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Mifune (1999)
"Mifunes sidste sang" (original title)

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Kresten has moved from his parents farm on a small Danish island to Copenhagen in order to pursue his working career. When his father dies he has to move back to the farm, where nothing ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Liva Psilander
Anders W. Berthelsen ...
Kresten
Jesper Asholt ...
Rud
Emil Tarding ...
Bjarke Psilander
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Gerner
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Claire
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Pernille
Mette Bratlann ...
Nina
Susanne Storm ...
Hanne
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Lykke
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Bibbi
Søren Fauli ...
Stemmen (voice)
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Palle Alfons
Kjeld Nørgaard ...
Claires far (as Keld Nørgaard)
Kirsten Vaupel ...
Claires mor
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Storyline

Kresten has moved from his parents farm on a small Danish island to Copenhagen in order to pursue his working career. When his father dies he has to move back to the farm, where nothing much has happened since he left. He places an add in the local newspaper to get help running the farm and taking care of his mentally disabled brother. The whore Liva, who is running away from annoying telephone calls, answers it. But running away from your past isn't easy. Written by Allan Simonsen

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Rated R for strong sexuality and language, and for some violence | See all certifications »
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12 March 1999 (Denmark)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$27,530 (USA) (25 February 2000)

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$585,016 (USA) (9 June 2000)
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After the movie's completion, director Søren Kragh-Jacobsen made the following statement: "As one of the DOGME 95 brethren and co-signatory of the Vow of Chastity I feel moved to confess to the following transgressions of the aforesaid Vow during the production of 'Dogme 3 - Mifune'. Please note that the film has been approved as a Dogme work, as only one genuine breach of the rules has actually taken place. The rest may be regarded as moral breaches. - I confess to having made one take with a black drape covering a window. This is not only the addition of a property, but must also be regarded as a kind of lighting arrangement. - I confess to moving furniture and fittings around the house. - I confess to having taken with me a number of albums of my favorite comic book series as a youth, Linda & Valentin (Valérian and Laureline). - I confess to helping to chase the neighbour's free-range hens across our location and including them in the film. - I confess that I brought a photographic image from an old lady from the area and hung it in a prominent position in one scene: not as part of the plot, but more as a selfish, spontaneous, pleasurable whim. - I confess to borrowing a hydraulic platform from a painter, which we used for the only two bird's-eye overview shots in the film. - I do solemnly declare that in my presence the remainder of 'Dogme 3 - Mifune' was produced in accordance with the vow of chastity. - I also point out that the film has been approved by DOGME 95 as a Dogme film, as in real terms no more than a single breach of the rules has been committed. The rest may be regarded as moral transgressions." See more »

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Liva Psilander: Livet er en lang lort, som man skal tage en kæmpe bid af hver dag!
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23 July 2006 | by (Victoria, BC. Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie is in a class by itself. It is it by turns funny and frighteningly violent.

It reminded me a bit of Gilbert Grape, since it is a about a man who lovingly cares for his retarded younger brother. The retarded brother Rud looks a bit like a troll. He is repulsive at first and gradually he grows on you as you realise he is not dangerous.

The pace in very slow, like a Sunday afternoon picnic in the Danish countryside.

Counterposed to this is the frantic life of a prostitute trying to get away from her perverted and violent clients, and the way the hookers band together for mutual protection.

One of the charming themes is the way Rud wins over the obnoxious younger brother of the prostitute, and in a way tames him.

The title Mifune comes from a game the brothers play, with the older one pretending to be a terrifying samurai who lives in the basement.

The pace can be maddenly slow, somewhat like the Unbearable Lightness of Being, with nothing much happening, just like real life, then POUNCE some momentous event lands out of the blue.


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