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Danish critics are ‘Happy’ with pic

Genz's dark comedy wins at Bodil

STOCKHOLM — Helmer Henrik Ruben Genz’s dark comedy “Terribly Happy” was the big winner at Denmark’s Bodil film awards handed out by the country’s critics in Copenhagen on Sunday night.

It nabbed best Danish film, actor (Jakob Cedergren), actress (Lene Maria Christensen) and male support (Kim Bodnia), while Jorgen Johansson won for cinematography for his work on “Terribly Happy” and “Flame and Citron.”

The win comes hard on the heels of pic’s success at the Denmark Film Academy’s Robert awards.

Sarah Boberg won best supporting actress for in “Two Worlds.”

In the remaining categories, “There Will Be Blood” nabbed U.S. film; best foreign (non-U.S.) film went to “Let the Right One In”; docu honor was taken by “Burma VJ” by Anders Ostergaard.

The honorary Bodil went to helmer Jorgen Leth, while a special Bodil was handed out to composer Kare Bjerko who wrote the score for “Terribly Happy” and “Little Soldier,” among other pics

“Terribly Happy” won the main award at the 2008 Karlovy Vary Film Festival.

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