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Speed Walking (2014)

Kapgang (original title)
Martin (14) is forced to deal with confused sexuality and the loss of a mother in a provincial setting in the mid-seventies, where the famed Danish liberation of porn has had its influence on the grownups.

Director:

Niels Arden Oplev

Writers:

Bo Hr. Hansen, Morten Kirkskov (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Villads Bøye Villads Bøye ... Martin
Anders W. Berthelsen Anders W. Berthelsen ... Hans
Sidse Babett Knudsen ... Lizzi
Frederik Winther Rasmussen Frederik Winther Rasmussen ... Kim
Kraka Donslund Nielsen Kraka Donslund Nielsen ... Kristine
Jens Malthe Næsby Jens Malthe Næsby ... Jens
Magnus Blach Magnus Blach ... Lange Jan
Bodil Lassen Bodil Lassen ... Mormor
Kurt Ravn ... Morfar
Anette Støvelbæk ... Mona Damefrisør
Anne Louise Hassing Anne Louise Hassing ... Helle Friis
Stine Stengade ... Maya
David Dencik ... Pelli
Jens Jørn Spottag ... Sten Koch
Pilou Asbæk ... Onkel Kristian
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Martin (14) is forced to deal with confused sexuality and the loss of a mother in a provincial setting in the mid-seventies, where the famed Danish liberation of porn has had its influence on the grownups.

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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

28 August 2014 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Speed Walking See more »

Filming Locations:

Kerteminde, Fyn, Denmark

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Box Office

Budget:

DKK22,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,204,542
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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This Is My Life
Written by 'Gasolin', 'Dan Beck' (as D.Beck) and Mick Moloney (as M.Malony)
Performed by 'Gasolin'
With permission from "Peter Ingemann' & 'Sony Music Denmark'
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Really something in the modern "politically correct hush-hush world"
14 May 2019 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

True, the events go back into the 1970ies, but the film is new, seems realistic, and both the characters and performances are really something. Apart from Villads Bøye as Martin, who is really wow!, the film features - even in tiny roles - many excellent Danish actors and actresses known internationally, e.g. Sidse Babett Knudsen, Pilou Asbæk, David Dencik... The main background of the events is sad, but the Danes living in a small town somehow cope with it in their own, sometimes crazy manner, with fresh sexual liberation whiff in and around their lives. In spite of cruel world and sometimes odd ideas, there is still warmness around, and life goes on with its different angles - all this giftedly directed and performed.

A good stuff, really. I can hardly imagine such a film made and screened e.g. in the USA...


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