Jan Borelius is a chef – he’s enjoying his life and strong women, but his whole world collapses when his mother dies – he thinks.
Jans real mother is called Lilli, and is a crazy actress, who have seen better days. Jan finds out about his real mother, and against his fathers will he goes out to find Lilli and his biological father.
Lilli lives in her own dream world with her patient life companion, the dog Cheri. Together they go to fancy restaurants and order foie gras, which in real life means going to the local store buying cat food!
When Jan arrives at Lillis place she keeps her crazy facade, but shes also interested in finding Jans real father and calls for a Taxi to Portugal right away. The Taxi driver agrees to skip dinner, for the payment of 20.000 dkr., and they are off to Portugal a trip back in time.
In Portugal Jan meets the love of his life and Lilli drops the crazy attitude when she meets her big love again. Its like a wonderfull dream, but all dreams end, and the real world can be very cruel. –TrustNordisk
Director and occasional scriptwriter Susanne Bier essayed a series of helming assignments in her native Denmark during the late ‘90s and early 2000s, that clocked in as lucrative and popular enough to kick-start a highly respectable career for the filmmaker. Though Bier’s credits officially date back to 1992, she achieved her first significant breakthrough in 1999, when she directed The One and Only — a well-received romantic comedy about dating, marriage, child-rearing, and adultery. That film reportedly grossed a heftier amount than any picture in Danish history; a follow-up, the Dogme 95 drama Open Hearts (2002), brought Bier her first international crossover hit and paved the way for much additional success. Shot according to Lars von Trier’s hyper-ascetic filmmaking rules, it told of two couples whose lives become hopelessly and tragically enmeshed following a severe automobile accident. Bier’s Danish-language drama Brothers(2004) explored the feud that… read more