Adam’s Apples

38. Adam’s Apples (2005) [Rated R for language and violence.]

summary from

A neo-nazi sentenced to community service at a church clashes with the blindly devotional priest.

directed by: Anders Thomas Jensen

starring: Ulrich Thomsen, Mads Mikkelsen

Non-Conservative Reviews

A Trailer

Abortion/Life Content:

Mads Mikkelsen: So you met a guy?

Paprika Steen: I was in Indonesia working for the Worldwide Fund for Nature. I made love to a man and got pregnant. I used to drink a lot before. Now I’m in AA and I’ve been sober for 341 days. Now they’re saying that the baby may be handicapped. I don’t know where the father is…

Mads: Just a second, Sarah. Why do I get three cookies and Sarah only two? Don’t you find that odd?

Ulrich Thomsen: There were five left.

Mads: Hers look bigger.

Ulrich: I don’t think so.

Mads: Have you measured the cookies? He never does that. Let’s stop this discussion. You would like to get rid of it?

Paprika: Yes… No! There’s a 60% chance that the baby is handicapped. I have to decide wihtin a week before it’s too late. I can’t handle a handicapped child. 60% is a lot, right?

Mads: It’s just statistics. Let me tell you something. When we were expecting our son we were told that he could be disabled. We could have been intimidated by statistics and reason, but we chose to look at the bright side. And now, when I see him run around in the garden or doing his homework, we’re happy that we chose to have him. You won’t find anyone to say otherwise. The Devil is testing us all the time. We have to make the right choices. If we all listened to reason, the world would be a gloomy place to live. You need to follow your heart and have the baby.

Ulrich Thomsen: So Ivan knows what he’s doing?

Nicolas Bro: Yes. Ivan just wants him to be calm. Ivan is not exactly normal. The anniversary of his wife’s death is coming up.

Ulrich: He had a wife?

Nicolas: Yes, Linda. She swallowed some pills and killed herself because they got a handicapped son. He got cerebral palsy. He can’t move at all. She couldn’t take that.

Mads Mikkelsen: What’s the name of the child?

Paprika Steen: Ivan Lambert Andersen.

Mads: Ivan Lambert Andersen… I baptize you in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Amen.

Paprika: Thank you.

Mads: You’re welcome.

Nicolas Bro: We’re going to Indonesia.

Mads: Interesting. Because of the tigers?

Nicolas: No, I plan to play tennis again. They have the best courts. It’s because of junior. With his Down’s syndrome he’ll just look like the others.


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