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APPLAUSE

by Martin Pieter Zandvliet

synopsis

Critically acclaimed actress Thea Barfoed has gone through turmoil which has resulted in a divorce and the loss of custody of her two boys. She now wants to break with the past, regain control over her life and get her children back. Her ex-husband Christian is quickly persuaded by her tough and manipulative but charming personality and she must prove to both herself and him that she is capable of getting her life back on track. As Thea is up against the rigorous demands of stage life and a past that haunts her, she must face her inner demons while clinging to the goal she has set for herself.

international title: Applause
original title: Applaus
country: Denmark
sales agent: TrustNordisk
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Martin Pieter Zandvliet
film run: 86'
screenplay: Anders Frithiof August, Martin Pieter Zandvliet
cast: Paprika Steen, Michael Falch, Sara Marie Maltha, Shanti Roney, Otto Leonardo Steen Rieks, Noel Koch-Søfeldt, Malou Reymann, Uffe Rørbæk, Nanna Tange
cinematography by: Jesper Tøffner
film editing: Per Sandholt
art director: Rasmus Cold
music: Sune Martin
producer: Mikael Christian Rieks
production: Koncern Film
backing: New Danish Screen
distributor: Nordisk Film Distribution
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