Kniven i hjertet (1981)

Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Denmark  |  
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Jesper (Stig Ramsing) is apparently a calm, quiet, and reserved worker inside a post office in Copenhagen, though two things mar that picture: he sometimes steals what he suspects is a love letter to read to himself later, imagining that the contents were directed to him, and he has dreams of his mother stabbing his father -- his childhood was obviously a wreck. When he meets Lillian (Helle Ryslinge) a student who works at night in a bar, he finds the beginning of a romance at last. But after he is dismissed by Lillian so she can study for her exams, he gets suspicious, and finds out she is seeing someone else. Upset by this betrayal, he comes across a little girl named Lillian outside, and offers to help her find the hiding place she is looking for. The next scene shows a blood-stained Jesper staggering away from the "hiding place," his dark side visible for the first time. Arrest seems inevitable, and his relationship with his former girlfriend is a question yet to be decided.

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betrayal, fantasy, jealousy, letter, love, mental-illness, murder, postal-worker, romance, student, suspicion