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What is Allegro?

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“Allegro” is a Danish film released in 2005 as Christoffer Boe’s second directorial venture. The movie stars Ulrich Thomsen and Helena Christensen in the lead roles; Henning Moritzen, Nicolas Bro, Jon Lange and Nikolaj Lie Kaas appear in other prominent roles. There is also a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical by the name “Allegro" that opened in October 1947.

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Christoffer Boe’s film “Allegro” was shot in Manhattan, New York, and Copenhagen, Denmark. The movie revolves around the character of Zetterstrom, who has an affair with a woman and then moves on, leaving her behind to focus on his musical career. While he is away, an invisible shield covers Copenhagen and makes it impossible to enter the city center.

Zetterstrom is not aware of the supernatural occurrence. When he returns to Copenhagen, a mysterious man leads him inside the city center, where Zetterstrøm is forced to experience his love affair again. The rest of movie explores how he handles the situation.

The musical “Allegro” revolves around Joseph Taylor Jr., who follows in the footsteps of his father and becomes a doctor. The musical won Donaldson Awards in the categories of best lyrics, best score and best book of a musical in 1947.

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