The Art of Crying (Kunsten at græde i kor)
The Art of Crying (Kunsten at græde i kor) (2006)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 9, 2006
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Richard James Havis
Hollywood Reporter

This slice of Nordic doom and gloom envelops the gruesome behavior of its subjects in a jaunty charm.

S. James Wegg

... Fog and cinematographer Harald Gunnar Paalgard show just enough of these incestuous moments to spark outrage, but never sink to cheap sensationalism ...

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Jonathan Holland

Refreshingly unconventional pic tackles its taboos with compassion, grace and wit.

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Peter Schønau Fog's Danish hot-potato The Art of Crying is a failure, mostly for its desperate sense of trying.

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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David Nusair
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...most viewers will be left furiously scratching their heads.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Krystle Chow
I saw this at its world premiere last year! I'm not quite sure what to think of this movie, though - it portrays a very disturbing view of mental and… More