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Awakening (2008)

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16-year-old Carsten just started dating Melissa. He is introduced to her sweet and likable parents, who kindly welcome their first son in law. On a weekend in their summerhouse it turns out... See full summary »

Director:

Christian Tafdrup

Writers:

Jonatan Spang (idea), Christian Tafdrup (idea) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Allan Hyde ... Carsten
Julie Grundtvig Wester Julie Grundtvig Wester ... Melissa
Lars Brygmann ... Stig
Ellen Hillingsø ... Birgitte
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16-year-old Carsten just started dating Melissa. He is introduced to her sweet and likable parents, who kindly welcome their first son in law. On a weekend in their summerhouse it turns out that Carsten and Melissa's dad might have more in common than they first thought. Written by Nordisk Film A/S

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Short | Drama

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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

30 April 2008 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Awakening See more »

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Budget:

DKK 3,000,000 (estimated)
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Nordisk Film See more »
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Color
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Allan Hyde
26 July 2018 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

His work is the lead pillar of this bitter, special, delicate short film. the feelings and reactions of a teenager front to a challenge who could not have a name. the need of family and a sort of friendship. the love for a girl. and the relation with her father . and one of most moving ends. maybe, because it could be predictable from the half of film. a film about honesty and innocence. who gives more than a case but a trauma with deep roots. a film about apparences and reality. about emotions and , maybe, the best detail, realistic portrait of a difficult age. so, Allan Hyde giving a splendid performance and a story about decisions.


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