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Terribly Happy

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region Free (info)
  • Temporarily reassigned to the provincial Danish town of South Jutland after being accused of professional misconduct in Copenhagen, a by-the-books policeman begins to sense that the flowery faade of this picturesque hamlet masks something truly sinister dark drama based on author Erling Jepsen's novel of the same name. Constable Robert isn't used to life in the country, so when he's first confronted by the small-town customs of South Jutland he begins to feel as if he's drifted into some kind of all-too-quaint alternate reality. But perhaps his suspicion that everything here is just a little too perfect isn't just the result of simple culture shock, because the more Constable Robert gets to know about his new surroundings the more convinced he becomes that the community of South Jutland harbors a disturbing secret.
  • Credits
    Anders Hove, Peter Hesse Overgaard, Niels Skousen, Kim Bodnia, Lene Maria Christensen, Lars Brygmann, Jakob Cedergren, Jens Jorgen Spottag, Henrik Lykkegaard
  • Critic Reviews
    "[A] witty, expertly constructed psychological thriller..."
    New York Times

    "[C]inematographer Jorgen Johansson gives the movie a striking look, replacing noir's classic black-and-white with a contrast between reddish-brown and chilly blue."
    A.V. Club

    3 stars out of 4 -- "[A] singularly accomplished bit of filmmaking: at once mysterious, darkly funny, tragic and yet perversely hopeful."
    Washington Post

    3 stars out of 4 -- "Genz creates a distinctive look and feel in the film....TERRIBLY HAPPY at heart plays like a classic Western..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    "Genz's tone never falters, down to the bitter end."
    Sight and Sound

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