Kira's Reason: A Love Story

Kira's reason - a love story

Front cover of the DVD
Directed by Ole Christian Madsen
Produced by Bo Ehrhardt
Morten Kaufmann
Written by Ole Christian Madsen
Mogens Rukov
Starring Stine Stengade
Lars Mikkelsen
Camilla Bendix
Music by Øyvind Ougard
Cesar Berti
Cinematography Jørgen Johanssen
Edited by Søren B. Ebbe
Distributed by Nimbus Film
Release dates
26 October 2001
Running time
93 min.
Country Denmark
Language Danish

Kira's Reason - A Love Story (Danish: En Kærlighedshistorie) is a 2001 Danish drama directed by Ole Christian Madsen and written by Madsen and Mogens Rukov. The film stars Stine Stengade in a character study of a young mother who, released after two years a psychiatric ward, struggles to hold her marriage, family and life intact. Filmed using the minimalist techniques of the Dogme 95 movement, Kira's Reason is also known as Dogme #21. Kira's Reason won both the Bodil and Robert Awards as the Best Danish Film of 2001. For her leading performance, Stengade received the Bodil and Robert awards for Best Actress.


Actor Role
Stine Stengade Kira
Lars Mikkelsen Mads
Sven Wollter Kira's Father
Peaches Latrice Petersen Kay
Camilla Bendix Charlotte
Lotte Bergstrøm Michelle
Thomas W. Gabrielsson Gustav
Ronnie Lorenzen Mikkel (as Ronnie Hiort Lorenzen)
Oliver Appelt Nielsen Julius
Klaus Pagh Mads' Boss
Claus Strandberg 1st Supplier
Henrik Birch 2nd Supplier
Michael Hasselflug 3rd Supplier
Helle Merete Sørensen Wife of 1st Supplier
Nicolas Bro John
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