This film displays the fantastic talents of actress Paprika Steen who plays Thea, an actress, just having coimpleted a period in rehab to deal with her alcoholism. While drinking Thea divorced and lost custody of her two young children, but now wants them to be part of her life again. After having consent from Christian, her ex-husband, we then see Thea battle the demons of her past.
A very moving realistic account of a woman's battle with the drink is given a trulyt magnificent performance by Steen in this Danish language film with English subtitles.
Fans of the recent The Killing III as seen on BBC4 will recognise the psychologist in Applaus played by Sara-Marie Maltha (Rosa Lebech in The Killing) in 2009 production.