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Christoffer Boe 2021 1h 44m


Maggie and Carsten love each other, they have two wonderful children, and they run their gourmet restaurant, malus. They want it all and they have it all almost they are missing the coveted Michelin star. A dream on which they have gambled everything to win. One day Carsten receives a letter saying that his wife loves somebody else. but who sent the letter and why? In their continuous passion and pursuit of the ultimate recognition, they forget that there is no such thing as a free lunch.

Director’s bio

Born 775 1974. Graduated in direction from the National Film School of Denmark in 2001. Boe’s first feature film, ‘Reconstruction’ (2003), won the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Festival 2003. He has also directed the feature films ‘Allegro’ (2005), ‘Offscreen’ (2006), ‘Everything Will Be Fine’ (2010), ‘Beast’ (2011) and the biopic ‘Sex, Drugs and Taxation’ (2013). Boe helmed the fourth film in Jussi Adler-Olsen’s Department Q-series, ‘The Purity of Vengeance’ (2018). He wrote, with Simon Pasternak and based on an idea by Boe, the TV crime series ‘Warrior’ (2018). Boe directed all six episodes. In 2017, Boe directed ‘The Journey,’ a film made for a cinematic exhibition at the Moesgaard Museum in Aarhus.

Original title

Smagen af sult


Christoffer Boe



Production company

Zentropa Productions2

Director of Photography

Manuel Alberto Claro



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