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Open Hearts

Susanne Bier, Denmark, 2002

114 min.DK/Feature

A young couple are looking forward to their wedding when an accident befalls them. You think your biggest problem today is going to get the shopping done and suddenly your fiancé gets run over. It''s like a blade into your life, for better and for worse. The ''worse'' is the event as it takes place; the ''better'' is what happens afterwards.

What happens when fate suddenly snaps its fingers and turns life upside down at a stroke. This is the central question director Susanne Bier poses and attempts to answer in her first feature made according to the Dogme rules. "Open Hearts" is a film about the promises we cannot keep and the life we cannot plan. A film about life, true love and the responsibility for the people we love.
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Original title Elsker dig for evigt
Danish title Elsker dig for evigt
Other titles Dogme #28
Director Susanne Bier
Screenplay Anders Thomas Jensen
Director of Photography Morten Søborg
Editor Pernille Bech Christensen, Thomas Krag
Sound Per Streit
Composer Jesper Winge Leisner, Niels Brinck
Casting Lene Seested
Appearance Sonja Richter, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Mads Mikkelsen, Paprika Steen
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution
International sales TrustNordisk
Technical info 3111 meter, 35 mm, 1,37:1 Academy, color, Dolby SR
Danish theatrical release 06.09.2002
Cinemas Dagmar, Palads, Palladium, Albertslund Biograferne, Grand, Gladsaxe Bio, Værløse Bio, BioCity (Tåstrup), Kastrup Bio, Baltoppen Bio 1-2, Gentofte Kino, CinemaxX, Empire, Kinopalæet (Lyngby) samt 47 biografer i provinsen
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Companies

Production company Zentropa Entertainments4
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution

Direction

Direction Susanne Bier
Assistant director Joakim Höglund
Continuity Linda Daae
Extras coordinator Elisabeth Victoria Poulsen
Casting: children Jette Termann
Casting Lene Seested
Extras coordinator Elisabeth Victoria Poulsen

Script

Script Anders Thomas Jensen
Idea Susanne Bier

Production

Production Vibeke Windeløv
Executive producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen
Line producer Karen Bentzon
Associate producer Sisse Graum Jørgensen
Associate producer Jonas Frederiksen
Unit manager William Knuttel
Production coordinator Ingrid Kofoed
Production assistant Jesper Grüner
Post-producton coordinator Anne Katrine Andersen
Production assistant: post-production Mette Høst Hansen
Technical advisor Lars Dela
P.A. to Vibeke Windeløv Caroline Blanco
P.A. to Vibeke Windeløv Lisbeth Fuglsang Keldsen
Runner Hans Frederik Linde
Location assistant Jacob Stig Olsson
Location consultant Lars Valentin

Cinematography

Cinematography Morten Søborg
First assistant camera Michael Rosenløv
Video assistant Peter Daniel Zeuthen

Stills

Still photographer Rolf Konow

Editing

Editing Pernille Bech Christensen
Editing Thomas Krag
Assistant editor Christoffer Heie
Assistant editor Carsten Søsted
Assistant editor Simon Kristiansen
Assistant editor Lasse Martinussen
Assistant editor Peter Dalby Madsen
Online editor Henrik Fleischer

Music

Music Jesper Winge Leisner
Music Niels Brinck

Wardrobe

Costume supervisor Stine Gudmundsen-Holmgreen

Makeup

Makeup supervisor Susanne Søbye

Sound

Sound Per Streit
B-sound designer Lars Lund
Sound assistant Kasper Munck-Hansen
B-sound designer Anne Jensen

Visual effects

Graphic design Paul Wilson

Stunt

Stunt coordinator Hans Peter Ludvigsen

Appearance

Cecilie Sonja Richter
Joachim Nikolaj Lie Kaas
Niels Mads Mikkelsen
Marie Paprika Steen
Stine Stine Bjerregaard
Hanne Birthe Neumann
Finn Niels Olsen
Thomsen Ulf Pilgaard
Gustav Ronnie Hiort Lorenzen
Emil Pelle Bang Sørensen
Robert Anders Nyborg
Sanne Ida Dwinger
Tommy Philip Zandén
Ekspedient i Ilva Michel Castenholt
Skadestuelæge Birgitte Prins
Kassedame i ISO Susanne Juhasz
Kok Hans Henrik Clemensen
Tjener Jens Basse Dam
Sygeplejerske 1 Hanne Windfeld
Sygeplejerske 2 Tina Gylling Mortensen

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