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A Family (2010)

En familie (original title)
A successful Danish family faces agonizing choices when its charismatic patriarch falls ill.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jesper Christensen ... Rikard Rheinwald
Lene Maria Christensen Lene Maria Christensen ... Ditte Rheinwald
Pilou Asbæk ... Peter
Anne Louise Hassing Anne Louise Hassing ... Sanne Rheinwald
Line Kruse Line Kruse ... Chrisser Rheinwald
Coco Hjardemaal ... Line Rheinwald
Gustav Fischer Kjærulff Gustav Fischer Kjærulff ... Werner Rheinwald
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ursula Pie Aidt Ursula Pie Aidt ... Sygeplejerske 3
Michelle Bjørn-Andersen Michelle Bjørn-Andersen ... Mor, stemme
Peter Christoffersen Peter Christoffersen ... Læge
Jeppe Vig Find Jeppe Vig Find ... Kunstner (as Jeppe Find)
Djamel Guedouanni Djamel Guedouanni ... Rengøringsmand
Thomas Hwan Thomas Hwan ... Simon
Irene Jarnved Irene Jarnved ... Kaiser
Karin Lisbeth Hjorth Jensen Karin Lisbeth Hjorth Jensen ... Sygeplejerske 2
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Storyline

Ditte (Lene Maria Christensen) owns a gallery, has a loving boyfriend (Pilou Asbæk) and her dream job in New York is within reach. But Ditte is also the youngest generation of the famous bakery dynasty, Rheinwald, and when her beloved, but dominating father (Jesper Christensen) comes down with a serious illness, Ditte is faced with the grueling decision: To pursue her own dreams, or to continue the legacy of her family. A Family is a moving and modern story about complicated family ties, the new wife, the new kids - and about following your dreams to find your own place in history. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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A dream. A life's work.

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Drama

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Details

Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

24 February 2011 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Hørsholm, Sjælland, Denmark

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$991,934
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Catch The Straw
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Cornerstones
18 April 2011 | by LazySodSee all my reviews

This film starts with a short introduction into the life of a family and the reason why it still is how it is. Basically a fairly normal family with two grown up daughters, divorced parents, a father that is living with his new girlfriend and their two children. All of it completely normal.

Even though it doesn't follow a high pace it is entirely captivating. It grips the audience and slowly takes them on a journey through the lives of what is just a family. With everything that happens one can feel more of a bond with the members of the family and feel their joy and pain - and that works very well.

The way the characters are played is amazing. Every single one of them comes across as a completely real person and every single event is believable. The gripping tension is enough to have one leave the cinema slightly dented and bruised - in a good way.

9 out of 10 corner stones


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