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Applaus (2009)

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Summary: When the critically acclaimed, tough and coming of age actress Thea Barfoed ends her rehab, she confronts a hard choice. During her heavy drinking period she divorced and lost custody of her two boys. Now she wants them to be a part of her life again. Christian, her ex husband is quickly softened by her tough manipulative but charming figure and agrees. She has to prove to her self and to him, that she is worth the try... (imdb)

Genre: Drama

Country: Denmark

Directed By: Martin Zandvliet

Written By: Anders Frithiof August, Martin Zandvliet

Starring: Paprika Steen, Michael Falch

AKA: Applause

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Henrik Henrik
65T5
dirtyzen dirtyzen
57T6
astrakhan astrakhan
76T5
A supposedly heart-wrenching portrait of a definitely terrifying woman. Somehow, I feel like this kind of experiment must have been done before. There have been an awful lot of one-woman shows in the theatre. Mostly it's a genre that is not to my liking. You can't deny that Zandvliet and Steen have created a very intense piece of cinema though.
ugur1980
50T4
Nordvig Nordvig
80T8
BARBAGROSSA
7T1
bluesman bluesman
75T7
bentien
68T7
gazpacho
60T6
KasperL KasperL
50T4
KMcNeil KMcNeil
6T6
Amember
8T6
mark83
5T3
cranky cranky
36T2
Ashby Ashby
59T2
Paprika Steen is a shining lighthouse of acting abillity. Unfortunately the rest of the movie falls flat. It starts rather suddenly and ends rather suddenly and overall I couldn't help feel like it was just a long episode of a TV series. There isn't really any development which makes it hard for you to invest in the characters. Yes there are some tough scenes, but overall you just feel forced to feel bad for Thea which isn't good. I would only recommend this for the performance of Paprika Steen.
robixsmash
80T9
goodedward
30T1
SlantMag SlantMag
35T10
"Steen's performance is so mesmerizingly nuanced, her face so overwhelmed, almost twitching with complexity, it's like watching a volcanic explosion inside a small, very delicate flask." - Diego Costa
jastrup jastrup
80T8
ludvigsen ludvigsen
60T4
AVclub
8T7
whitelighter whitelighter
57T2
flowing flowing
55T4
mjjoao
70T6
daffodil907 daffodil907
67T5
Langelund Langelund (CinemaZone.dk)
60T5
SantaClaus SantaClaus
65T5
kymmer
65T5
Adam_Kadmon Adam Kadmon
80T9
Kristianvo
82T6
imdb imdb
73T8
dbentien
70T7
lenac lena_c
3T5
burflok
68T7
Adam Voigt
70T8
kakivsjok kakivsjok
70T5
Kisbye
60T2
cat9man cat9man
85T8
Meta_Critic Meta Critic
67T7
NRM02
60T7
Ludvig
70T6
dzejson dzejson
60T4
kyleloomis kyle.loomis
6T8
SpokoWap SpokoWap
80T9
Bardzo przekonujaco zagrany. Poza tym podoba mi sie surowa realizacja i sposob filmowania, swietnie uwypuklajacy rozchwianie emocjonalne glownej bohaterki. Ten film sie czuje, przezywa. Warta uwagi rzecz.
AndreasThau AndreasThau
85T9
Paprika Steen really IS absolutely magnificent here, and it's a hidden treasure, this film. Extremely well-written, and playfully obscene and cruel - if that's even a possible cocktail. Great piece of art, really.
Bunken Bunken
70T8
Elskov Elskov
62T9
Diggler
50T2
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