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Old People

Denmark, 1961 (MIFF 1962)

Director: Henning Carlsen

Is life over when old age begins? Denmark has nearly 400,000 pensioners who have lived through the difficult days after having retired. Interviews elucidate the problems which are believed to crop up when old age begins, and the difficulties which age entails. A Festival film from Edinburgh, Cork and Florence.

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HUNGER

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