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Director:
Writers:
Mogens Rukov (writer)
Christoffer Boe (writer)
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Release Date:
26 September 2003 (Denmark) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
It's all film. It's all construction. But even so, it hurts.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
12 wins & 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A beautiful, haunting and perpetually perplexing tour de force (oh... it's a v good movie, btw) See more (30 total) »

Cast

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Klaus Mulbjerg ... Tryllekunstner

Nikolaj Lie Kaas ... Alex David

Maria Bonnevie ... Simone / Aimee

Krister Henriksson ... August Holm

Nicolas Bro ... 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

David Dencik ... Bartender
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Directed by
Christoffer Boe 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Christoffer Boe  writer
Mogens Rukov  writer

Produced by
Lars Kjeldgård .... co-producer
Tine Grew Pfeiffer .... producer
Åke Sandgren .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Thomas Knak 
 
Cinematography by
Manuel Alberto Claro 
 
Film Editing by
Peter Brandt 
Mikkel E.G. Nielsen 
 
Casting by
Anja Philip 
 
Production Design by
Martin de Thurah 
 
Costume Design by
Gabi Humnicki 
 
Makeup Department
Henrik Steen .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Johnny Andersen .... production manager
 
Art Department
Torben Stig Nielsen .... property master
Hans Erik Olsen .... painter
 
Sound Department
Morten Green .... sound
Nino Jacobsen .... sound re-recording mixer
Julien Naudin .... foley artist
John Nielsen .... boom operator
Camilla Mauritzson Skjaerbaek .... dialogue editor (as Camilla Mauritzson)
Mark Kenna .... consultant: Dolby film sound (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Lars Bjørn Hansen .... digital effects
René Rask .... matte painter
 
Stunts
Stig Günther .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jakob Bonfils .... Steadicam operator
Niels A. Hansen .... clapper loader (as Niels Hansen)
Tobias Juhl .... lighting assistant
Andreas Kragh-Jacobsen .... additional lighting assistant
Sune Lolk .... gaffer
Linn Sandholm .... still photographer
Søren Sielemann .... additional lighting assistant
Peter Topsøe-Jensen .... first assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Ejvind Bording .... color timer
Jan Degn .... colorist
Jonas Drehn .... colorist
Christina Isabel Emdrup .... post-production assistant
Tove Jystrup .... post-production coordinator
Michael Jørgensen .... assistant editor
Adam Nielsen .... trailer editor
Glennie Pettersson .... post-production assistant
Kaspar Astrup Schröder .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Ada Kaalund .... accountant
Jorunn Keller .... script supervisor
Bibi Malby .... production assistant (as Bibi Husted Malby)
Hanne Merkx .... accountant
Gitte Nielsen .... accountant
Lone Sloth .... accountant
Carsten Sparwath .... location manager
Jeppe Tolstrup-Møller .... location scout
Sophus K. Windeløv .... production runner (as Sophus Kirkeby Windeløv)
Henrik Zein .... accountant
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some sensuality and brief strong language
Runtime:
France:91 min (Cannes Film Festival) | Germany:89 min (Filmfest Hamburg) | Argentina:91 min | USA:90 min | 92 min (original release)
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Quotes:
Narrator:That's how it always ends. A bit of magic, a bit of smoke. Something floating
Narrator:But it doesn't work without the necessary push. A bit of laughter,a man... a beautiful woman and love. Let's start over. At the beginning,it was man alone.
Narrator:No,he's not alone. Yet.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Året der gik 2003 (2003) (TV)See more »
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A beautiful, haunting and perpetually perplexing tour de force (oh... it's a v good movie, btw), 15 April 2008
Author: supadude2004 from Bangkok, Thailand

It took me nearly 15 minutes to get into this movie. But (gladly!) once it grasped me, there was no turning back. This is an 'existential angst' inspired masterpiece; a movie with more questions than answers. And, it was also a movie that, quite frankly, I wished hadn't ended so soon. Yes... I definitely enjoyed it that much! 'Reconstruction' was as psychologically perplexing as it was beautifully haunting. And I now find it hard to fault it. So... I won't.

However, as is the case with most of the movies I adore, I doubt that all people would concur with my estimation. That being said, it would definitely appeal to someone who enjoyed Memento; or maybe even Irreversible.

The core theme explored in this movie is that of knowing oneself and those close to you: Appearance versus reality. The true existentialist never finds profound comfort in the purportedly comfortable. For there are often surprises to be found on deeper reflection... I shall say no more. But if you've just digested a couple of chapters of 'Being & Nothingness', I could think of few better ways to further lose yourself in the problems of the mind and existence, than to watch this film afterwards.

The acting, screenplay, direction, score, filming and production all very much made the grade. Overall, Reconstruction is a psychologically challenging movie that any thinker should profoundly enjoy (once, that is, one gets into the psychological mysteries which unfold). Albeit, to paraphrase another reviewer: the intellectually challenged, and/or those who need all questions resolved in any movie, should hastily move along to another film.

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