A Soap / En Soap
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Directed by: Pernille Fischer Christensen
Script: Kim Fupz Aakeson
Producer: Lars Bredo Rahbek
Cinematography: Erik Molberg
Editing: Åsa Mossberg
Music: Magnus Jarlbo
Cast: Trine Dyrholm, David Dencik, Frank Thiel, Elsebeth Steentoft, Christian Tafdrup, Jacob Lohmann, Joen Bille, Claes Bang, Pauli Ryberg
Format: 35mm, COL
Running time: 105'
Formally, the film is inspired by the romantic soap opera. One of the main characters of the film, Veronica, watches a real vaseline soap show on TV every day, and Pernille Fischer Christensen blends that soap into the love story that the two main characters go through.
32-year-old Charlotte could have it all, but she doesn’t want any of it. When she moves away from her boyfriend, she happens to become the upstairs neighbour of the transsexual Veronica. Veronica prefers to keep to herself with her little dog and a romantic soap show on TV, while Charlotte gets through the nights with one-night-stands. An assault, a new bed and some white curtains bring the two of them together and they end up as the main characters of their own turbulent love story. Could there be a love so great that it can defy the logic of the sexes and embrace the human being?
Berlin International Film Festival 2006 / Best Debut Film
Silver Berlin Bear, Jury Grand Prix / Tied with Offside (2006/I).
NatFilm Festival 2006 / Night Dreamer Award
Transilvania International Film Festival 2006 / Best Performance / David Dencik
Pernille Fischer Christensen graduated from The National Film School of Denmark in 1999 with the film Indien. In 2000, Indien won an award in Cannes in the Selection Cinefondation and Pernille received the award for best film and best new talent at the International Film School Festival in Munich. Before that, she had directed the short films The Girl Named Sister, Honda Honda, Poesie and Habibti My Love (best short film in 2003 and the award for best Danish short film at the Odense Film Festival in 2002).
Location and screening schedule:
matinee: Kino SC, Monday, October 16th at 11.00
premiere: Kino SC, Monday, October 16th at 22.30
reprisal: Kino Europa, Tuesday, October 17th at 16.00