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Applause (2011)

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Recovering alcoholic stage actress, Thea Barfoed has gone through turmoil. Having divorced her husband, Christian, and relinquished custody of their two boys during her heavy drinking days, Thea wants to start over. As her past alcohol use and indiscretions still haunt her, the reality of a new beginning seems bleak. Thea uses her inner actress's charm and manipulation to convince her ex-husband that she is fully recovered and capable of being a good mother to their children; however, she hasn't completely convinced herself. On stage, Thea plays the binge drinking, ostentatious Martha in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" Ironically, her stage character bears an uncanny resemblance to her personal life. As her alcoholism and past regrets hang in the balance, Thea must decide whether to confront her inner demons or to let the show go on.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 3rd, 2010 (Oscar Qualifying Run) by World Wide Motion Pictures, released as Applaus
January 21st, 2011 (Limited) by World Wide Motion Pictures
MPAA Rating: R for language
(Rating bulletin 2139, 9/22/2010)
Running Time: 85 minutes
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Keywords: Addiction, Performing Arts, Comeback, Foreign Language
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Koncern Film, New Danish Screen, TV Fond
Production Countries: Denmark

Leading Cast

   Barfoed, Thea

Supporting Cast

Michael Falch    Christian Barfoed
Sara-Marie Maltha    Maiken
Shanti Roney    Tom
Otto Leonardo Steen Rieks    William Barfoed
Noel Koch-Sofeldt    Matthias Barfoed
Malou Reymann    Påklædersken
Uffe Rorbaek    Peter

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Production and Technical Credits

Mikael Christian Rieks    Producer
Mikael Christian Rieks    Executive Producer
Jens Ulrik Pedersen    Executive Producer
Anders Frithiof August    Screenwriter
Martin Pieter Zandvliet    Screenwriter

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