me. The secret of The Danish Poet is that tells an amazing story, which happens to be based on real events. This is a story that speaks of serendipity, synchronicity, and the inter-relatedness of the world. A story that shows a world in which even the bad stuff that happens to us can take us to amazing places and be meaningful. A story that shows that every twist and turn in life is a creative process. The Danish Poet is, in the end, a story about love minus the cheese, told in a simple, funny and magical way.

The short is beautifully narrated, it has a point, it tells a complete story, it makes you feel and think. Fantastic.


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