United Kingdom: April 04 2003
United States: February 21 2003
Ranking: 8,811 out of 16,194 movies (up 890)
7.0 by 2 media
'Open Hearts' was the film that launched the careers of its director, Susanne Bier. The first and only experience to date of the Dogma 95 filmmaker brought a bleak love story. Cècile and Joachim, a couple about to get married, are extremely excited about their love, but their story is cut short when he suffers an accident and is paralyzed from the neck down. Marie was the driver that caused the accident and she ask her husband Niels, a doctor at the hospital where Joachim is being treated, to help out Cècile. However their relationship evolves in an affair which threatens Niels family. The film, which won an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language film, gave to Mads Mikkelsen one of his first big roles.