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12 March 1999 (Denmark) See more »
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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  (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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elith Nulle Nykjær ... Clarinet player (uncredited)

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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Also Known As:
"Mifunes sidste sang" - Denmark (original title)
"Mifune's Last Song" - International (English title) (literal English title)
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Rated R for strong sexuality and language, and for some violence
98 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

This is the third film to be made according to the Dogme 95 rules.See more »
Liva Psilander:Livet er en lang lort, som man skal tage en kæmpe bid af hver dag!See more »
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9 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
still wonderful in 2005, 17 September 2005
Author: Camelia Finley ( from United States

Mifune is in my top five movies. I have probably watched this movie over three hundred times, and every time I am delighted by a small detail: the camera angle, the dialog, the consistency, the absolutely beautiful setting. The script/story is full of a vibrancy and living in a such a simple and classy way that you can't help but smile and believe in the immortality of these characters throughout human time, to be played out over and over again. And thus revealing the truth of the matter of love. Iben Hjejle, who plays Liva, is gorgeous and natural, an amazing amazing actress. She shines like the sun because she is allowed to. You can see she was allowed to "play" this character as she felt, and with heart. Anders Berthelsen, who plays Kresten, really absorbs the character, becoming this man who has survived the farm and made it to the top of monetary success, but finds love in the land and in Liva, as well as his brother Rud. Rud, played by Jesper Asholt, has to be the secret genius of this film. Every moment of every shot he is the gentle loving giant child. One actor who is going to be a huge success is Emil Tarding, who plays Liva's little brother Bjarke. What a smart clever funny young man. They all shine because of the writing, first and foremost, and because of the Dogma rules, second. Dogma is a revolution, pure, true, allowing movement and flow, like a mountain river in comparison to a polluted ditch, making it hard to watch our American 100 million dollar movies with any respect. Mifune is personal. It is obvious there was a small crew. One gaffer for example, so that it's as if you are there, the only one, inside the story, watching like a fly on the wall, enjoying the struggle through the confusion of life, as everyone. A massive crew of hundreds disturbs the acting, disturbs the vibe, becomes the movie, rather then the film being the focus. Somehow these larger and larger films just become money vampires for people to fill their bank accounts, rather then go to make something beautiful, as this. Anyway, one can see in watching this film how a movie should really "feel." You can understand that the actors felt comfortable and the whole thing came very naturally for them, rather then forced. One can immediately understand that the director Soren K. Jacobson was excited and felt the artist, allowing himself the opportunity to touch base with why we make films in the first place, art. When I get sick of Hollywood films (every other day) I watch Mifune and feel refreshed and I believe in the poetry of film once again. I can believe that a simple story is capable of being entertainment and moving, rather then great big complicated stories that consume the characters, and miss the mark.

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