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R| 1 hr. 53 min.

Plot Summary
Cecilie (Sonja Richter) and Joachim (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) are engaged to be married, when tragedy strikes: Joachim is the victim of a car crash that robs him of the use of his legs. While at the hospital tending to Joachim, Cecilie meets Niels (Mads Mikkelsen), a doctor working there. As she leans on him for moral support, she discovers that his wife was responsible for Joachim's accident. The revelation doesn't stop their affair, which throws both their lives into upheaval.

Cast: Sonja Richter , Nikolaj Lie Kaas , Mads Mikkelsen , Paprika Steen , Stine Bjerregaard , Birthe Neumann , Niels Olsen , Ulf Pilgaard

Director: Susanne Bier

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Newmarket Film Group

Open Hearts (2003)

Release Date: February 21st, 2003|1 hr. 53 min.

critic reviews (10)
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  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    And you thought Hamlet was a melancholy Dane. Compared with this gloomy group, he's Pee Wee Herman. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Straightforward in form but surprisingly intricate. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Bier knows what she's doing, and the performances are expert and affecting. But this meditation on love -- and love's bad timing -- is also improbably accommodating to its characters' respective longings. show more

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