Truly Human (2001)
"Et rigtigt menneske" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  27 April 2001 (Denmark)
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A modern fable about an invisible man who gets the chance to become a real human being. He has to learn to be brave, honest and conscientious. 'P' is a fantasy figure, living behind the ... See full summary »




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Olsen ...
Charlotte (as Susan A Olsen)
Troels II Munk ...
Line Kruse ...
Søren Hauch-Fausbøll ...
Clara Nepper Winther ...
Oliver Zahle ...
Charlotte Munksgaard ...
Molly (as Chalotte Munksgaard)
Klaus Bondam ...
Peter Belli ...
Hans Henrik Voetmann ...
Kunde i Skobutik
Jesper Asholt ...
Henning Palner ...
Anne O. Pagh ...
Anna, Sekretær (as Anne Oppenhagen Pagh)


A modern fable about an invisible man who gets the chance to become a real human being. He has to learn to be brave, honest and conscientious. 'P' is a fantasy figure, living behind the wallpaper in seven year-old Lisa's bedroom. Due to the destruction of the building in which Lisa lives, P leaves Lisa and her fantasy world. He ends up at a refugee center, where he learns Danish and becomes an integrated member of society. An apartment is assigned to P and he gets a job in a shoe store. P's naiveté and good will makes him an easy prey. Without being guilty, he becomes under suspicion of being a wanted child molester. This is the story of P's dramatic journey through the Fall of Man in an attempt to become a good citizen. Written by Anonymous

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Dogme # 18 - Et rigtigt menneske  »

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Dogme does it again
6 April 2001 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

"Et rigtigt menneske" means "a real human-being". This movie is about ordinary people, their life, happiness and misery.

It's about a couple (Peter Mygind and Susan Olsen) who's much to occupied by their work to take care of their little daughter, Sara. Sara, however, has a invisible friend, P. Under mystical circumstances, P comes to life as a "real human being", but has no idea how it is living in the year 2001.

There's a lot of laughs throughout the movie, but beside that it's also a story about a man who just wants to live as a normal person.

Since the movie is under the dogme-rules (hand-held camera, no sound-post-production etc.), it has nothing but what every movie really should have: a great story and some brilliant acting.

The characters are all absolutely perfect, the dialog is amazing and the story are really something.

One of the best pictures this year. Go see it; you wont regret it.


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