The Art of Crying (Kunsten at græde i kor)
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The Art of Crying (Kunsten at græde i kor)
An 11-year-old boy who is desperate to maintain peace in his explosive homestead and prevent the family business from being stolen out from under his father's nose blithely commits a series of atrocious acts in director Peter Schønau Fog's dark family drama. Allan's father is a psychotic milkman. When the intrusion of a rival family threatens to deepen Allan's already fathomless woes by plunging his family into financial destitution, the disturbed youngster resorts to morally reprehensible revenge tactics as he begins showing signs of inheriting his father's madness. ~… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This slice of Nordic doom and gloom envelops the gruesome behavior of its subjects in a jaunty charm."
‑ Richard James Havis, Hollywood Reporter
"... Fog and cinematographer Harald Gunnar Paalgard show just enough of these incestuous moments to spark outrage, but never sink to cheap sensationalism ..."
‑ S. James Wegg, JWR
"Refreshingly unconventional pic tackles its taboos with compassion, grace and wit."
‑ Jonathan Holland, Variety
"Peter Schønau Fog's Danish hot-potato The Art of Crying is a failure, mostly for its desperate sense of trying."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"Helmer Fog tries to treat his dysfunctional family saga, about incest and child abuse, in darkly humorous way like Solondz' Happiness, but the dry humor may not translate and viewers may see Denmark's Oscar entry as more depressing than enlightening."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"...most viewers will be left furiously scratching their heads."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
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