Spring 2012 Foreign Film Series: “Terribly Happy”

Posted on 4/26/2012 4:16:12 PM
Terribly Happy

Terribly Happy, part of the International Foreign Film Series sponsored by the Office of International Education, will be shown on Sunday, April 29, 2012, in McVitty Auditorium, Sprowls Hall, at 5:30 and 8:00 p.m.

Both showings are free. Terribly Happy will be in its original language, with English subtitles. Musicians will perform before the film.

  • Date: Sunday, April 29
  • Country: Denmark
  • Language: Danish


Temporarily reassigned to the provincial Danish town of Skarrild after being accused of professional misconduct in Copenhagen, a by-the-books policeman begins to sense that the hamlet has something truly sinister in its midst in this dark drama based on author Erling Jepsen’s novel of the same name. Constable Robert isn’t used to life in the country, so when he’s first confronted by the small-town customs of South Jutland he begins to feel as if he’s drifted into some kind of all-too-quaint alternate reality. But perhaps his suspicion that everything here is just a little too perfect isn’t just the result of simple culture shock, because the more Constable Robert gets to know about his new surroundings, the more convinced he becomes that the community of South Jutland harbors a disturbing secret. —Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Musical Guest

John E. Grant, banjo and vocals

For more than fifteen years, the Office of International Education has organized and sponsored the Foreign Film and Music Series during the Spring semester. The festival shows six recent foreign films in their original language with English subtitles. Most evenings, local musicians perform before the film. All showings are free.

This year, films will be shown in McVitty Auditorium, Sprowls Hall. Shows begin at 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m