The official Danish selection for this yearÊ¼s Academy Awards and winner of 7 Robert Awards (Danish Oscars) including Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress and Screenplay, TERRIBLY HAPPY spins a riveting yarn about Robert Hansen (Jakob Cedergren), a Copenhagen police officer who, following a nervous breakdown, is transferred to a small provincial town to take on the mysteriously vacated marshal position and subsequently gets mixed up with a married femme fatale. RobertÊ¼s big city temperament makes it impossible for him to fit in, or understand the uncivilized, bizarre behavior displayed by the townspeople. Quickly spiraling into an intense fable, director Henrik Ruben Genz displays a unique and sometimes macabre vision of the darkest depths to which people will go to achieve a sense of security and belonging.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
Beneath the poker face of this wickedly entertaining film lurks an insinuating smirk on the verge of widening into a grin.Stephen Holden, New York Times, 06.24.2010
Entertaining and full of surprising twists, this highly cinematic tale of a Copenhagen policeman working punishment duty in the provinces plays with genre in a manner that can be compared with the Coen brothers or David Lynch.Alissa Simon, Variety, 01.05.2011
Cedergren is a little too bland, but that works with Hansen's air of haplessness and sets him apart from the colorful locals.Nicolas Rapold, Village Voice, 06.24.2010
Terribly Happy, directed by Henrick Ruben Genz, is all moodiness, midnight black comedy and noir mystery.Jake Coyle, Associated Press, 06.24.2010