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Bænken (2000)

Kaj is an alcoholic living on the money the Danish state is providing him. Him and his friends spend their time drinking beer at a public bench. One day Kaj's life turns upside down when a young lady and her child moves in next to him.

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Cast

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Kaj
Marius Sonne Janischefska ...
Jonas
Stine Holm Joensen ...
Liv
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Stig
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Kim
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Connie (as Sarah Kjærgaard Boberg)
Benjamin Boe Rasmussen ...
Bo
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Lars
Lars Ranthe ...
Kaptajnen
Holger Perfort ...
Hr. Nandrup
Britta Lillesøe ...
Lis
John Martinus ...
Toiletpasser
Petrine Agger ...
Sygeplejerske
Ann Kristine Schmidt ...
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Kims Nabo
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Kaj is an alcoholic living on the money the Danish state is providing him. Him and his friends spend their time drinking beer at a public bench. One day Kaj's life turns upside down when a young lady and her child moves in next to him.

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Trivia

Director Per Fly originally came up with the idea of making the film after reading an article by the leader of charity organization Kirkens Korshær about poverty and social problems in Denmark. As part of his later research he intensely followed the work of a social counselor for some time. He based the film's characters on the people he saw and met during that period. See more »

Goofs

Kaj's name on the letterbox reappears after he has destroyed it. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bænken - med virkeligheden som udgangspunkt (2000) See more »

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Le grand café
Written by Ph. Lommet
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Marvellous Dannish movie
15 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

I have recently watched this excellent Dannish movie on satellite channel.Regrettably I was deprived of the opportunity to understand dialogs as there was neither English translation nor subtitles. Nevetheless, that language barrier had not prevented me from understanding the essence of the movie and conversely watching this movie in Dannish emphasized scenes regarding alcoholics, contradictions and attitude towards lonely poverty-stricken generally in Europe and particularly in Denmark. The problem of solitude is pivotal in this movie. Loneliness kills us faster that whatever disease. The movie is full of sadness and sympathy. I recommend everybody to watch it.


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