With Your Permission (Til døden os skiller)

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Adam's Apples screenwriter Anders Thomas Jensen pens director Paprika Steen's darkly comic tale of an opera-obsessed cafeteria manager who works on a financially strapped ferry running between Copenhagen and Stockholm. Cafeteria manager Jan (Lars Brygmann) isn't the most likable of characters. Not only has his fixation on proper procedure isolated him from his co-workers, but even Jan's shrieking wife Anna (Sidse Babett Knudsen) can't find many redeeming qualities in her severely grating spouse. One night, after hiding out in the local opera house, Jan comes home to yet another battle with his embittered bride. The following day, Jan's life takes a wholly unexpected turn when the fed-up captain of the ferry grows tired of Jan's behavior and demands that the obnoxious employee seek professional help. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi


Critic Reviews for With Your Permission (Til døden os skiller)

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  • Initially intriguing but ultimately saddled with more quirks than it can handle.

    Sep 19, 2007
  • Despite both Steen as a thesp and Jensen as a writer making their early international impact with Dogma works, the austere verities are long gone here.

    Sep 10, 2007

    Robert Koehler

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  • ...the film eventually wears out its welcome...

    Oct 16, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • I know, I know -- there's nothing funny about spousal abuse. And yet, there are very funny moments in this film that allow it to be entertaining, in spite of its potentially weighty subject matter.

    Sep 15, 2007 | Full Review…
  • If you're into off-beat dark comedies, then welcome home, lad.

    Sep 13, 2007

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