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Open Hearts (2002 film)

Open Hearts (2002 film)

Open Hearts (Danish: Elsker dig for evigt), (2002), is a gritty Danish drama directed by Susanne Bier using the minimalist filmmaking techniques of the Dogme 95 style. It stars Mads Mikkelsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Sonja Richter and Paprika Steen. Also referred to as Dogme #28, Open Hearts relates the story of two young couples who lives are traumatized by a tragic car accident and adultery.

Open Hearts received a 96% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes movie review website with a 93% approval rating from the top critics. Susanne Bier received the International Critics Award at the 2002 Toronto International Film Festival "for the fact that it proves that dogma has come of age and matured into a potent cinematic language that skillfully captures the freeing of real emotions that extreme trauma creates within the lives of the characters in her film. The film won both the Bodil and Robert awards for Best Danish Film in 2003.

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