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Before the Frost (2018)

Før frosten (original title)
As winter approaches in rural 1850s Denmark, an old farmer (Jens) and his family face starvation. With the harsh circumstances and the prospect of yet another tough winter, Jens agrees to ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Noer

Writers:

Jesper Fink (screenplay), Michael Noer (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesper Christensen ... Jens
Clara Rosager ... Signe
Magnus Krepper ... Gustav
Ghita Nørby Ghita Nørby ... Agnes
Elliott Crosset Hove ... Peder
Rasmus Hammerich ... Holger
Bertil De Lorenzi ... Mads
Gustav Dyekjær Giese ... Laurits
Oscar Dyekjær Giese Oscar Dyekjær Giese ... Ole
Martin Greis-Rosenthal ... Degnen (as Martin Greis)
Clement Black Petersen Clement Black Petersen ... Bum Hans (as Clement Blach Petersen)
Palle Kvist Palle Kvist ... Præst
Kristian Halken Kristian Halken ... Præst (voice)
Jens Brenaa Jens Brenaa ... Ingolf
Gustav Möller ... Karl Oskar
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As winter approaches in rural 1850s Denmark, an old farmer (Jens) and his family face starvation. With the harsh circumstances and the prospect of yet another tough winter, Jens agrees to ally with the neighbor family in a marriage between his daughter and their son. However, when the rich farmer at a nearby farm wants to buy Jens's land, he sees a chance to provide him and his family with an even better life.

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Denmark

Language:

Danish | Swedish

Release Date:

10 January 2019 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Before the Frost See more »

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DKK 20,500,000 (estimated)
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Dark (in more than one sense)
10 April 2019 | by reidandgeneneSee all my reviews

In 19th century Denmark, a struggling old farmer makes a Faustian deal with his rich Swedish neighbor, who is grasping and unprincipled in economic matters. The film was well acted, and includes grand dame Ghita Norby as the rich Swede's toadlike evil mother.

My main quibble is that the film is severely underlit -- perhaps a legacy of Dogma95? Still, this is a film worth seeing.


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