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When Animals Dream

Marie is a beautiful and lonely 16-year-old who lives in an isolated village on a small island of the west coast of Denmark. Marie's mother is seriously ill, suffering from an unknown disease - on medication, mentally absent and tied to a wheelchair. Marie's father, Thor, runs the small grocery store and tries to make life as normal as possible for the small family. On the surface, everything seems fine - and yet, Marie can't help feeling that Thor is hiding something about her mother's illness.

First feature by Jonas Alexander Arnby. When Animals Dream is produced by Alphaville Pictures Copenhagen – the company of Christoffer Boe.

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ORIGINAL TITLE - Når dyrene drømmer
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STATUS - Released
RUNNING TIME - 84 min.
DIRECTOR - Jonas Alexander Arnby
SCREENPLAY - Rasmus Birch
APPEARANCES - Error parsing: Query returned empty response
PRODUCER - Ditte Milsted, Caroline Schlüter Bingestam
PRODUCTION - Alphaville Pictures Copenhagen
INTERNATIONAL SALES - Gaumont / 30 Av. de Charles-de-Gaulle / 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine / France