GenreDrama, Mystery Music directorKaare Bjerko CountryDenmark
Release dateOctober 2, 2008 (2008-10-02) WriterHenrik Ruben Genz (screenplay), Dunja Gry Jensen (screenplay), Erling Jepsen (novel) Initial releaseOctober 2, 2008 (Czech Republic) CastJakob Cedergren (Robert Hansen), Lene Maria Christensen (Ingerlise), Kim Bodnia (Jørgen), Lars Brygmann (Doktor Zerlang), Anders Hove, Mathilde Maack Similar moviesTremors, Edward Scissorhands, Tremors 3: Back to Perfection, The Keeper of Lost Causes, The Last Stand, Tremors 4: The Legend Begins
Frygtelig lykkelig terribly happy trailer
Robert (Jakob Cedergren) a timid Copenhagen city policeman is reassigned to protect and serve in a sleepy town in rural Denmark. But Robert struggles to maintain order in his new jurisdiction, a lawless place where the only rules are those dictated and enforced by local thug and serial wife-beater Jorgen (Kim Bodnia). As the indifferent townspeople dismiss Roberts laughable attempts at police work, he nurses a fixation with Jorgens sexpot spouse, Ingerlise (Lene Maria Christensen).
Terribly Happy (Danish: Frygtelig lykkelig) is a 2008 Danish film directed by Henrik Ruben Genz, based on Erling Jepsens novel of the same name from 2004.
The film was first shown in the film industry at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival in July 2008, in the Czech Republic, where it won the Crystal Globe (Grand Prize).
This film has been compared, in concept, to two films by the Coen brothers: Blood Simple (1985) and No Country for Old Men (2007).
Robert Hansen, 34, a young police officer from Copenhagen, is transferred against his will to the small town of Skarrild in Southern Jutland as a substitute Marshall. The transfer is Robert’s chance to start over. Whether he is allowed to return to his job in Copenhagen, all depends on how well he performs in this frontier town.
The film is about a policeman, Robert Hansen, from Copenhagen who makes a mistake, is sent for therapy, and then is assigned to a small town in South Jutland.
Terribly happy 2008 movie review
Jakob Cedergren as Robert Hansen
Lene Maria Christensen as Ingerlise Buhl
Kim Bodnia as Jorgen Buhl
Lars Brygmann as Dr. Zerleng
Anders Hove as Kobmand Moos
Jens Jorn Spottag as Politimester
Henrik Lykkegaard as Praest
Bodil Jorgensen as Bartender
Peter Hesse Overgaard as Helmuth
Niels Skousen as Hansi
Lars Lunoe as Nissum
Sune Q. Geertsen as Oko Tage (credited as Sune Geertsen)
Mathilde Maack as Dorthe
An Le as Fru Kobmand Moos
Taina Anneli R. Berg as Lone TP (credited as Taina Anneli Berg)
Puk Scharbau as Hannes Stemme (voice)
Kenn Bruun as Svend Mangler Penge
Mads Ole Langelund Larsen as Knud Langfinger
Joakim Schierning as Jannik
Bent Larsen as Betjent
Thorkild Demuth as Naboen
The film received strong reviews from film critics. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes shows that 89% of 46 critics (all but one of the top 16 critics) gave the film a positive review, with a rating average of 7.3 out of 10, concluding that "this knotty Danish noir thriller steers audiences into some nicely unexpected territory." Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 1Ã¢â‚¬â€œ100 reviews from film critics, gives a rating score of 74 based on 18 reviews.
Terribly Happy won several Robert awards in 2009, including Best Danish Film, Best Director, Best Female Lead, Best Actor, Best Screenplay, and Best Cinematographer.
It was the official submission of Denmark for the category of Best Foreign Language Film for the 82nd Academy Awards in March 2010.