In Århus, Denmark, mom's in hospital, pregnant, while dad and 16 y.o.daughter are spending time together painting the baby room. Dad can't accept that his daughter has grown up with interest in guys etc. Instead, he turns to spying on her.
Three episodes that illustrate three steps in a boy's relationship with the sexual. First as five-years old meeting with the more experienced cousin, then the first serious crush as seventeen and finally the student's carefree girl hunt.
Young vicar Mr. Paul arrives at the Faroe Islands to take up a benefice, and meets the young Barbara, twice married to vicars, and with both husbands laid cold in the grave. Despite the ... See full summary »
Anneke von der Lippe,
In SORROW AND JOY filmmaker Johannes and his wife, schoolteacher Signe, experience the biggest sorrow and misfortune one can ever imagine. Nevertheless, in all the hopelessness they must ... See full summary »
In the early '60s, 3 Danish classmates join a "den"/tree house. Steen likes his pet fish Zappa because it eats the weaker fish. Bjørn attracts girls and Mulle is a talkative, strong boy. Steen gets them into burglary and later escalates.
At their 25th high-school anniversary some bourgeois citizens remember their time in school as a happy one. In reality it was quite the contrary. The school was a madhouse in which the ... See full summary »
Tomas Villum Jensen,
Denmark, 1963: Teenagers Bjørn and Erik are into girls and being in a band helps Bjørn meet Anna. Erik likes Kirsten but she likes Bjørn. Having a mentally ill mom at home also ruins Erik's chances. Anna's pregnancy changes everything.
Kirsten is a young woman still in school. She falls in love with her teacher Søren. When she fails to pass her exams, Søren helps her prepare for new exams, but she is disappointed when Søren moves in with his colleague Inge-Lise. Kirsten sleeps with an older man she meets in a bar, and when she becomes pregnant she chooses to have the baby. But she is hit by depression and is only barely saved when she tries to kill herself and her unborn child. Although Søren and Kirsten move in together after she has her baby, their life together is marked by distance and sadness because of Kirsten's mood swings and paranoia, and it comes to a dramatic ending.Written by
Peter Brandt Nielsen
The Pain of Love shows just that - the depth to which a person who has fixated on another person can drop. I saw this film almost 20 years ago and have never forgotten it. I saw two other pictures by Nils Malmros, both remarkable (TREE OF KNOWLEDGE & BOYS). This guy has the talent reminiscent of Ingmar Bergman. I live in Los Angeles and his films are never released here (I saw all his titles at film festivals)- it's very depressing not to have access to his works.
The actress who plays the lead character displays emotions that I have felt in my darker moments. She was truly able to transmit the sensation of deep depression.
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