Copenhagen (2014)


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After weeks of traveling through Europe, the immature William (Gethin Anthony, GAME OF THRONES) finds himself at a crossroads in Copenhagen. Not just another beautiful European city, Copenhagen is also the birthplace of his father. When William meets pretty local girl Effy (Frederikke Dahl Hansen), they set off on an adventure to find his grandfather. Effy's mix of youthful exuberance and wisdom challenges William like no woman ever has. As the attraction builds and William finds himself truly connecting with someone for the first time in his life, he comes to this realization: if the girl of your dreams is half your age, maybe it's time to grow up! (C) Level 33

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Baard Owe
as Uncle Mads
Mille Dinesen
as Effy's Mother
Preben Ravn
as Thomas Winter
Gordon Kennedy
as Uncle Peter
Sune Kofoed
as Receptionist Madsen
Julie Christiansen
as Berlin Girl
Zaki Nobel Mehabil
as Bartender Markus
Miriam Yeager
as School Teacher
Sune Kaarsberg
as Office Secretary
Jane Pejtersen
as Dane on Bridge
Mads Korsgaard
as Hostel Bartender
Lars-Bo Johansen
as Karaoke Singer
Lars Halvorsen
as Karaoke DJ (Voice)
Jacques Alexander Larsen
as Daniel Vinter in Pictures
John Samuelson
as Homeless Man
Thore Bradtberg
as Guy at Culture Box
Shah Muazzam
as Pakistani Father
Selma Muazzam
as Pakistani Daughter
Trice Angie Christiansen
as Dane On Escalator
Peter Eriksen
as Big Man On Train
Paul Winther
as Father On Street
Kristoffer B. Winther
as Son On Street
Sofia Elisa Løwe-Madsen
as Vinter's Granddaughter
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Critic Reviews for Copenhagen

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (7)

A well-crafted, deliberately uncomfortable first feature from Canadian-born writer-director Mark Raso.

Dec 5, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Raso and his actors sensitively handle a topic that could be toxic in the wrong hands; they're all worth watching now and in the future.

Dec 4, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The tension between the expectations that arise due to the familiar genre and what is actually happening onscreen makes "Copenhagen" special, and a bit strange.

Oct 3, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

[Raso's] absorbing film has a delicate nuance that will linger after the popcorn's gone.

Oct 2, 2014 | Full Review…

A flighty Peter Pan meets his grounded Wendy in Copenhagen, Mark Raso's tender romance about the sliding scale of maturity.

Sep 30, 2014 | Full Review…

[Director Raso] gets a pitch-perfect performance from Danish up-and-comer Hansen, who greatly impresses with her unaffected spontaneity.

Sep 4, 2014 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Copenhagen


William is a jerk. After travelling across Europe, he has reached the city of his father's origins and he wants to find his grandfather. Effy is a teenager - half of William's age, but wise beyond her years. Together they track down William's relatives, but during the process, both William and Effy grow and perhaps fall in love with each other.

Red Lats
Red Lats

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I really enjoyed this film, which I saw at the Cleveland International Film Festival 2014. Writer-director-editor Mark Raso has created an energetic, seductive, revelatory, romantic film. Gethin Anthony plays William, a 28 year old jerk who is visiting Denmark to deliver a letter from his estranged father to a grandfather he never met. Copenhagen serves as a visually striking setting whether in the daytime or the night. Frederikke Dahl Hansen plays a local girl, half William's age named Effy, who appears to be quite mature. In fact, within a month she will have reached Denmark's age of consent. So, there is a bit of a culture clash between the characters and probably between American audiences and European audiences when it comes to the age difference and what constitutes "underage" in relation to drugs and sex. Effy, innocently enough, helps William find his grandfather, trace his father's childhood, and do some self-discovery. Frederikke reminded me of Adèle Exarchopoulos from Blue Is the Warmest Color with her stunning beauty and natural delivery. The two main characters' relationship is tested and the conclusion shows real growth in this coming-of-age tale.

Byron Brubaker
Byron Brubaker

Super Reviewer

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