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Kærlighed på Film (Just Another Love Story) (2007)

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Critic Consensus: An intense foreign language noir, Just Another Love Story uses some generic methods to tell its tale of mistaken identity but is sharply entertaining nonetheless.

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Nightwatch director Ole Bornedal returns to quicken the pulse of thriller fans with this genre-bending tale of a crime scene photographer and family man who is violently shaken out of his suburban malaise following a fateful car accident. Jonas makes his living by capturing gruesome crime scenes in all of their lurid detail, yet lately the beleaguered shutterbug has grown increasingly despondent in both his career and his personal life. One day, while driving through the city, Jonas is involved in a car accident with a young woman named Julia. Unconscious due to the impact of the crash, Julia is rushed to the hospital. Later, a concerned Jonas makes a special trip to check in on Julia, and finds her comatose in her hospital bed and surrounded by loved ones. Having never actually met her boyfriend Sebastian, Julia's family immediately assumes that Jonas is the man they've all heard so much about as of late. While Jonas is all too willing to step into the role for the time being, his ruse grows complicated when Julia awakens with amnesia, and the real Sebastian begins to grow curious about the intruder that has stolen his identity. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Cast

Flemming Enevold
as Overlæge Dichmann
Ewa Fröling
as Mrs. Castlund, Julia's Mother
Bent Mejding
as Castlund
Josephine Raahauge
as Monica Castlund
Timm Vladimir
as Magnus Castlund
Ditte Hansen
as Kirsten
Daniel Stampe
as Frederik
Jannie Faurschou
as Nurse Irma
Karin Jagd
as Attending Nurse
Niels Anders Thorn
as Doctor Henriques
Desmond Boateng
as Receptionist
Rune Klan
as Mechanic
Thomas Chaaning
as Asian Killer
Lin Kun Wu
as Doctor Chen
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Critic Reviews for Kærlighed på Film (Just Another Love Story)

All Critics (43) | Top Critics (13)

Ambitious cross-cutting and occasional bursts of strident music hint at psychologically complex parallels and readings that the film fails to deliver.

Full Review… | July 24, 2009
Time Out
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It's good, nasty fun until it gets boxed in by its own contrivances toward the end.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Boston Globe
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You can see this Danish offering as a sardonic update of familiar noir material, or simply as the story of the midlife crisis of a guy who wishes -- or dreams, or dreads -- that he's living out a grand drama. There are pleasures to be had either way.

Full Review… | February 20, 2009
San Francisco Chronicle
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[Bornedal] steers his mistaken-identity story in a more generic direction.

Full Review… | February 20, 2009
Chicago Reader
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I suspect anyone who went for last year's foreign-language pulp fiction of choice, Tell No One, will be rewarded by Ole Bornedal's latest.

February 20, 2009
Chicago Tribune
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It's interesting that two of the best thrillers of the last several months, Tell No One and Just Another Love Story, have come from Europe.

Full Review… | February 19, 2009
Chicago Sun-Times
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Audience Reviews for Kærlighed på Film (Just Another Love Story)

I'm reminded of a negative review I once read for "Stoker" (a film I actually like quite a bit) -- what compels a story? Or what makes a story compelling? Is a compelling story enough, or is what you do with it? I say this on the heels of "Just Another Love Story", a movie that sticks to its title in -- similar to "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" and "Seven Psychopaths" -- its obsession in its tributes, homages, and every other play on the word. "Love Story" is a film noir, and it has all the trappings. Writer-director Ole Bornedal has a Tarantino-y Hans Landa sort of grin: isn't this all just so exciting? Short answer: fuck yes. It's exciting as hell, even if the suspense of something icy, violent and foreign isn't your shit. It so happens to be mine. Cheers to Anders W. Berthelsen's lead performance. "Just Another Love Story" may be a tad TOO melodramatic, but so what if it has a little kooky fun. I had a killing. The black comedy is in the tale of mistaken identity, but the punishment is in the fall. Meaning even if you laugh at its pain, you can still feel it. Sucks to know Bornedal's last work of note was "The Possession".

Nick Ondras
Nick Ondras
½

(*** 1/2): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] Intriguing and very entertaining. A mystery film worth seeking out.

TTT C
TTT C
½

A more than solid movie that in some scenes feels a bit pretentious, but it's still well made and tells a solid story. I liked the dynamic of the last act with Sebastian and Jonas each pretending to be the other. The movie sort of drags a bit even if it isn't that long but it never really hurts the overall experience all that much. Really good thriller.

Jesse Ortega
Jesse Ortega

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