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The Bench

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Drama
Release Date:January 1, 2000
Running time:90 minutes
Cast:Jesper Christensen, Marius Sonne Janischefska, Stine Holm Joensen, Nicolaj Kopernikus, Jens Albinus
Director:Per Fly

Description: In suburban Copenhagen, Kaj pays his daily visit to the bench. He's an alcoholic who spends most of his time with his drinking buddy Stig spewing a never-ending stream of moans and complaints, waiting to die. This pattern is interupted when Kaj becomes aware that the young woman moving into the building across the street is his daughter Liv, whom he hasn't seen in 19 years. Liv is a single mother with a six-year-old son, Jonas. She's just escaped from her abusive husband Lars and is forced to rent a single room for herself and her son in Kim's apartment. At first, Kaj does not reveal his identity to Liv, but the fates are at work as he is forced to take care of Jonas and a friendship blossoms between them. Given a second chance at life, Kaj must come face to face with his dark past.

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