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Mifune -- A businessman's perfect life is threatened by a secret past that includes old enemies, a retarded brother and a beautiful woman with secrets of her own. Brutally funny.
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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:
I Sweet but Flawed Little Movie 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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Nocturne No 9 Opus 2See more »

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
I Sweet but Flawed Little Movie, 13 April 2001
Author: jacksflicks from Hollywood

Despite the Dogme trappings, there is a story here. It is about lying and its consequences.

Kresten, a young go-go company man is marrying the boss's daughter, but hides, then fabricates his country past. He doesn't get away with it for long and ends up shamed and divorced. Likewise, a young prostitute, Liva, tries to flee her surroundings, but they follow her and in the end visit - literally - wrath on her new home.

The only spiritually pure character, content in his surroundings, too innocent of wit to lie, is Kresten's retarded brother Rud. It seems that everything he says, no matter how far-fetched, turns out to be true. He is also the teacher of kindness who, since he is inarticulate, can only teach by example.

Actually, I think the most unambiguously satisfying relationship here is between Rud and Liva's beastly little brother Bjarke. It is Bjarke who can't handle the truth about himself and his sister. Quickly, the stereotypes he has learned to brutalize in the social Darwinian hell of boarding school confront him with their humanity and teach him that life doesn't have to be the daily exercise in cynicism that he and his sister suppose.

There is atonement for all three, visited in different forms, but ultimately redeeming and providing a hopeful ending to the story.

Unfortunately, there are a few problems in Mifune which marred my viewing. A major one is the text, which is badly abused in translation to English. For some reason, the translator has seen fit to turn words which in Danish mean "damn" or "hell" into "f**k". Perhaps he or she thought it would give the dialog more impact. He or she was wrong.

Another problem is the unresolved and perhaps unnecessary character of the ugly and despicable Gerner, whose purpose I'm not exactly sure of, other than as a kind of agent of punishment - perhaps a devil - descending on the hapless Kresten. In any case, we need at least to know more about him, or perhaps even have him whacked or otherwise disposed of for dramatic purposes.

Anyway, as with most European movies, "Mifune" is more about character than story. I strongly recommend that you meet Kresten, Rud, Liva and Bjarke. I think you'll like them in the end.

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