What happens when fate suddenly snaps its fingers and turns life upside down down at a stroke? This is the central question Danish director Susanne Bier poses and attempts to answer in her new feature OPEN HEARTS made according to the Dogme rules. A young couple is looking forward to their wedding when an accident befalls them. You think your biggest problem today is going to get the shopping done and suddenly your fiancé gets run over. It's like a blade into your life, for better and for worse. The "worse" is the event as it takes place; the "better" is what happens afterwards...
OPEN HEARTS is a film about the promises we cannot keep and the life we cannot plan. It is a film about life, true love and the responsibility for the people we love.
Susanne Bier (1960, Danmark). Graduate of the National Film School of Denmark, 1987. Received the Munich Film Festival First Prize and an Academy Award for her graduation film. Her Swedish feature film debut FREUD LEAVING HOME (1990) was followed by the dramas FAMILY MATTERS (1993), and LIKE IT NEVER WAS BEFORE (1995), which won the Critics' Award in Montreal. The thriller CREDO (1997) was followed by the romantic comedies THE ONE AND ONLY (1999), top of the box-office chart, and ONCE IN A LIFETIME (2000). Susanne Bier is recipient of the Carl Th. Dreyer Award and a score of international plaudits. OPEN HEARTS is her seventh feature film.