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      Sorrow and Joy

      2013 2h 0m Drama List
      Reviews 54% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Filmmaker Johannes (Jakob Cedergren) tries to protect his wife Signe (Helle Fagralid) from the legal system after an unthinkable tragedy. Read More Read Less

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      Ard Vijn ScreenAnarchy Of course the whole movie would collapse into a big, soggy mess if the performances were sub-par, so thankfully they aren't. Jan 11, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member A lot of sorrow. Some subdued joy. Nils Malmros' autobiographical movie explores a troubled, trying, and tenuous relationship and the struggle recover from an almost unimaginable tragedy through commitment, compassion, and reluctant self-examination. It's sometimes baffling why this couple connected, and so why they fight to endure. The choice seems to be entirely the husband's and while his choices show admirable commitment, they're not clearly motivated. A 26 year flash forward is cinematically awkward, but understandable given the autobiographical nature of the story as a way of letting us know how things turned out. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member It makes you hurt. It also makes you yearn for a love that is as great as the one in this story. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member A really fascinating story about a woman dealing with depression and her husband who sticks by her through the good and bad times, Nils Malmros' Sorrow and Joy has a really important message and features great performances, particularly from Helle Fagralid as Signe, but overall the movie doesn't have the emotional impact to make it memorable in the long term. I love the attempt but not enough to recommend it. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Enter Espoo Cine 2014: Touching. Thought provoking. Beautiful in its simplicity. Treating mental illness as such, an illness, not a defining center of life. Love, compassion, trust, acceptance, sadness, joy and again LOVE. The best of the 5 films I managed to catch this year. How come the Danes can make a movie of any sore subject, treat it with respect and make you enjoy, even if you talk about manic-depression, child murder, suspicion and treatment in mental hospitals. This made me think of another gorgeous pearl of danish filmsstory in the same vain: Kira's reason. Same themes, same acceptance and love. Highly recommended. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0285280/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_44 Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Nok en af de svageste Malmros film Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Very well performed by all actors. Good script and very well shot!! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Filmmaker Johannes (Jakob Cedergren) tries to protect his wife Signe (Helle Fagralid) from the legal system after an unthinkable tragedy.
      Director
      Nils Malmros
      Producer
      Thomas Heinesen
      Production Co
      Nordisk Film
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      Danish
      Runtime
      2h 0m