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Release Date:
12 March 1999 (Denmark) See more »
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Plot:
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 »
Awards:
10 wins & 14 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Dogme 95 films are at their best in the story. 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
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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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
Runtime:
98 min
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1.66 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
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 neighbor'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 »
Quotes:
Liva Psilander:Livet er en lang lort, som man skal tage en kæmpe bid af hver dag!See more »
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Soundtrack:
Nocturne No 9 Opus 2See more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Dogme 95 films are at their best in the story., 17 April 2004
Author: starlite41981 from Yonkers, NY

Mifune starts off a little slow and at first you are really not sure where it is going. Thankfully this does not last for long. The characters have many dimenions and the viewer quickly cares and grows more curiousity towards the characters. Yes, many of the Dogme 95 guildlines are in this film however (must like Festen... another fabulous film) it is the story that makes this such a great film.

All characters in this film are completly different from eachother. The dialouge itself is not what makes this film great, it's the story of all these people combined.

Dogme films often show things that an American audience may have a hard time dealing with. If seeing something and learning from something that Americans can hide from is something that holds an interest than I highly recommend this film.

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