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Release Date:
12 March 1999 (Denmark) See more »
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
10 wins & 14 nominations See more »
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Only for the real fans of European cinema See more (58 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Iben Hjejle ... Liva Psilander
Anders W. Berthelsen ... Kresten
Jesper Asholt ... Rud
Emil Tarding ... Bjarke Psilander

Anders Hove ... Gerner

Sofie Gråbøl ... Claire

Paprika Steen ... Pernille
Mette Bratlann ... Nina
Susanne Storm ... Hanne

Ellen Hillingsø ... Lykke

Sidse Babett Knudsen ... Bibbi
Søren Fauli ... Stemmen (voice)

Søren Malling ... Palle Alfons
Kjeld Nørgaard ... Claires far (as Keld Nørgaard)
Kirsten Vaupel ... Claires mor
Torben Jensen ... Ældre kunde
Klaus Bondam ... Præst
Lene Laub Oksen ... Luder #1
Line Kruse ... Luder #2
Sofie Stougaard ... Bagerdame
Rasmus Haxen ... Gerners ven
Ole Møllegaard ... Gerners ven
Esben Pedersen ... Den døde far
Christian Sievert ... Herning
Arthur Jensen ... Ruds ven
Albert Pedersen ... Ruds ven
Morten Flyverbom ... Ruds ven

Christian Grønvall ... Bartender
Jens Basse Dam ... Forretningstype
Peter Rygaard ... Forretningstype
Dan Paustian ... Forretningstype
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Elith Nulle Nykjær ... Clarinet player (uncredited)
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Directed by
Søren Kragh-Jacobsen (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Anders Thomas Jensen  writer
Søren Kragh-Jacobsen  writer

Produced by
Birgitte Hald .... producer
Morten Kaufmann .... producer
 
Original Music by
Thor Backhausen 
Karl Bille 
Christian Sievert 
 
Cinematography by
Anthony Dod Mantle 
 
Film Editing by
Valdís Óskarsdóttir 
 
Casting by
Stine Bruel 
 
Production Management
Signe Leick Jensen .... production manager (as Signe Jensen)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christian Grønvall .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Kristian Eidnes Andersen .... sound: second unit
Morten Degnbol .... sound
Hans Møller .... sound
Mark Kenna .... consultant: Dolby film sound (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Philip Forbes .... camera operator
Torben Forsberg .... director of photography: second unit
Lars Høgsted .... still photographer
Erik Thal-Jantzen .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Vagn Rose .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Thor Backhausen .... musician: harmonica
Karl Bille .... musician: flute
Jens E. Christensen .... musician: organ
Jacob Moth .... musician: guitar
Edith Nielsen .... musician: organ
Christian Sievert .... musician: guitar
 
Other crew
Louise Friedberg .... script supervisor
Dorte Herning .... production assistant
Signe Leick Jensen .... production coordinator (as Signe Jensen)
Torben Stig Nielsen .... production staff
Lars Weirsøe .... production assistant (as Lars 'Snitt' Weirsøe)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Mifunes sidste sang" - Denmark (original title)
"Mifune's Last Song" - International (English title) (literal English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong sexuality and language, and for some violence
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98 min
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1.66 : 1 See more »
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This is the third film to be made according to the Dogme 95 rules.See more »
Quotes:
Liva Psilander:Livet er en lang lort, som man skal tage en kæmpe bid af hver dag!See more »
Soundtrack:
Nocturne No 9 Opus 2See more »

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12 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Only for the real fans of European cinema, 26 January 2005
Author: Philip Van der Veken from Tessenderlo, Belgium

I've always been a fan of European cinema, mostly because it has something more to offer than Hollywood's mass production. Don't think that I hate every movie that comes from Hollywood or that I love all European films. As well in Europe as in America, they have made some excellent movies as well as awful ones.

If it isn't a better story or more profound characters, than it is the style of filming that makes European cinema a little different from the American. And this movie has it all. The story is very good and original and the characters are very recognizable. I really got the feeling that I got to know them better, even though their lives are sometimes completely different from mine. But most important is the way everything is shot. For those who aren't familiar with the rules made up by Dogma yet, I'll give a small explanation: the director promises not to use extra light, special effects, extra sound effects... They want to make the story speak for itself and show everything in a natural and realistic way. To some this may seem like the most boring concept ever. I guess many people who like movies like The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Spiderman,... movies that are full of special effects, huge scenes and nice visual effects, may not be blown away by this movie. I know that many people may hate the concept, that many people don't want to see this kind of movies, but personally I find this a very welcome concept in a world where everybody seems to feel the need to copy what works, without being original.

Kresten has moved from a small Danish island, where his parents farm is, to Copenhagen in order to pursue an excellent career and unconcerned life. He marries his boss's daughter and is sure that he'll become the new boss as soon as his father-in-law decides to retire. But on his honeymoon he gets a phone call that his father died and that he'll have to return home. The only problem is that he has never told his wife that he had a father and a retarded brother, living together on the family farm. Once he arrives at the farm, he sees that much hasn't changed or been done since he left and he decides that they will need a housekeeper to clean up the mess. He sends an advertisement to a local newspaper and he immediately gets a reaction from Liva Psilander. Liva is a prostitute who wants to start a new life. She wants to escape from an anonymous psychopath who harasses her by phone and needs a lot of money to pay her brother Bjarke's school tuition. When Kresten's wife discovers the truth, or at least what she thinks the truth is, she breaks off the marriage and makes sure that Kresten will lose his job at her father's company and that he'll never get it back. Now Kresten will have to live together with his brother, with Livia and her little brother in the old farm on the island...

I can assure you that you'll have to get used to the way of filming at first. Perhaps you'll need two viewings to fully appreciate this movie, but once you can see past the style of filming, you'll see that this movie has a very beautiful and hearth warming subject. Personally I really liked it and that's why I give this movie at least an 8/10, even an 8.5/10.

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