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Year: 2002
UK: Metropolis Films
Cast: Paprika Steen, Ole Ernst, Troels Lyby, Nicolaj Kopernikus, Molly Blixt Egelind, Laura Drasbęk, Lotte Andersen, Trine Dyrholm, Jesper Christensen, Birthe Neumann, Henrik Prip, Benjamin Boe Rasmussen, Lars Ranthe, Mette Horn, Michael Moritzen, Casper Steffensen, Marianne Hogsbro, Morten Lutzhoft, Otte Svendsen
Director: Jesper W. Nielsen
Country: Denmark
Language: Danish (English subtitles)
UK: 97 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language and moderate sex references
UK Release Date: 17 October 2003


Nete is a tough woman of 35 who runs her job, husband and teenage daughter with a firm and efficient hand. Her father suddenly becomes ill. Seriously ill. Nete forces a doctor to tell her how much time he has left. 3 weeks, hardly any longer. Nete's father becomes bitter and introverted, but Nete insists that he comes to live with her and her family for the few weeks he has left. They all try to cope with the situation. 3 weeks pass by. A month. Nete's father does not die. Space is limited in every possible way. Nete's husband seeks comfort outside of their home, her daughter begins to rebel and the relationship between Nete and her father has been strained for years, the situation escalates. Nete's marriage begins to unravel, her father gets worse again and is admitted to hospital, where death comes after all. He dies alone at the hospital. But in the middle of all the misery a new Nete emerges. As a woman who can let go of her need to be in control. A woman who is again able to reach out for love. A woman who again is able to let love into her heart.

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