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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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Susan Olsen ...
Charlotte (as Susan A Olsen)
Troels II Munk ...
Stromboli
Line Kruse ...
Tanja
Søren Hauch-Fausbøll ...
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Clara Nepper Winther ...
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Charlotte Munksgaard ...
Molly (as Chalotte Munksgaard)
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Ulrik
Peter Belli ...
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Kunde i Skobutik
Jesper Asholt ...
Tern
Henning Palner ...
Forsberg
Anne O. Pagh ...
Anna, Sekretær (as Anne Oppenhagen Pagh)
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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 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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What Prevents Us from Being Real Human Beings
24 February 2005 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Walter and Charlotte live with their 7 years old daughter Lisa in a Danish town. There is nothing unique about them. They are two small time Yupies in their 30's, leading lives which resemble the lives of many people of their social class, and probably the lives of many of the spectators. Both of them are hard working people, they have a few good, loyal friends, they own a small apartment and they are not happy. At the same time Lisa, their daughter, imagines to have an older brother, living behind the wall paper. The question raised at this point by director Ake Sandgren is, what would happen if this imaginary figure, made up by the innocent fantasy of a child, would become a real human being. When this happens one day, the imaginary brother begins a long and painful learning process. He will find out, that the gap between the expectations of a child (the one that made him up, in this case) and the realities of the adults is huge. He'll find out that the values preached by adults are there to mislead him and cover up their own true intentions. And he will have to find out, that people don't refer to what he really is, but rather use him for their purposes and perceive him as what they want him to be. With an excellent script that reminds of Lars von Trier (whose production company, Zentropa, produced the movie) and a great piece of acting by Nicolaj Lie Kaas (the imaginary figure), Peter Mygind (Walter) and Susan Olsen (Charlotte), Ake Sandgren challenges the spectator with the question, weather or not it is possible to live in modern society and remain a human being. A masterpiece of film art, which pulls the best out of the Dogme 95 principles.


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