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DVD Talk Review: Terribly Happy

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Terribly Happy (Frygtelig lykkelig), Denmark's official submission to the 2010 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, is a black comedy stepped in the neo-noir of the Coen brothers' Blood Simple and David Lynch's Blue Velvet. On probation following a lapse of judgment he'd prefer not to discuss, Copenhagen cop Robert Hansen (Jakob Cedergren) is reassigned to Skarrild, a remote town in barren, bog-infested South Jutland where "everyone knows everything but says nothing." Estranged from his wife and daughter, Robert hopes to pass an uneventful tour of duty as town marshal and then return to Copenhagen, but his attempt to present himself as a professionally-remote, by-the-book lawman comes undone when he's pulled into a complicated domestic dispute between femme fatale Ingelise Buhl (Lene Maria Christensen) and her husband, town bully Jørgen Buhl (Kim Bodnia).

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