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Weekend (1962)

A group of wealthy middle-aged people meet at a summerhouse. They spend the time nagging and quarreling out of frustration.

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Klaus Rifbjerg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jens Østerholm Jens Østerholm ... Lars
Birgit Brüel Birgit Brüel ... Tove
Willy Rathnov Willy Rathnov ... Kjeld
Elsebet Knudsen Elsebet Knudsen ... Bet
Jesper Jensen Jesper Jensen ... Knud
Bente Dessau Bente Dessau ... Ilse
Erik Kühnau Erik Kühnau ... Jan
Lotte Tarp Lotte Tarp ... Barnepigen Birthe
Hugo Herrestrup Hugo Herrestrup ... Manden i skydeteltet
Inga Reim Inga Reim ... Fru Cornelius
Carl Johan Hviid Carl Johan Hviid ... Herr Cornelius
Jørgen Beck Jørgen Beck ... Kroværten
Tove Bang Tove Bang ... Garderobedame
Erik Paaske Erik Paaske ... Man on the beach
Morten Kjærulff-Schmidt Morten Kjærulff-Schmidt ... Barn
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A group of wealthy middle-aged people meet at a summerhouse. They spend the time nagging and quarreling out of frustration.

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Banned in 3 Countries! Shown here Original and Uncut! See more »

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Drama

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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

29 October 1962 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Coppie amanti See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rialtofilm See more »
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Mono
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Wild (trying to be) and Sad
27 January 2013 | by andrabem-1See all my reviews

Two or three couples go to a cabin in the beach to spend their weekend. They are looking for something new - trying to break out from the straitjacket of their personalities and reach an enhanced pleasure. Swinging partners, sexual games… a restless attempt… ecstasy, where are you?

And eventually a new day dawns, the weekend is over, and they must leave - early morning, the sea and the sky look gray. They need to return to their occupations – sadness, melancholy….

"Weekend" is a very interesting film. I watched it a long time ago, so I don't remember very much the story, but some images of the film remained in my memory. "Weekend" is a Danish film that was released in Brazil in the early 70s, and later on it was shown once in a while in film clubs. If you are expecting sleaze, "Weekend" will disappoint you, but those of you that like deep but simple films should check out this one. In my opinion it's a little gem.


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