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Just Another Love Story (2007)

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Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 24 August 2007 (Denmark)
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Life in the suburbs as a father of two has worn down Jonas. When a victim of a car crash mistakes him for her boyfriend Sebastian, things take a very dramatic turn as the line between truth and deception is erased.

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Ole Bornedal

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Ole Bornedal
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anders W. Berthelsen Anders W. Berthelsen ... Jonas
Rebecka Hemse ... Julia
Nikolaj Lie Kaas ... Sebastian
Charlotte Fich ... Mette
Dejan Cukic ... Frank
Karsten Jansfort Karsten Jansfort ... Poul
Flemming Enevold Flemming Enevold ... Overlæge Dichmann
Bent Mejding Bent Mejding ... Hr. Castlund
Ewa Fröling ... Fru Castlund
Josephine Raahauge Josephine Raahauge ... Monica Castlund
Timm Vladimir Timm Vladimir ... Magnus Castlund
Ditte Hansen ... Kirsten
Fanny Bornedal Fanny Bornedal ... Clara
Daniel Stampe Daniel Stampe ... Frederik
Jannie Faurschou ... Sygeplejerske Irma
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Life in the suburbs as a father of two has worn down Jonas. When a victim of a car crash mistakes him for her boyfriend Sebastian, things take a very dramatic turn as the line between truth and deception is erased.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

24 August 2007 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Just Another Love Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,470, 11 January 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$45,056, 26 April 2009
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Thura Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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When Julia and Sebastian are standing on the beach, the waves are starting at the shore and moving out toward the sea, the opposite of reality. (The shot was played backwards.) See more »

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Referenced in Aftenshowet: Episode dated 23 August 2007 (2007) See more »

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Strange, erotic, ambivalent, cruel, funny, scary, ugly, beautiful!
10 January 2009 | by thauseefbhaiSee all my reviews

This movie is everything that reminds me why I love movies. I came across it unwittingly as I stood outside a remote movie hall in New York and was drawn to its English title, "Just Another Love Story". One glance at the poster told me it was anything but that. A man, stands with a gun drawn over a dead man in a pool of blood. Time wasn't wasted. Tickets were bought. Seats occupied.

The movie begins like promised with a series of numbered love scenes. Except that it was hardly love. It begins with the protagonist's narrative of how it all ends and then we are thrown into his life, abruptly as we come in terms with the brutality of what he does, boring mundaneness of how he lives and how he is suddenly, unwittingly drawn into a passionate love, an exotic fantasy and a forbidden life that he claims as his own.

And as we follow him through a sensory overload of events, we are both repulsed and strangely attracted to his actions. The guilty pleasure of enjoying something really despicable. There is always a woman, the protagonist says, and there is one here. One, we are as much mesmerized with, as is the protagonist. Cleverly written, the characters often dwell in the intricacies of metafiction. A woman and a mystery are the ideal ingredients of a movie, one of the characters says sarcastically. A good shot, says the protagonist in another scene which is a classic film noir shot if any ever is.

The background score is brilliant, alternating between a slow haunting acoustic guitar, to a symphony of sorts as we move through the protagonist's life. The script is fresh and pulsating with energy as we laugh one second and are repulsed the very next. If a movie can make you grimace, laugh and bite you nails with apprehension and wonder at the intelligent sharp exchange of dialog, it is one that has managed to make its mark. This particular movie has surpassed the mark.

Acting by the lead characters is ace. The confrontation scene between the protagonist and his opposite number is fletched out stunningly. Fragments of each life are shown to you, and as you put everything together and move towards what is a stunning climax, you realize somewhat surprised, that this movie is exactly what it promised to be.

Just another love story.


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