Fish Out of Water

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Fish Out of Water

Fish Out of Water

Release Date: February 26, 1993

Year    :   1993
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Comedy, Drama
Production Companies    :   cosmos, Nordisk Film, ASA Film Production
Director    :   Erik Clausen
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Søren Skjær, Leif Sylvester, Erik Clausen, John Nehm, Sanni Sylvester
RunTime    :   97 mins.

The early 1990s: 300,000 Danes are out of work. Viggo, a machinist with two grown children, is silent about feelings, scared he'll lose his job, loud about the value of trade unionism, interested in his pet fish, and argumentative at dinner. His wife Oda puts up with his moods and works on family genealogy. When Viggo is laid off, he becomes a fish out of water, hardly looking for work, starting a garden, and taking up with Karen, a polished but unhappy widow. He lies to his wife about a union training and goes to Mallorca with Karen. When she stops the affair, Viggo ends up in a psychiatric ward and must figure out what's really important in his life and in his character




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