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      Terribly Happy

      Released Feb 5, 2010 1h 40m Mystery & Thriller Drama List
      87% Tomatometer 47 Reviews 73% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Robert (Jakob Cedergren) -- a timid Copenhagen city policeman -- is reassigned to protect and serve in a sleepy town in rural Denmark. But Robert struggles to maintain order in his new jurisdiction, a lawless place where the only rules are those dictated -- and enforced -- by local thug and serial wife-beater Jorgen (Kim Bodnia). As the indifferent townspeople dismiss Robert's laughable attempts at police work, he nurses a fixation with Jorgen's sexpot spouse, Ingerlise (Lene Maria Christensen). Read More Read Less

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      Critics Consensus

      Led by Henrik Ruben Ganz's assured direction, this knotty Danish noir thriller steers audiences into some nicely unexpected territory.

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      Joshua Rothkopf Time Out Rated: 3/5 Nov 16, 2011 Full Review Andrea Gronvall Chicago Reader Lurid and stylish, this 2008 Danish feature plays like a cross between The Postman Always Rings Twice and High Noon, with a dash of Gothic thriller. Jan 5, 2011 Full Review Alissa Simon Variety Entertaining and full of surprising twists, this highly cinematic tale of a Copenhagen policeman working punishment duty in the provinces plays with genre in a manner that can be compared with the Coen brothers or David Lynch. Jul 6, 2010 Full Review David Harris Spectrum Culture Unfortunately it's all so terribly boring and predictable. Rated: 1.5/5 Oct 16, 2019 Full Review Mattie Lucas From the Front Row A film of delicious moral ambiguity and complexity that lures the audience in with its strange and terrible beauty. Rated: 3.5/4 Aug 5, 2019 Full Review Rob Thomas Wisconsin State Journal "Terribly Happy" is a little light on the plotting, going on narrative autopilot for the last third of the film instead of giving us a few extra turns of the screw for good measure. Rated: 2.5/4 Aug 26, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Ian W This film is very,very dark. Entertaining though, with a nice twist at the end. I don't think the Skarrild tourist industry will ever recover. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/15/24 Full Review Audience Member Worse movie I've seen in a while. Boring and ridiculous story, I'm evaluating it so other people don't make the same mistake Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member Very good performance. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member stylish, offbeat. but i didn't like it s'much as i expected to. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Stylish but not altogether engaging. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review william s It eases into a Blood Simplesqe type feel with a few surprises but a rather bumpy first 30 minutes....not a bad overall mystery noir. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Robert (Jakob Cedergren) -- a timid Copenhagen city policeman -- is reassigned to protect and serve in a sleepy town in rural Denmark. But Robert struggles to maintain order in his new jurisdiction, a lawless place where the only rules are those dictated -- and enforced -- by local thug and serial wife-beater Jorgen (Kim Bodnia). As the indifferent townspeople dismiss Robert's laughable attempts at police work, he nurses a fixation with Jorgen's sexpot spouse, Ingerlise (Lene Maria Christensen).
      Director
      Henrik Ruben Genz
      Producer
      Thomas Gammeltoft, Tina Dalhoff
      Screenwriter
      Henrik Ruben Genz, Dunja Gry Jensen
      Distributor
      Oscilloscope Pictures
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller, Drama
      Original Language
      Danish
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 5, 2010, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 8, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $120.9K
      Runtime
      1h 40m
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