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Hans Kristensen

Klinkevals (The Twopenny Dance)

95' - 1999 - Drama - Dialogue: Danish
Director: Hans Kristensen Composer: Sebastian With: Mette Lisby, Pelle Koppel, Lars Simonsen
This is the story of Juliane, a young woman who learns how to take her fate in her own hands and to trust nobody but herself. The plot is set in the Copenhagen tenements of the 1880s, where the beautiful, much-desired woman is trapped in an unhappy marriage to a man who suffers extended periods of insanity. They have two children, and Juliane has to manage the household while holding down a job. She struggles to improve her social status, however, striving to attain the level of her two superior elder sisters is not easy. The great upheaval comes when she meets Otto, a smith, younger than Juliane, and in many ways her opposite. He is an ardent socialist, whereas she believes in herself. It is love at first sight when they meet and waltz on the pavement, but their passion really bursts into flame as time goes by. At last Juliane has found a man as strong-willed as she is.

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Credits

Director

Hans Kristensen

Composer

Sebastian

With

Mette Lisby, Pelle Koppel, Lars Simonsen

Scenario

Jane Aamund, Kim Leona, John Stefan Olsen

Director of Photography

Tony Forsberg

Editor

Ghita Beckendorff

Producer

Per Holst

More information

Dialogue

Danish

Countries of production

Denmark

Screenplay based on

"Klinkevals" (Jane Aamund)

Year

1999

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