Shake It All About (film)

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Shake It All About
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Directed by Hella Joof
Written byHella Joof
Klaus Bondam
Produced by Thomas Gammeltoft
Frank Hübner
Starring Mads Mikkelsen
Troels Lyby
Charlotte Munck
Cinematography Eric Kress
Release date
  • 16 November 2001 (2001-11-16)
Running time
98 minutes

Shake It All About (Danish: En kort en lang, literally "A Short [One], a Long [One]") is a 2001 Danish comedy-drama directed by Hella Joof. It was entered into the 24th Moscow International Film Festival. [1]



The film is about gay couple Jørgen and Jacob, who live in a happy partnership. Jacob asks Jørgen to marry him, and he happily accepts. However, Jacob falls in love with the woman Caroline, who happens to be married to Tom, Jørgens brother. Jacob is torn because he wants both Jørgen and Caroline. Jacob gets Caroline pregnant and wants to do the right thing by marrying her. Jacob can stay secret for only so long.



The film has been noted for its narrative exploration of sexual fluidity. [2]

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  1. "24th Moscow International Film Festival (2002)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 2013-03-28. Retrieved 2013-03-31.
  2. Shriver-Rice, Meryl (2015). Inclusion in New Danish Cinema: Sexuality and Transnational Belonging. Bristol, UK: Intellect. p. 133. ISBN   9781783201938.