One-Two-Three-Go!: True but impossible love
by Jorn Rossing Jensen
- Barbara Rothenborg has started production for her third feature, an adaptation of Danish author Jesper Wung-Sung’s 2001 novel
Danish director Barbara Rothenborg has shot the first scenes for her third feature, an adaptation of Danish author Jesper Wung-Sung’s 2001 novel One-Two-Three-Go!, on location in Svendborg, on the Danish island of Funen, for Danish producer Regner Grasten of Regner Grasten Film.
Credited with two family comedies, Love at First Hiccup (2009) and Crumbs: All at Stake (2014), Rothenborg has most recently been conceptual director on the TV2 Zulu series Sjit Happens and made six episodes of Danish pubcaster DR’s series My 50/50 Life.
Starring Nikolaj Groth (from the TV2 series Rita) and newcomer Clara Rosager, One-Two-Three-Go! is the story of Jeppe and Cecilie, two first-years at high school who know their love is living on borrowed time, as Cecilie has cancer. Together they decide to make the most out of Cecilie’s short life.
Without their parents’ knowledge, they go to Gran Canaria to enjoy what will probably be their last summer together, where Cecilie gets a tattoo, a drunkard “marries” them and they experience their first time. They are also surrounded by friends, like Jack (Lukas Løkken), who wants to tour Southern Europe with Jeppe. The cast also includes Laura Bach, Kasper Leisner, Rasmus Hammerich, Susanne Storm and Jens Jørn Spottag.
“One-Two-Three-Go! is about young love that is put to the test, and how two young people are forced to face death and yet can ignore it and live their life. Perhaps we live life more fully when we know we’re going to die. Jeppe finds out that people often don’t know what they’ve got until it’s gone, but he knows and loves her all the more until Cecilie takes her last breath. Nothing lasts forever,” Rothenborg concluded.