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Year: 2002
Original Title: Elsker dig for evigt
Length: 153 minutes
Genre: Drama, Romance
Studios: Zentropa Entertainments
Age rating: Suitable only for 15 years and over

Release Dates

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.


Cast Open Hearts

Trivia Open Hearts

It is the only film of Susanne Bier belonging to the Dogma 95. The film actually breaks with some of the Dogme 95 rules, e.g. the blood used in the car accident scene is 'theatre' blood, there were fantasy sequences shot in Super-8 and also a ThermaCAM has been used. Paprika Steen's slap to Mads Mikkelsen was not scripted and was improvised on the spot.