Love Is All You Need

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For the short directed by Kim Rocco Shields, see Love Is All You Need?.
For the film directed by Kim Rocco Shields, see Love Is All You Need? (2015 film).
Love Is All You Need
Love is all you need poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Susanne Bier
Produced by Sisse Graum Jørgensen
Vibeke Windeløv
Screenplay by Anders Thomas Jensen
Story by Susanne Bier
Anders Thomas Jensen
Starring Pierce Brosnan
Trine Dyrholm
Kim Bodnia
Music by Johan Söderqvist
Cinematography Morten Søborg
Edited by Pernille Bech Christensen
Morten Egholm
Distributed by Sony Pictures Classics (US)
Release dates
  • 2 September 2012 (2012-09-02) (Venice)
  • 6 September 2012 (2012-09-06) (Denmark)
  • 3 May 2013 (2013-05-03) (US)
Running time
116 minutes[1]
Country Denmark
Language Danish
Budget 5.5 million
($7.1 million)
Box office $10,016,934[2]

Love Is All You Need (Danish: Den skaldede frisør, Lit.: The Bald Hairdresser) is a 2012 Danish romantic comedy film directed by Susanne Bier and starring Pierce Brosnan and Trine Dyrholm.


Hairdresser Ida, who has recently ended a successful breast cancer treatment, returns home to find her husband Leif cheating on her. At the same time, her daughter is getting married in an Italian villa with a lemon orchard in a few days, and on the way there she runs into Philip, the groom's father. At the wedding, which is eventually called off when the putative bride and groom find that they are not, after all, right for one another, Ida and Philip develop an attraction. On their return to Denmark, Philip decides to reduce his workload and move permanently to Italy. He finds Ida at the hairdressing salon where she works, only to be rebuffed as she has returned to Leif. But Ida then has second thoughts and goes to Italy to be with Philip.



The southern Italian scenes were shot in Sorrento and on the Amalfi Coast.[3][4]


The film's soundtrack features multiple versions of the song "That's Amore".[5]

Awards and accolades[edit]

In 2013, Love Is All You Need was selected as best comedy film at the 26th European Film Awards.[6]


  1. ^ "DEN SKALDEDE FRISØR – LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED (15)". British Board of Film Classification. 18 February 2013. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Love Is All You Need at Box Office Mojo Retrieved 21 May 2013
  3. ^ "Love Is All You Need press kit" (PDF) (Press release). Sony Pictures Classics. p. 4. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  4. ^ WENN (23 May 2013). "Pierce Brosnan fell in love with Sorrento on film set". Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Love Is All You Need". The Chicago Reader. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Winners 2013". European Film Awards. European Film Academy. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 

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