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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:
A fine movie, whatever the Dogma 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)
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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
Runtime:
98 min
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1.66 : 1 See more »
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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 »
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Soundtrack:
Nocturne No 9 Opus 2See more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A fine movie, whatever the Dogma, 25 March 2000
Author: Steve Schonberger from near Seattle, WA, USA

I didn't know much about this movie going in, but I got a very nice surprise. The Kresten plot -- a yuppie summoned home to deal with his redneck past by the death of his father -- could have been a dull family drama, but this movie was much better than that. It turns out that he has a number of things about his past that he's kept secret from the people in his city life -- his retarded brother, the badly run-down farm he grew up on, and more. Some of his story is serious, and much is played for humor, with good taste separating the drama and humor.

The Liva plot -- a woman escaping prostitution into an honest common job -- was completely opposite the Hollywood presentation of prostitution. (Hollywood either glamorizes it, uses it as an opportunity to add gratuitous sex before switching to the gratuitous violence.) Liva's prostitution pays fairly well, but it's clearly miserable, degrading, full of fear, and sometimes danger. The movie shows why she wants out with understated drama -- instead of rubbing her misery in our faces, it shows us hints of it, but leaves room for us to imagine just how bad it is for her.

When Liva escapes prostitution with a job as Kresten's housekeeper, the her part in the movie switches from drama to comedy, in the form of funny situations and events that feel natural, rather than contrived gag situations.

The acting was very good, particular Iben Hjejle's portrayal of Liva. Anders W. Berthelsen played Kresten well, and Emil Tarding's smaller role as Liva's young brother Bjarke was also very good.

I had never heard of the Dogme film series until after seeing this movie. The only one Dogme rule that really matters to the movie was that the plot must stick to real life and avoid superficial violence. That demanded a plot where the characters and story matter, and Søren Kragh-Jacobsen delivered. The simple camera work, natural lighting, minimal set dressing, etc., didn't improve the movie. But neither did the simple movie-making detract from the quality -- they deserve praise for doing so well within their rules of simplicity. One additional benefit of the movie-making simplicity rules was that it kept the budget low, so that more good movies like this could be made.

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