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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.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Klaus Mulbjerg ...
Tryllekunstner
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Alex David
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Simone / Aimee
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August Holm
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Leo Sand
Peter Steen ...
Mel David
Ida Dwinger ...
Monica
Malene Schwartz ...
Fru Banum (Mrs. Banum)
Helle Fagralid ...
Nan Sand
Mercedes Claro Schelin ...
Mercedes Sand
Jens Blegaa ...
Waiter
Isabella Miehe-Renard ...
Journalist
Katrin Muth ...
Bartender
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Bartender
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Late one evening, Alex suddenly abandons his girlfriend, Simone, to follow the beautiful Aimee. In his encounter with Aimee, time and place dissolve for him and he becomes a stranger to Simone, towards whom he cannot return. Alex's future, is Aimee's love. But will he have the courage to embrace it? A psychological romantic drama, about a man, who forgets about his past and must put his faith in love, in order to gain a future. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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It's all film. It's all construction. But even so, it hurts.

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Rated PG-13 for some sensuality and brief strong language | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

26 September 2003 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Erotiki anaparastasi  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,629 (USA) (10 September 2004)

Gross:

$72,762 (USA) (19 November 2004)
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Quotes

Alex David: Do you want to go to Rome?
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Night & Day
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Reconstruction: Life can be confusing, especially relationships with people we think we know.
2 September 2006 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

Is this a true, fictional narrative, or is it the figment of the fictional writer's imagination? If that sounds contradictory, then it gives you some inkling about the substance – or lack thereof – of this most confusing and yet most intriguing film.

Is this a film about filming a narrative? Is it a film about two narratives – one real fiction, one imaginary fiction? Or, is it simply a film designed to act as a metaphor for the total uncertainty about human relationships? Perhaps, it's all three... or simply an illusion?

As it unfolds, we meet a very confused young man, Alex (Nikolaj Lei Kaas) who seems to be in love with the same woman who exists in two different realities and, yet, who co-exist in the same city. On the one hand, Alex is associated with Simone (Maria Bonnevie) definitely and yet, he meets another woman, Aimee (again, Maria Bonnevie), who looks exactly like Simone, in another part of town.

Whereas Simone is definitely single, Aimee is apparently married to August, a writer who is in town to give some lectures on the art of writing. At the same time, August is also trying to finish his novel that is a love story, but he's having trouble trying to decide what "the young man" of his story should do – and he tells Aimee about his dilemma while they sit in their hotel room.

So, while August is discussing the progress of his narrative with his publisher, Monica (Ida Dwinger), young Alex is roaming all over the city trying to understand how it is that both women appear to know him for some of the time, and at other times, he appears to be a stranger to them. Frantically, he rushes from café, to a bar, to a restaurant, to another bar, desperately trying to come to grips with his concept of his reality – which, oddly enough, doesn't appear to jive with the reality of anybody that Alex thinks he knows...

Totally confused now? Well, you should be, because I think Reconstruction is an experimental film that tries to show just how confusing every person's sense of their own reality must be – not only for each person, but to others around them also.

You think you really, really know your girlfriend, your wife, your boyfriend, your husband, your lover? This film, I think, forces you to reflect (no pun intended) upon that existential problem, a very real problem for every living person, whether or not we know it. The camera work is also experimental, and some of it is quite original in its construction. You'll know what I mean when you see it – that is, if you're prepared to watch it.

Definitely not a film for action fans or the 'braindead'.


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