16-year-old Carsten just started dating Melissa. He is introduced to her sweet and likable parents, who kindly welcome their first son in law. On a weekend in their summerhouse it turns out that Carsten and Melissa’s dad might have more in common than they first thought.
His work is the lead pillar of this bitter, special, delicate short film. the feelings and reactions of a teenager front to a challenge who could not have a name. the need of family and a sort of friendship. the love for a girl. and the relation with her father . and one of most moving ends. maybe, because it could be predictable from the half of film. a film about honesty and innocence. who gives more than a case but a trauma with deep roots. a film about apparences and reality. about emotions and , maybe, the best detail, realistic portrait of a difficult age. so, Allan Hyde giving a splendid performance and a story about decisions.
Director: Christian Tafdrup
Writers: Jonatan Spang (idea), Christian Tafdrup (idea)
Stars: Allan Hyde, Julie Grundtvig Wester, Lars Brygmann
Release Date: 30 April 2008 (Denmark)
Also Known As: Awakening
Format : AVI
Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave
File size : 456 MiB
Duration : 38 min 52 s
Overall bit rate : 1 641 kb/s