Från regnormarnas liv/ From the Life of The Rain Snakes (1981)

tillfedrafranlivThe acknowledged actress, Johanne Luise Heiberg, is married to the much older theatre manager of The Danish Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, Johan Ludvig Heiberg. One night the couple is sitting in their bourgeois home, when the writer Hans Christian Andersen pays them a visit. Mrs. Heiberg and Mr. Andersen have both achieved international fame. However, they both carry a desperate story and hungry hearts for love, trying to forget their pasts by hiding behind their success and good taste. It’s like trying to clean a rain snake. As the evening progresses, their initial mutual dislike transforms into a love that turns the Enquist’s black comedy into a drama…

International Editions:

Poland – Dialog magazine 1983

Estonia – Periodika 1983

Hungary – Europa 1984

Germany – Suhrkamp 1985

Denmark – Samleren 1981

Spain – Los Libros del Inombrable 2005 (together with Tribadernas natt)