Shot entirely in black and white in Copenhagen in 1997, this film reveals another side to the acting abilities of Sidse Babett Knudsen. Sidse is currently being seen on TV in the UK in the Danish political drama Borgen - Series 1 [DVD]where she plays the prime minister. In Let's Get Lost she appears alongside Bjarne Henriksen (Theis - The Killing / Defence Minister Thorsen = Borgen) and Nicolaj Kopernikus (Vagn - The Killing). It's a film showing everyday Copenhagen life and filmed with only a general outline of a script mainly reliant on the cast improvising. Sidse makes all of her scenes extremely watchable, although in fairness to Bjarne and Nicolaj, they also are quite engaging as the two friends who seem to want to spend the whole time in front of the TV watching football and drinking beer. The scene where Linda (Knudsen) and Steffen (Kopernikus) break into her boyfriend's apartment in order to investigate his affair and Linda's subsequent treatment of a bewildered Steffen is probably my favourite part of the film. Fine performances also from Troels Lyby as Thomas make this amusing 90 minute film worth a watch. Fans of The Killing - Series 1 [DVD]  and Borgen will be impressed at just how versatile their main stars can be. This film is also a chance to see them in their younger days. It may seem that Denmark has a small pool of actors, but the country has a small population too. It's a credit to see the actors in films in different roles proving just how good at their fine craft of acting they really are. 10/10 The film is entirely in Danish with English subtitles. Now let's look for another Danish film...
You may like to take a look at these three comedies featuring Sidse - Take the Trash ( Blå mænd ) featuring Troes Lyby (Let's Get Lost), Søren Malling (Meyer - The Killing / Torben Friis - Borgen) and Danish film actor Thure Lindhardt. Therapy ( Parterapi ) features Sidse with the another Danish film actor Nikolaj Lie Kaas (soon to be seen in The Killing 3) and Søren Pilmark who stars in the moving film Aftermath and Chop Chop [DVD].These three films easily confirm Sidse's comedy abilities. To see another comedy with Bjarne and Nicolaj, watch Lotto from 2005 in which they star as workmates in very similar clothing to what they would usually be seen wearing two years later in The Killing.
If you can play DVDs from USA (Region 1) with no problem, have a look at Proof [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] from 2004. Proof is an Irish thriller starring Sidse as an Albanian woman who has been living in Copenhagen after defecting but has now turned up in Dublin searching for her sister believed dead. Proof is excellent and is well worth a watch. The set has four 50 minute episodes with Sidse speaking in English throughout.
Not a lot to get excited about here. Although it's not a bad effort, the fact that the film is all about the rather aimless existence during a few days in the lives of a group of Danish layabouts, can't add up to much. It's all very natural in it's execution, and comes as no surprise that some (or much) of the dialogue was improvised. The aim of the film consists of being able to get into a Denmark vs Greece football match, with the rest of it devoted to a few "real life" episodes that fail to provide much momentum. Fortunately, the appearance of the incomparable Sidse Babett Knudsen provides the necessary yeast to the mix, and thereby manages to lift the film out of its threatening monotony. Without her, I think the whole thing would have sunk below the water line. If you should not happen to be a fan of hers, then even the perfectly respectable accompanying cast would not suffice to merit your attention. Fortunately I am!