This trailer for Susanne Bier‘s Love is All You Need is so confusing to me. In it Pierce Brosnan plays an Englishman living in Denmark and for some reason he runs around speaking English while everyone else is speaking Danish and they clearly understand him and he understands them, but why aren’t they all speaking the same language? Perhaps that’s all part of the wacky vibe Bier is going for as this is clearly not the dramatic fare we are largely used to praising out of Bier such as After the Wedding and In a Better World, but it just struck me as odd.
Love is All You Need played the Toronto Film Festival and didn’t exactly make a splash, but Sony Pictures Classics picked it up and will distribute the film in 2013. Here’s the synopsis:
Love is All You Need is a new film by Oscar winner Susanne Bier, written by Bier and Anders Thomas Jensen and starring Pierce Brosnan and Trine Dyrholm. Philip, an Englishman living in Denmark, is a lonely, middle-aged widower and estranged single father. Ida is a Danish hairdresser, recuperating from chemotherapy, who has just learned that her husband is leaving her for a woman half his age from the accounts department. The fates of these two bruised souls are about to intertwine as they embark for Italy to attend the wedding of his son, Patrick, to her daughter, Astrid. With warmth, affection and confidence, Susanne Bier has shaken a cocktail of love, loss, absurdity, humour and delicately drawn characters that will leave only the hardest heart untouched. It is a film about the simple yet profound pains and joys of moving on â€“ and forward â€“ with your life.
Paprika Steen, Kim Bodnia and Christiane Schaumburg-Muller co-star. Check out the trailer directly below.