(English Title: Paradise Cafe
) is an award-winning Danish
film made in 1950
, directed by Bodil Ipsen
and Lau Lauritzen Jr.
, and written by Johannes Allen
. The film received the Bodil Award
for Film of the Year, and Ib Schønberg
, for what is regarded his finest performance, received the Bodil Award
for Best Supporting Actor.
The story illuminates the problems of alcoholism as it follows the lives of two people: one is a common workman (played by Poul Reichhardt) who drinks too much beer, and the other is a company director (played by Ib Schønberg), who believes he just needs "a little one every now and then." They both come to face the consequences of their addictions.
- Danish Film Institute (In Danish)