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Director:
Writers:
Mogens Rukov (writer)
Christoffer Boe (writer)
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Release Date:
26 September 2003 (Denmark) See more »
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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 »
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Exquisite film-making in Copenhagen love drama 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

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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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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Alex David:Do you want to go to Rome?See more »
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47 out of 49 people found the following review useful.
Exquisite film-making in Copenhagen love drama, 12 October 2003
Author: Peter Brandt from Copenhagen, Denmark

"Reconstruction" is overt about its style from the first minute when a deep-voiced narrator cautiously introduces the audience to the story and the narrative form. From then on, and until the narrator returns at the very end, we are cast into a complex and difficult drama set in a big city environment filmed in stunning craft and style. Copenhagen has rarely been seen as interesting, and in an odd sense charming, as here.

This is not an expensive film - the Director's Cut entity behind the film was designed specifically to produce good films on even lower budgets than are the norm in Denmark - but its appearance is delightful and intriguing with its sometimes bright, sometimes dark and often grainy cinematography, additional effects of occasional written identifications of characters and locations, and classic-style title design.

The story sees a young man captured by the meeting with a woman different than, but resembling his usual girlfriend, and struck by existential doubt when he finds himself a stranger to those he thought he knew. The plot is impossible to grasp completely, at least at first sight, but sufficiently immediate for the beholder to like it and be taken in by it. To me, the lack of answers is a bit over the top and causes me to cut my IMDb rating for the film to 8, but with the strong support for David Lynch films and other similar works in recent years I am probably in the minority on that point.

Danish Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Swedish-Norwegian Maria Bonnevie are both extraordinary, Kaas in the antagonist role of Alex and Bonnevie in a rare double part as the different, but similar Aimee and Simone. A repeated scene in a bar in which Aimee and Alex meet is a particularly fine example of the precise and strong performances. The fine Danish actors Nicolas Bro and Malene Schwartz are the most noteworthy of the additional cast.

Ambition is Christoffer Boe's middle name, but he lives up to any and all expectations Danish experts may have had to him since he graduated from the National Danish Film School in 2001. He has already been compared to another renewer of Danish film, Lars von Trier, and while I am reluctant to compare this first-time feature director to an established international star, I do think "Reconstruction" bears a stronger sense of place through its use of locations and the plot's connection to them, a superior depiction of relationships between people, and sometimes simply a more profound joy of storytelling than in any of Trier's work.

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