Hurra for de Bla Husarer (1970)

Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - Denmark  |  
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British writer Jerrard Tickell's operetta-style Hussar Honeymoon was made into a Danish comedy by veteran director Annelise Reenberg, an old hand at this sort of thing. Unfortunately, 1970 was a little late in the game for stories of mistaken identity and romantic escapades involving gaily dressed lieutenants and the inevitable minister's naughty daughters. The two horse-guard lieutenants of the tale must prove their manhood by drinking untold cases of champagne, riding 40 kilometers through the pretty Danish countryside and have 2 romantic encounters along the way, all in the span of a single night. The minister's daughters are identical twins (both of them played by Susse Wold), which the film-makers apparently thought was hilarious. It wasn't. In fact, Hurra for de BlÄ Husarer was rather too tame for 1970, a time in history when censorship had all but disappeared in Denmark.

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bachelor, betrayal, jealousy, officer, ritual, sex