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|Kira's Reason: A Love Story|
|Directed by||Ole Christian Madsen|
|Edited by||Søren B. Ebbe|
|Distributed by||Nimbus Film|
|26 October 2001|
Kira's Reason: A Love Story (Danish : En Kærlighedshistorie) is a 2001 Danish drama directed by Ole Christian Madsen and written by Madsen and Mogens Rukov. The film stars Stine Stengade in a character study of a young mother who, released after two years in a psychiatric ward, struggles to hold her marriage, family and life intact. Filmed using the minimalist techniques of the Dogme 95 movement, Kira's Reason is also known as Dogme No. 21. Kira's Reason won both the Bodil and Robert Awards as the Best Danish Film of 2001. For her leading performance, Stengade received the Bodil and Robert awards for Best Actress.
|Sven Wollter||Kira's Father|
|Peaches Latrice Petersen||Kay|
|Thomas W. Gabrielsson||Gustav|
|Ronnie Lorenzen||Mikkel (as Ronnie Hiort Lorenzen)|
|Oliver Appelt Nielsen||Julius|
|Klaus Pagh||Mads' Boss|
|Claus Strandberg||1st Supplier|
|Henrik Birch||2nd Supplier|
|Michael Hasselflug||3rd Supplier|
|Helle Merete Sørensen||Wife of 1st Supplier|
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