6.8/10
838
7 user 8 critic

Et rigtigt menneske (2001)

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 »

Director:

(uncredited)

Writer:

Reviews
9 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Open Hearts (2002)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A Dogme film about an engaged couple that is torn apart after the man is paralyzed in an accident, and the woman falls in love with the husband of the woman who caused the accident.

Director: Susanne Bier
Stars: Sonja Richter, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Mads Mikkelsen
Romance | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Kresten has moved from his parents farm on a small Danish island to Copenhagen in order to pursue his working career. When his father dies he has to move back to the farm, where nothing ... See full summary »

Director: Søren Kragh-Jacobsen
Stars: Iben Hjejle, Anders W. Berthelsen, Jesper Asholt
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A group of school-mates form a resistance group in nazi-occupied Denmark.

Director: Søren Kragh-Jacobsen
Stars: Tomas Villum Jensen, Morten Buch Jørgensen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Several lonely hearts in a semi-provincial suburb of a town in Denmark use a beginner's course in Italian as the platform to meet the romance of their lives.

Director: Lone Scherfig
Stars: Anders W. Berthelsen, Ann Eleonora Jørgensen, Anette Støvelbæk
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Kira and Mads try to work out their marriage, after Kira has been two years in a mental institution, but is she really ready for the real world?

Director: Ole Christian Madsen
Stars: Stine Stengade, Lars Mikkelsen, Sven Wollter
Dirch (2011)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A biography of the Danish actor and comedian, Dirch Passer.

Director: Martin Zandvliet
Stars: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Lars Ranthe, Lars Brygmann
Solkongen (2005)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

While changing the pipes in the tanningbeds at Golden Sun, Tommy meets the owner. A middleaged former Miss Fyn called Susse. Slowly an unusual love affair begins. Tommy's two friends Ole & ... See full summary »

Director: Tomas Villum Jensen
Stars: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Birthe Neumann, Thomas Bo Larsen
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Tony (Ulrich Thomsen) is angry and wants his money back after watching world-famous director, Claus Volter's (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) new film. Tony just got out of prison for violent behavior.

Director: Tomas Villum Jensen
Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Mille Dinesen
Drabet (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A college professor abandons his family and his career in order to champion his mistress, a student radical accused of killing a policeman.

Director: Per Fly
Stars: Jesper Christensen, Pernilla August, Beate Bille
Parterapi (2010)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Anders and Puk's dream has come true. They've finally bought their own house and at a real good price. Their teenage daughter might cheer up as she gets her own room in the basement. After ... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth Kainz
Stars: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Søren Pilmark
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A young man who thought himself already in love with a nice girl is drawn into a literary drama when he is captured by a deep and stimulating love affair.

Director: Christoffer Boe
Stars: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Maria Bonnevie, Krister Henriksson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When a bus breaks down in the desert, the passengers decide to stage "King Lear."

Director: Kristian Levring
Stars: Miles Anderson, Romane Bohringer, David Bradley
Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 April 2001 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Dogme # 18 - Et rigtigt menneske  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

P: I am a real human being.
See more »

Connections

Features HotMen CoolBoyz (2000) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Teaching us an ever-so valuable lesson in humanity......
17 May 2001 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe that is.) – See all my reviews

This is a story of a hero.

It is the story of the child-like "P" or Achmed, as his name quite surprisingly gets to be. It is a tale of how his refreshing wiev on life today touches - yes, that is the real Oprah word - the lives of various people. May it be the struggling career couple of Valther and Charlotte, the poor and alone and somehow deranged mr. Stromboli, the young-at-heart Tanja who has a crush on him etc. With his naïvety and stubborn believing in man's good side, he has a tremendous impact on his surroundings. It is as the crystal clear voices of a boy choir leads him wherever he goes. And in the end we are all better people, now when true love and trust has touched us deeply and moved us.

In the beginning and in the end this Dogme film is rather annoying. But in between there are some quite nice scenes, who with humour, wit and poetry describes the amusing struggles for "P" to become a real human being. Especially his escapades at the refugee center or the initial scenes with Valther and mr. Stromboli has a great blend of sadness and fun. In the end, however, as the lesson comes to an end, the film underlines the importance of the values "P" brought us. And that is perhaps a bit over the top.

Nikolaj Lie Kaas portraits "P" like his character in the second Dogme film "Idioterne". If you still aren't fed up with looking at him, you'll probably be it after this one. He has a limited acting ability, and he is putting it to the limits. Peter Mygind struggles with his image as the fun boy and actually get's away with it. But Susan Olsen's Charlotte is probably the most authentic character that must grant her a breakthrough in Danish movies.

Åke Sandgren has made a 'humanistic fable'. Sometimes it is too humanistic, sometimes it is too fable, but it has it's moments - still it is one of the weaker Dogme films.

6/10


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
2004 and no discussion about this masterpiece? eroock
Cruel misunderstandings mattman149
Discuss Et rigtigt menneske (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?