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One for fans of Mikael Birkkjær and/or Stine Stengade,
This review is from: Værelse 304 (Room 304) Import (English subtitles) (DVD)
The main star of this film, Mikael Birkkjær, will be recognisable to fans of recent Danish drama acquisitions on BBC4 The Killing - Series 2 [DVD] and Borgen - Series 1 [DVD] as well as the powerful film Aftermath [DVD]. Værelse 304 (Room 304) is set in a Copenhagen hotel where Birkkjær plays the Kasper who is involved in an affair with his business partner's wife (played by Stine Stengade). Lots of other goings on in the hotel where a Spanish stewardess is looking for sex, a Kosovar has involvement with a gun which is then found by the Filipino maids. Uptight receptionist Martin (David Dencik) is asked to try to smile at the customers as they enter the hotel, but he has to ask how to smile.
Værelse 304 is a decent watch, but I preferred seeing Birkkjær in the other three features mentioned above. Co-star Stine Stengade (married to Kasper's business partner Jonas) will be recognisable to Borgen viewers as Minister Henriette Klitgaard. Stengade also appeared with David Dencik in the second story in the Those Who Kill - Series 1 [DVD] series recently screened. Scenes with Stengade and Birkkjær are probably my favourites in the whole piece, although I thought that a scene near the end with Stengade and Trine Dyrholm (playing the wife of Kasper) was the best from the whole film. Magnus Krepper stars as Jonas. Krepper will soon be on screen on BBC4 in the Danish / Swedish co-production The Bridge - Series 1 [DVD] as Stefan Lindberg.
You'll hear at least six languages being spoken in the film, including Danish, Swedish, German and English.
Extras on the set include short clips of the various stars of the film asleep in a hotel room in Copenhagen!
Værelse 304 is different and well worth a watch even if just to see two other portrayals performed by Birkkjær and Stengade in their range of acting.
As is usual with Danish films, the overall acting is of a very high standard as are production values.