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JUST ANOTHER LOVE STORY
aka KAERLIGHED PA FILM
USA: Koch Lorber Films
UK: Revolver Entertainment
Cast: Anders W Berthelsen, Rebecka Hemse, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Charlotte Fich, Dejan Cukic, Bent Mejding, Flemming Enevold, Ewa Fröling, Karsten Jansfort, Josephine Raahauge, Timm Vladimir, Ditte Hansen, Fanny Bornedal, Daniel Stampe
Director: Ole Bornedal
Language: Danish (English subtitles)
USA: 100 mins
UK: 104 mins
USA Rated: Not Rated
UK Certificate: 18 contains very strong violence and strong sexualised nudity
USA Release Date: 9 January 2009 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 24 July 2009 (Limited Release)
JUST ANOTHER LOVE STORY carries a deceptive title making a pun on the quintessential fairy tale romance. Instead it works as a fascinating thriller and creates a classic example of film noir. The story zigzags between austere realism and surreal gore, taking the viewer on an emotional journey encapsulating a lifetime's disappointment, pain, dire defeats, audacious hopes and despairing lies.
Jonas (Anders W Berthelsen) is living the perfect life complete with a loving wife, Mette (Charlotte Fich), two kids and a house in the suburbs. The only twist to this domestic bliss is his grizzly occupation as a crime scene photographer, detailing gruesome murder scenes and bloody massacres.
When Jonas inadvertently causes a young woman, Julia (Rebecka Hemse) to crash her car, his life becomes unexpectedly linked with hers. Blind (physically and mentally) and with no memory of her former life, Julia is
deceived into believing Jonas is her lover. As a result Jonas deserts his fairytale existence to completely assume his new role as the love of Julia's life, while her real true lover, presumed dead, is back to wreck havoc on Jonas's new lie.
From the director
"I left my family - but not my children. Today we live a shared existence like so many other failed couples - it is not an ideal situation - it is however better than marriages without love.... JUST ANOTHER LOVE STORY was born out of this experience. Life is full of disappointment, pain, dire defeats, audacious hopes and despairing lies. There is no way around these..." - Ole Bornedal - Director.