An entertaining commercial feature arising from certain preoccupations within the women's movement, this represents a reasonably successful attempt to popularise aspects of feminist theory and film-making practice: respectively, the potential relationship between the movement and the older woman, and the realisation of an all-female production. The film traces the gradual coming-to-consciousness of a 50-year-old housewife, diagnosed as menopausal and prescribed tranquillisers and a little dog to look after. But the basis of its broad appeal is a long dream sequence which is a devastatingly accurate and hilarious depiction of role reversal. It's the seemingly simple strategy of this section which proves to be the film's real strength.
Cast and crew
Elisabeth Rygård, Mette Knudsen, Li Vilstrup
Mette Knudsen, Li Vilstrup, Elisabeth Rygård
Tove Maës Alf Lassen Berthe Quistgård Hans Kragh Jacobsen