Elsker dig for evigt (Open Hearts)
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Elsker dig for evigt (Open Hearts)
Two people are brought together by a tragic accident in this emotional drama. Joachim (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) and Cecilie (Sonja Richter) are a couple in Copenhagen who've fallen deeply in love and have made plans to marry. One day, Joachim is severely injured in an auto accident when he's struck by a woman named Marie (Paprika Steen), leaving him paralyzed from the neck down. As fate would have it, the doctor put in charge of Joachim's care is Niels (Mads Mikkelsen), who happens to be Marie's husband. Joachim, deeply depressed since the accident, tells Cecilie to leave him and find… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A small-scale domestic drama with large-scale feeling."
‑ Steve Murray, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"It is as emotionally raw and wrenching as life itself."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"Absent of nihilism, this nonetheless is a love triangle film with all the darkness and pain and love and longing that goes into these complex, adult relationships."
‑ Jason Gorber, Film Scouts
"Unusual and provocative, Open Hearts is a genuine romantic drama written and delivered with heart-wrenching honesty."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"Has the wherewithal to follow through on its dramatic dalliances, no matter how gloomy the prospect."
‑ Steve Schneider, Orlando Weekly
"Open Hearts is far from inaccessible, but it demands a higher level of concentration than most big-budget movies do. The drama exists in a glance or a nod, or in a slight hesitation in speech."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"Open Hearts is a heart-wrenching soap opera that even The Young and the Restless can't compete with."
‑ Kathy Cano Murillo, Arizona Republic
"Arguably, the dogma movement has found its most accomplished expression to date in Open hearts."
‑ Boyd van Hoeij, european-films.net
"One instance where Dogme's subtraction of extraneous elements turns out to be a plus."
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
"Director Susanne Bier and co-writer Anders Thomas Jensen draw attention away from the famous Dogme gimmick... and pull us into a surprisingly powerful emotional snafu."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"There is no doubting the heart-rending impact of the story. But because it is made clear from the start that there is no chance of an uplifting ending, viewers may grow restless."
‑ C.W. Nevius, San Francisco Chronicle
"It crackles with chemistry that feels both spontaneous and carefully layered, and, like the best Dogma entries, it takes a potentially sudsy premise and lays it bare until all that's left is the humanity."
‑ Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News
"Reminds me of the best of Bergman's chamber dramas. Nerves are exposed, hearts opened and emotions bared, all under Bier's X-ray cameras."
‑ Thomas Delapa, Boulder Weekly
"Refreshingly honest."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"What Open Hearts does best is capture the raw, frank essence of hurt."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
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