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The Danish Poet
Directed by Torill Kove - 2006.
Winner of the 2007 Oscar® for Best Short Animation.
Can we trace the chain of events that leads to our own birth? Is our
existence just coincidence? Do little things matter? The narrator
(Liv Ullmann) of The Danish Poet considers these questions as we follow
Kasper, a poet whose creative well has run dry, on a holiday to Norway to
meet the famous writer, Sigrid Undset. As Kasper's quest for inspiration
unfolds, it appears that a spell of bad weather, an angry dog, slippery barn
planks, a careless postman, hungry goats and other seemingly unrelated
factors might play important roles in the big scheme of things after all.