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Speed Walking (2014)

Kapgang (original title)
Martin (14) is forced to deal with confused sexuality and the loss of a mother in a provincial setting in the mid-seventies, where the famed Danish liberation of porn has had its influence on the grownups.

Director:

Niels Arden Oplev

Writers:

Bo Hr. Hansen, Morten Kirkskov (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Villads Bøye Villads Bøye ... Martin
Anders W. Berthelsen Anders W. Berthelsen ... Hans
Sidse Babett Knudsen ... Lizzi
Frederik Winther Rasmussen Frederik Winther Rasmussen ... Kim
Kraka Donslund Nielsen Kraka Donslund Nielsen ... Kristine
Jens Malthe Næsby Jens Malthe Næsby ... Jens
Magnus Blach Magnus Blach ... Lange Jan
Bodil Lassen Bodil Lassen ... Mormor
Kurt Ravn ... Morfar
Anette Støvelbæk ... Mona Damefrisør
Anne Louise Hassing Anne Louise Hassing ... Helle Friis
Stine Stengade ... Maya
David Dencik ... Pelli
Jens Jørn Spottag ... Sten Koch
Pilou Asbæk ... Onkel Kristian
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Storyline

In a quirky, small town, situated in the outskirts of everything, 14-year-old Martin is getting ready for one of the most formal transitions from boy to man; the communion. It's 1976, music's in the air and hormones are blossoming. But in the midst of it all Martin's mother suddenly passes away and her tragic death trickers a series of events that not only changes Martin's life forever, but also affects everyone else in the local community. Overwhelmed with grief neither Martin's dad, nor his older brother, is capable to comfort Martin. He enters adulthood in a mixture of drunken happiness and immense sadness over the loss of his mother, and his relationship to both his friend Kim and girlfriend Kristine comes to its natural conclusion. Written by yusufpiskin

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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

28 August 2014 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Kerteminde, Fyn, Denmark

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Budget:

DKK22,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,204,542
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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What an absolutely incredible movie !!!!!
14 December 2014 | by larryw887See all my reviews

I saw this movie 2 days ago and I can't stop thinking about it. The story was interesting (somewhat uncomfortable at time) and compelling. The range of emotion from the actors, especially Villads Boye playing Martin, was what makes this film stand out. The scene with Martin and Kim was so tender and natural, I felt like I was watching them in real life. A grounded and deeply enchanting Martin, who in the end is the rock of the family. The one who makes this story so moving and so deep. His emotions, his friendships, his feelings are rooted in a wonderful soul that cares about his friends. Someone who understands how to pick up the pieces. With firm convictions and reassuring when the family needs him. The foundation that his father and brother need. All of the actors did a superb job in the film but Villads Boye as Martin had the standout performance. I didn't want the movie to end.


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