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Shake It (2001)

En kort en lang (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance, Drama | 16 November 2001 (Denmark)
Jacob is a young man used to getting everything he wants. For several years, he has been living in a happy homosexual partnership with Jørgen, and one night Jacob decides to pop the big ... See full summary »

Director:

Hella Joof

Writers:

Hella Joof (screenplay), Klaus Bondam (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mads Mikkelsen ... Jacob
Troels Lyby ... Jørgen
Charlotte Munck ... Caroline
Jesper Lohmann ... Tom
Oskar Walsøe Oskar Walsøe ... Oskar
Peter Frödin Peter Frödin ... Frederik
Nikolaj Steen ... Mads
Ditte Gråbøl Ditte Gråbøl ... Inge
Morten Kirkskov ... Adrian
Henning Jensen ... Palle
Pernille Højmark Pernille Højmark ... Ellen
Ellen Hillingsø ... Anne
Ghita Nørby Ghita Nørby ... Bine
Thomas Winding Thomas Winding ... Hans Henrik
Klaus Bondam Klaus Bondam ... Præsten
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Storyline

Jacob is a young man used to getting everything he wants. For several years, he has been living in a happy homosexual partnership with Jørgen, and one night Jacob decides to pop the big question to Jørgen. Jørgen happily accepts Jacobs marriage proposal, but then something happens: Jacob falls in love with a girl, and not just any girl. The girl is Caroline, married to Jørgens younger brother Tom. Jacob's life suddenly gets very complicated, trying to figure out whether he wants to spend his life with Jørgen or Caroline. Most of all, he wants both! When Caroline gets pregnant with Jacob, matters are even more complicated. Written by Frustrator

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Denmark | Germany

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

16 November 2001 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Shake Your Heart See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

DKK16,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$84,168
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The person Sørmand who Frederik talks about all the time is finally revealed in the photos during the end credits. It turns out to be the real-life TV host Søren Kaster who among other things was the first host of the Danish version of "Jeopardy!". See more »

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During the end credits photos show what happens later. E.g. the happy family with the new baby, Mads with the female cop, etc. See more »


Soundtracks

Mermaid Milk
Music by Flemming Rothaus and Gbatokai Dakinah
Performed by Bell Café
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An emotional roller-coaster
26 September 2009 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is about a man who is about to marry the man he loves, but falls for his sister instead.

"Shake It All About" is an unconventional romantic comedy. It's well written, and the story is engaging. It's an emotional roller-coaster that exposes a painful reality. Troels Lyby's acting as Jorgen is phenomenal. His character faces many adversities, and each time Lyby conveys his sadness, frustration and anger very well. I can see his pain and I can feel his pain. The lunch party scene where Jacob packs up is the best example of his splendid acting. I would certainly want to watch more of his films. Mads Mikkelsen is disappointing on the other hand. He does not carry his emotions as thoroughly as Troels Lyby. I enjoyed watching "Shake It All About".


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