Tænk på et tal (1969) AKA Think of a Number


The story opens just before Christmas, when solitary, apathetic bank clerk Flemming Borck uncovers a plot to rob his bank. (It’s a convoluted set-up, so we’ll just leave it at that.) After doing a little rookie recon, Borck identifies the would-be bank robber as a faux shopping-mall Santa Claus, and counter-plots to steal the money himself and let Santa take the blame. This works out about as badly as you might imagine, and our bumbling protagonist spirals further and further away from the carefree, laconic lifestyle he had hoped to ensure for himself.

Director: Palle Kjærulff-Schmidt. AKA Think of a Number
Stars: Henning Moritzen, Bibi Andersson, Peter Ronild, Kirsten Peüliche, Peter Steen, Benny Hansen, Paul Hüttel, Søren Elung Jensen, Poul Petersen, Jeanne Darville, Kirsten Søberg, Søren Weis, Flemming Dyjak, Gyda Hansen, Susanne Jagd.


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  1. Greig
    August 19, 2019

    Thank you so much for this, a film I’ve wanted to track down for many years. Amazing.

  2. UHF
    August 26, 2019

    Great film and for once, successfully remade as The Silent Partner a few years later.

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