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  • Actors: Mads Mikkelsen; Stine Stengade; Booivoj Navratil; Jana Plodkova; Josef Vajnar
  • Directors: Ole Christian Madsen
  • Writers: Ole Christian Madsen and Kim Fupz Aakeson
  • Producers: Morten Kaufmann
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Nimbus Film Productions Aps
  • DVD Release Date: January 2, 2009
  • Run Time: 92 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,077 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Handling the practical tasks associated with a loved one's death is a painful job for the bereaved family. This, however, is not the case for Christoffer, who feels no grief when learning of his father's death. Christoffer has not seen his father since he left for Prague 25 years ago, abandoning Christoffer and his mother. For Christoffer, it's a question of getting his father packed into a coffin, flown to Denmark and buried at the family grave as fast as possible, so he can return to everyday life with his wife, Maja, and their 12-year-old son, Thomas. Maja travels with Christoffer on what becomes a trip of a revelation and confrontation. Behind the convincing facade, Christoffer and Maja's relationship is crumbling. Christoffer's encounter with the life his father led in this foreign country unleashes a forgotten longing and Christoffer realizes that he has paid a higher price for his father's desertion than he thought. In Prague, Christoffer has to fight for his marriage, come to terms with his past, and struggle to avoid being destroyed in the city to which he came on a purely practical errand.

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55 of 56 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The incomparable Mads Mikkelsen May 11, 2009
A Danish couple travels to Prague to bring the husband's deceased father back home for burial. While in the beautiful city of Prague, the marriage starts to show cracks, and we empathize as the serious problems of this couple become apparent even as the husband is trying to get through the red tape to transport his father's body back home. Extremely well done, it leaves one almost breathless with the gut-level emotions portrayed by these people. It can be depressing to see such a realistic breakdown of a marriage, but it truly is amazing film making!
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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Secrets in a Mysterious City January 3, 2011
Prague is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful old cities in Europe: it is also seen as clinging to many of the old traditions of the rigid life of the past - immutable, on guard, cold. It is therefore a very fitting setting for this brilliant film PRAGUE, a story written (with Kim Fupz Akeson) and directed by Ole Christian Madsen that deals with contemporary relationships, family, and the bifurcation between surface appearance and reality.

Christoffer (Mads Mikkelson) and his wife Maja (Stine Stengade) have traveled from Denmark without their young son to tend to the final paperwork following the death of Christoffer's father, a father he has not seen or communicated with for 25 years when the father left wife and son for Prague. Christoffer shows no emotion about this mission and even when the doctor (Josef Vajnar) demands Christoffer view the body for identification, there is no sense of sadness. His father's lawyer (Borivoj Navrátil) make all the arrangements for the shipment of the body back to Denmark and informs Christoffer that the financial balance sheet at the time of death leaves Christoffer with only the house in which his father lived, a place Christoffer plans to sell immediately to end this Prague obligation. But during all the 'business' of dealing with his father's death, Christoffer feels a distance from Maja and confronts her with his knowledge that she is having an affair. The veneer of their marriage cracks open and the couple must face the current status of their relationship, a widening crevice that is in many ways held together only by the frequent video calls with their son in Denmark. Theirs is a history of love examined.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars prague rising February 15, 2012
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If Mads Mikkelsen has an equivalent in the Hollywood pecking order as far as star power or acting stature it would be Viggo Mortensen because neither give two hoots or a holler about any of that. Mads is so indoctrinated in Eastern Europe culture maybe he will never make a journey across the big waters to sell his soul for a lead in some commercial garbage and I don't see it ever happening. After his stoic role in Valhalla Rising which was made after Prague he has more natural commanding presence of person than any actor now working in recent memory.

This film is maddening in a way that totally rejects conformity and expectation. Stine Stengade as his becoming estranged wife is also as keen in her role as they arrive to depose of his dead father's remains in Europe's most historic and beautiful of cities. We only see glimpses of this Prague as their relationship crumbles in dramatic close ups and coming to truth of whom each other really is. There are no winners and the film as a whole is bleak and sad, but as a son discovers a father he never knew, Mads character unravels a bit more beyond than he has ever known himself. Unnamed rivers and barriers are crossed - all emotional and phycological. This is a great film. If being taken down to the saddest point in life is your cup of tea, I say brew on and pour away. This is strong stuff and rules the waters that flow down the Vltava. Go drown yourself in some deep, dark miserable and be happy I reffered you to this terrific cinematic poem.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars another danish gem May 31, 2008
Another fantastic film from Denmark by some of the geniuses behind Green Butchers, Adams Apples and After the Wedding - Mads Mikkelsen never ceases to delight.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars redemption June 11, 2009
what an uplifting film! - despite the harrowing personal tragedy Christoff encounters, his transformation at the end is truly stunning, which left me amazed and encouraged at the grace and strength of this flawed man.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Up close and personal.... August 14, 2013
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Sad but realistic view of the destruction non-communication in a marriage can do.
Fabulous acting. The unfolding of a loving but realistic tragedy.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent movie March 21, 2013
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Serious adult movie with an occasional bit of humor that is best appreciated if you have ever been to Prague and had to deal with the Czech language. Extremely well acted.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Deep Danish Drama February 13, 2012
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Prague is a bittersweet and moving film about one man's discovery of his late fathers secret life, and the collapse of his own marriage. As it's a Danish film - it rather goes without saying - that it's elegant, thoughtful and subtle. This film benefits from multiple viewings, it just seems to get better and better each time you watch it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent drama about a troubled and doomed marriage
Clever story of a trip by a son to pick up his deceased estranged father revealing a troubled marriage with dramatic dialogue between the son and his wife. Read more
Published 24 days ago by Raymond H. Adams
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Storyline
You can't go wrong with Mads' movies. He's so talented and can play any character. Have not seen one of his movies that we didn't like. Read more
Published 29 days ago by Anita Calderoni
4.0 out of 5 stars very sad movie
If you are looking for a happy ending, this is not the movie for you.
Mads' character is unable to express love especially for his wife, who, by the way, he loves very much. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Claude Maassen
4.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE Danish Movies!!!!
I have recently (thanks to Amazon Prime) fallen in LOVE with Danish movies. They are AMAZING. The Danish film makers seem to have an ability to depict human relationships and... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Thinking
5.0 out of 5 stars Wrong Order
I don't ever remember ordering this book and I have never received some glitch through Amazon. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Barrie Rogers
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great Europen Film
The dissolution of 14 years of marriage is the main theme as the protagonists endeavor to make funeral arrangements for a family member. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Rose M
5.0 out of 5 stars great acting once again by MM
and a great supporting role by Stine, a real film about real problems. Starts slow but full of twists and turns. Loved it!
Published 3 months ago by Mark Paul Casagrande
3.0 out of 5 stars Not my favorite Mads movie
Despite having lived in Prague, enjoying seeing the scenery again after all these years, and being a huge Mads Mikkelsen fan, I did not love this movie. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Nikkirae
3.0 out of 5 stars Wouldn't recommend
Good acting, but slow storyline. Seemed low budget and more artistic than meaningful. Enjoyed, but wouldn't watch again or recommend.
Published 3 months ago by pen
5.0 out of 5 stars Mads is amazing....
I am a fan. The only one that I was not to impressed with was "I am Dina". Strange. good
Published 4 months ago by Jimmie Middlton
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The original langauage is 75% Danish and 25% Check. Yes the dvd does have English subtitles
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