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In the Middle of the Night (1984)

Midt om natten (original title)
Benny (Kim Larsen) and Arnold (Erik Clausen) are homeless and along with others living on Nørrebro in Copenhagen. The police is set to clear the building they squat in, but on the night of ... See full summary »

Director:

Erik Balling

Writers:

Kim Larsen, Erik Balling (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Larsen Kim Larsen ... Benny
Erik Clausen Erik Clausen ... Arnold
Birgitte Raaberg Birgitte Raaberg ... Susan Himmelblå
Holger Boland Holger Boland ... Tusindfryd
Buster Larsen Buster Larsen ... Charles
Frits Helmuth Frits Helmuth ... J.O. Kurtzen
Poul Bundgaard Poul Bundgaard ... Buhmand
Flemming Sørensen Flemming Sørensen ... Tuxen
Judy Gringer Judy Gringer ... Rita
Ove Sprogøe Ove Sprogøe ... Susans far
Ellen Winther Lembourn Ellen Winther Lembourn ... Gerda
Allan Olsen Allan Olsen ... Spacey
Anders Hove ... Nalle
Henning Sprogøe Henning Sprogøe ... Knold
Lea Risum Brøgger Lea Risum Brøgger ... Oda
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Storyline

Benny (Kim Larsen) and Arnold (Erik Clausen) are homeless and along with others living on Nørrebro in Copenhagen. The police is set to clear the building they squat in, but on the night of the forced eviction, local acid head Spacy ([0647586]) jumps from the sixth floor. After beeing released from the police and hospital, Benny knows where to find Arnold: The now closed up factory where they used to play as children. Could this perhaps be a new beginning? Can the girl Susan make our hard luck heroes straighten up and make them take the right path? To survive they begin moonlighting. But how will this sit with the commuinty? And what about the politician Kaj Buhmann (Poul Bundgaard), is he satisfied that "Haveje" is making there own society? The movie contains classic songs by Kim Larsen. Written by Jens Christian Pedersen

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Drama | Comedy

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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

9 March 1984 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

In the Middle of the Night See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Erik Ballings last movie. See more »

Quotes

Arnold: Er den noget værd?
Charles, the scrap dealer: Det sku' jeg mene!
Arnold: Ka' den overhovedet køre?
Charles, the scrap dealer: Godt nok til jazz!
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Connections

Featured in Filmen om Haveje (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Papirsklip
(uncredited)
Music by Kim Larsen
Lyrics by Kim Larsen
Performed by Kim Larsen
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A Danish classic
5 March 2018 | by jv-60042See all my reviews

This movie is really a classic from the early 80's in Denmark. The fact that most of the actors in the movie are in fact not real actors makes it even more authentic.

In the later years, it seems like the movie has sinked into oblivion. Nevertheless, "Midt om natten" (the original Danish title) should be a must in every history lesson about the differences in the Danish society in that period.


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