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This Charming Man (2002)

Der er en yndig mand (original title)
Lars Hansen is in a job training program. He finds a potential job at a print shop, but his paperwork gets mixed up with an El Hassan. He is scheduled for a Danish class, since he's ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lars Hansen; El Hassan
Camilla Bendix ...
Ida
Farshad Kholghi ...
Omid
Martin Hestbæk ...
Niels
Michel Castenholt ...
Pelle
Niels Martin Eriksen ...
Magnus
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Receptionist Arbejdsformidlingen
Charlotte Munksgaard ...
Amanda Pedersen
Benjamin Boe Rasmussen ...
Nabo #1
Thomas Baldus ...
Nabo #2
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Guide på Kronborg
Lisbeth Wulff ...
Receptionist Sprogskolen
M. Sohail Sharif ...
Pakistaner i sprogskolen
Ingelise Olsen ...
Receptionist Udlændingestyrelsen
Flemming Klem ...
Danbank Bankmand
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Lars Hansen is in a job training program. He finds a potential job at a print shop, but his paperwork gets mixed up with an El Hassan. He is scheduled for a Danish class, since he's apparently an immigrant, but is unable to get the mixup fixed. When he learns that the new (and attractive) teacher, Ida, will have the class canceled and lose her job if El Hassan doesn't show up, he dyes his hair and puts on a false moustache to pose as El Hassan. He tries wooing her as Lars, but when she learns El Hassan might lose a job at the print shop to Lars, she won't have anything more to do with him. So instead, he befriends her as El Hassan. And that's just a few of the mixups. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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The original title "Der er en yndig mand" means "There is a lovely man". It is a play on words on the national anthem of Denmark, "Der er et yndigt land", which means "There is a lovely country". See more »

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Ungdommens sang
Music by Flemming Nordkrog
Lyrics by Flemming Klem and Flemming Nordkrog
Performed by Camilla Bendix
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Is that Oscar-material???
1 April 2003 | by (Aarhus, Denmark) – See all my reviews

Hey, this was not a bad movie. I just don't think it deserved an Oscar... I have seen many Danish shorts that were better than this one. It is a feel-good film, but it just isn't very deep, it's actually boring at places, and the whole idea is a little silly...

It's not a complete waste of time, but I've definately seen better!


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