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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:
Reconstruction: Life can be confusing, especially relationships with people we think we know. 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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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:
Alex David:If you are my dream then I am yours.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Året der gik 2003 (2003) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Adagio for StringsSee more »

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13 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Reconstruction: Life can be confusing, especially relationships with people we think we know., 2 September 2006
Author: Roger Burke from Brisbane, Australia

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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