Open Hearts (Elsker Dig For Evigt)
Open Hearts (Elsker Dig For Evigt) (2002)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 23, 2002
DVD Release Date: May 17, 2005
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Pulsing with honesty, this film lays bare the rawness of human emotion with a story made all the more believable thanks to its gritty, low-budget approach.

Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A small-scale domestic drama with large-scale feeling.

Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

It is as emotionally raw and wrenching as life itself.

Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

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.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

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.

Kathy Cano Murillo
Arizona Republic

Open Hearts is a heart-wrenching soap opera that even The Young and the Restless can't compete with.

Boyd van Hoeij

Arguably, the dogma movement has found its most accomplished expression to date in Open hearts.

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C.W. Nevius
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

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.

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Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Well, being a married woman I found this film very disheartening. What exactly was the point of all that heartache? I guess I would have preferred to have a… More
Mark Abell
Lives are changed in an instant when a doctor's wife, Marie (Paprika Steen), accidentally runs down Joachim (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) and he winds up… More
Rubia Carolina
Late influence of Dogma 95. The Dogma certification in the opening credits had a strange effect on me, as going against the movement itself. Dogma 95… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Open Hearts" starts out with Cecilie(Sonja Richter) and Joachim(Nikolaj Lie Kaas) being madly in love with each other and just… More
Luke Baldock
The best of the Dogme films I have seen. The film makes great use of the digital camera work and natural lighting really enthusing the film with a realistic… More
Daisy Maduro
I loved the story. It's beautiful, touching, human and above all it's real. The characters are real human beings who need love and comfort and… More