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The Secret

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The Secret, a Danish film directed by Morten Kohlert and starring Marta Holm, Nanna Koppel, August Igor Svideniouk Egholm among others. One fine morning Plet (August) finds his mother lying on the floor he soon calls his sisters Donna (Marta) and Rianne (Nanna) for help. It is a stormy morning and they do not get any help with the ambulance. By then the mom has died and then get one ambulance call, but decide to not call for it, as they then realise they are alone in the world and they would be sent to a foster home. They stay with their mom and make appearances as if she has gone on a business trip to Sweden. It is a secret they carry on, but then realise later that even her mom had secrets of her own. Macabre story to start with, but progresses very well with the kids’ emotions. The kids love their mother so much that it anguishes them to know of her secrets. Wonderful acting by all the three kids and other main characters. Ending of the movie is quite beautiful.

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The Green Butchers

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The Green Butchers, a 2003 Danish film starring Mads Mikkelson, Line Kruse, Nikolaj Lie Kaas among others. It is a macabre movie involving two butchers who want to set their own shop because their boss is aristocratic. Well, they succeed in setting up their own set up, but no customer on the first date. Besides Svend (Mads Mikkelson) is a troubled character with too much anger on him, having problems with his wife, who leaves him because of his nastiness. Bjarne (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) is also nutcase having his own problems with his twin brother in a coma, his parents killed in car crash and again too much of anger issues. Astrid (Line Kruse) meets Bjarne in a crematorium, but their vibes start clicking much later. In the meanwhile an electrician working in the cold storage is stuck inside when Svend locks the shop and goes home. He discovers the horror next day and chops the human flesh with his own marinade and serves as chicky wickies which becomes a big hit. Bad movie to watch in times of corona crisis. Supposedly black humour as per wikipedia.

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The Sunfish

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The Sunfish a Danish film starring Henrik Birch and Susanne Storm. Kesse (Henrik Birch) is a fisherman on bad times, due to quota problems in fishing and him not able to earn enough. Bank is after him to perform or let go of his house, boat, etc. Gerd (Susanne Storm) is a marine biologist out to do a study in the waters. They fall in love but still his economic problems remain for which he agrees to do a shady deal to earn extra,  Of the characters, both Birch and Storm are very good.

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