By Ole Christian MADSEN

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Drama - Completed 2006

    • Year of production
    • 2006
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • DANISH
    • Duration
    • 92 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ole Christian MADSEN
    • Writer(s)
    • Ole Christian MADSEN, Kim Fupz AAKESON
    • EIDR
    • 10.5240/2B49-5B9A-27F1-55FC-7C0F-M
    • Producer(s)
    • Morten KAUFMANN
    • Synopsis
    • One of the difficult things when someone dies is that the bereaved family must see to practical matters while they’re grieving. It can be hard to pull oneself together in order to take care of what must be done. But it’s not like this for Christoffer. For him it’s a purely practical matter. He doesn’t grieve when he learns of his father’s death. He hasn’t seen him since he took off for Prague 25 years ago and left him alone with his mother. For Christoffer, it’s a question of getting his father packed into a coffin, flown to Denmark and buried at the family grave site as fast as possible, so he can return to everyday life with his wife, Maja, and their 12-year-old son Thomas. It’s natural for Maja to come along to Prague to support and help Christoffer while he fetches his father, but the trip turns out to be slightly more complicated. Behind the convincing facade, Christoffer and Maja’s relationship is falling apart and the confrontation with his deceased father doesn’t make things easier. His encounter with the life his father led in this foreign country unleashes a forgotten longing and Christoffer is forced to realize that he has paid a higher price for his father’s desertion that he thought. On the trip to Prague, Christoffer has to fight for his marriage and come to terms with his past, and finally, he must fight to avoid being destroyed in the city to which he came on a purely practical errand. An intense movie about love, loss and loneliness. Mads Mikkelsen and Stine Stengade – two of the young stars on the Danish movie scene – play the two leading roles. Czech actors play the other roles, featuring the major Czech actor Borivoj Navratil in a principal role. The movie was filmed in Prague in twenty-four days. It opens in Denmark on August 25th, 2006.