You Disappear

Synopsis: A teachers' world is turned upside down when her husband, a successful headmaster, is caught embezzling from their own school. Did he do this of his own free will - or has his personality been altered by the tumor lurking in his brain? As the teacher is assisting an attorney in providing a legal defense, recent neuroscience forces her to rethink who her husband really is.
Genre: Drama
117 min


Could you go a bit faster?

Faster? You want me to speed up?


Frederik, slow down.

It's not funny any more.

Relax, Mom, it's fine.

No. It's not!

He can't go so fast on this road...


Slow down. I don't like it.

Shit! Frederik, stop the car now!

Dad. Stop! Stop!

What the hell got into you?

Driving like a maniac!

You're always on my back! Always!

I drive too fast, I'm too happy

at the wrong moments, I sleep too much!

What are we supposed to do now?

Maybe we can call someone.

Let's see.

We'll be okay.




People ask me how well

I know my husband.

But what makes us who we are?

Are we shaped by the judgmental

eyes of others?

Or are only we responsible for the

person we become?

Are we just a patchwork of misconstrued

experiences and washed-out memories?

Don't we have free will?

Is our destiny in our DNA?

In the chemistry of our brain?

In the Saws of nature?

Does the state of our brain determine

who we are at any given time?

And only that?

Then how come we have such a

strong sense of who we are?

That our experiences and

memories are true?

Good morning.

Good morning.

Please be seated.

The case before us today is that of the

prosecution versus Frederik Halling.

Is that you?

Yes... Yes.

Well, that's not the way to do it!

You seem to have forgotten

how to sing along.

Fortunately the fall break is over.

There's no need to be upset about that.

At all.

On the contrary,

it's a privilege,

to reap the fruits of the

tree of knowledge.

We've been banished from Paradise

anyway, so why not fill up our minds?

At our school, you can learn

how to sit on a chair.

Carl, come on. Get those dog turds down!

Frederik Halling is charged with

gross embezzlement

according to section 278-1, 3

of the criminal code,

with a claim for incarceration.

As principal of Saxtorph Private School

he has procured an unlawful economic gain

and used funds entrusted to him to the

amount of no less than 12 million kroner

The money was spent on

non-school related activities,

inflicting a loss on the school

and procuring a gain for himself.




I'm Dr. Gonzalez. Hi.



Frederik has been scanned.

I'm very sorry.

A fractured skull?

Yes, he has a tumor

in his brain. I'm sorry.

Will it paralyze him, the fracture?

The fracture?

Will he be able to speak?

There is no fracture.

But you just said that there

was a fracture.

He has a tumor in his brain.

It has caused an epileptic fit

that made him fall.

Luckily he has no serious trauma

to the head... Okay?

But you just said

there was a fracture.

I heard you. When I asked you,

you said yes.

He has a tumor in his brain?

Yes, that is correct.

We have transferred him to

the Neurological Ward.

Experts are looking at him now.

I'm sorry.

Thank you.

You're welcome.

"'Do you love me?'

I whisper.

Because I want reassurance every day.

'I love you more than ever.'

She says gently every day.

'But you don't see me.'

I say as loud as my voice can carry.

'Yes, ' she says.

'No, not properly, ' I say.

'You don't understand.

What you see isn't me at all.'

'Oh yes, ' she cries.

'It is you. It is you.'

'Then let it be me, ' I say.

Every day."

Matilde, sit down.

Is that Frederik they're taking away?

Why are they taking him away?

What do they want with him?

My client admits that he is to blame for

the loss of said amount.

However, it was not his intention to

break the law and so he pleads not guilty.

My client was of unsound mind

at the time of the crime.

He had a condition comparable

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Peter Schønau Fog

Peter Schønau Fog (born 20 April 1971) is a Danish film director. Fog's debut feature film, Kunsten at græde i kor (English: The Art of Crying), based on Erling Jepsen's novel of the same name, premiered 27 April 2007 and received critical acclaim. For the film, he received the Nordic Council Film Prize for Best Film of 2007 as well as the 2007 Robert Award for Best Danish Film and 2008 Bodil Award for Best Danish Film. Fog studied at the University of Copenhagen and the Prague Film School before graduating in 1999 from the National Film School of Denmark. His graduation project, the short film Lille Mænsk (English: Little Man) was shortlisted for Best Foreign Film at the Student Academy Awards. In 2010, Fog accepted a four-year contract as consultant and project director at the Danish Film Institute which prevented him from pursuing personal film projects. It was announced in September 2015 that Fog had written a screenplay based on Christian Jungersen's bestselling novel Du forsvinder (You Disappear) and he would direct the film to be released in February 2017. more…

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