My Farmors Hus (1984)

Run Time - 77 min.  |   Countries - Denmark  |  
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In this satire on familial relationships, a conniving, selfish grandmother (Bodil Udsen) finds her match in her six-year-old grandson, and the two have a series of conspiracies in her large urban apartment that are meant to keep her widower son from marrying again. Little Sörmand (adroitly interpreted by Mikkel Egelund) is a boy open to bribery and mayhem if it furthers his interests, which often coincide with those of his grandmother. The two make a difficult team to beat in this otherwise safely gray treatment of what was meant to be a decidedly black comedy.

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conspiracy, family, grandchildren, grandmother, grandparent, grandson, remarriage, widow/widower