Actor Nicolas Bro reigns supreme in the role of Nicolas Bro # a man intent on making a film about himself. After his director friend Christoffer Boe lends him a camera, his selfmonitoring is so hair-raisingly private that it becomes impossible to separate fact from fiction.

Director:

Reviews
4 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Allegro I (2005)
Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Famous pianist Zetterström returns home to his native Denmark, to give a concert, just to find out that the choices he has made in his life have affected his love life greatly.

Director: Christoffer Boe
Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Helena Christensen, Henning Moritzen
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A writer-director known for becoming obsessed with his own stories, Jacob Falk stumbles upon photographs of prisoners of war being tortured by Danish soldiers. Suspecting a political ... See full summary »

Director: Christoffer Boe
Stars: Jens Albinus, Igor Radosavljevic, Marijana Jankovic
Beast IV (2011)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Bruno loves his wife Maxine. But something is wrong. Their love is not what it once was, and Maxine has found someone else. That changes everything. And it changes Bruno. But there is ... See full summary »

Director: Christoffer Boe
Stars: Nicolas Bro, Marijana Jankovic, Nikolaj Lie Kaas
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Based on true events, two notorious and provocative figures of modern Danish history, Spies and Glistrup, provide a radical view on liberty through money, sex and drugs.

Director: Christoffer Boe
Stars: Pilou Asbæk, Nicolas Bro, Jesper Christensen
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

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.

Director: Christoffer Boe
Stars: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Maria Bonnevie, Krister Henriksson
Bleeder (1999)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Leo and Louise are a young couple living together in Copenhagen. Leo often goes out with his friends while Louise usually stays home. But when Louise tells Leo she's pregnant, a spark is ... See full summary »

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Stars: Kim Bodnia, Mads Mikkelsen, Rikke Louise Andersson
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A thriller about a Copenhagen cop who moves to a small town after having a nervous breakdown.

Director: Henrik Ruben Genz
Stars: Jakob Cedergren, Lene Maria Christensen, Kim Bodnia
Men & Chicken (2015)
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Men and Chicken is a black comedy about two outcast brothers, who by getting to know their unknown family also discover a horrible truth about themselves and their relatives.

Director: Anders Thomas Jensen
Stars: David Dencik, Mads Mikkelsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas
Off Screen (2005)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

March 11th, 2002. John R. takes the head of security and 17 others hostage in Amsterdam biggest skyscraper. John R. demands to speak with the Philips head of Sound&Vision. His goal is to ... See full summary »

Director: Pieter Kuijpers
Stars: Jeroen Krabbé, Jan Decleir, Astrid Joosten
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

About a filmmaker not only revisiting, but also recreating (not in a conventional sense) one of his first films, The Perfect Human / Det perfekte menneske (1967)

Directors: Jørgen Leth, Lars von Trier
Stars: Claus Nissen, Majken Algren Nielsen, Daniel Hernandez Rodriguez
Brothers (2004)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Two brothers must negotiate changing roles and shifting family dynamics when one is sent to war in Afghanistan.

Director: Susanne Bier
Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Connie Nielsen

A hitman for the Croatian mafia in New York City is forced to flee the States and accidentally ends up in Iceland disguised as a Southern televangelist.

Director: Christoffer Boe
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Himself
Lene Maria Christensen ...
Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Karen Margrethe Bjerre ...
Lene's Mother
...
Himself
...
Himself
...
Assistant editor
...
Herself
Dan Hemmje ...
Mathilde's friend
...
Herself
Joen Højerslev ...
Lene's New Boyfriend
...
Mathilde
Signe Skov ...
Herself
...
Lene's father
Katrine Wiedemann ...
Herself
Edit

Storyline

Well-known Danish actor Nicolas Bro reigns supreme in the role of Nicolas Bro. Bro's marriage is on the rocks, his wife Lene has grown tired of their relationship, but instead of grabbing the bull by the horns, Bro decides to save his marriage by filming a love story with him and Lene playing the lead roles - as themselves. Bro's good director friend Christoffer Boe lends him a camera and suggests that he films everything - a piece of advice that Bro takes far too literally. Bro's constant filming succeeds in driving both his friends and wife nuts, and Lene ends up moving to a secret address in Berlin. Bro's plans thus die a sudden death, but obsessed by the idea of completing his film, Bro hires Danish actress Trine Dyrholm to play his wife, Lene. Alas, nothing goes according to plan and Bro's last hope of reclaiming his lost love is to seek out Lene in Berlin. It is a journey that gradually causes Bro to come apart at the seams in his increasingly desperate attempt to register his ... Written by Alphaville Pictures Copenhagen

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 August 2006 (Denmark)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Adam's Apples (2005) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Realistic and disturbing.
30 April 2010 | by (Happy Land, who lives in a Gumdrop House on Lolly Pop Lane) – See all my reviews

Accomplished actor Nicholas Bro wants to make a movie. He asks his friend and director Christopher Boe for his help, and being the good guy Boe is, he gives him a camera and the essentials to start his film. Bro's (not Boe) idea is to shoot a love-story involving himself and his wife. I forget specifics at the moment, but I think it was an attempt on his part to fix his struggling relationship. Well, it backfires, and the basis of the movie is Nicholas attempting to finish his movie, thus showing his wife how much he loves her, and ultimately getting her back. The results are nothing less than eye-opening.

This is my first peek into a Christopher Boe film and I must say I'm very impressed. I've heard he's one of the world's leading young directors and I can easily back that statement. Before I gush over Boe anymore, I do have to also commend Nicholas's performance as well. It was really something else, and almost at times, felt too realistic. Getting back to Boe, and it's related to Nicholas in a way, the reason why I was so sucked into this film was because of the realism. The ideas and writing for Bro's character hooked me in on a level that screamed real life tragedy.

What real life tragedy? What kind of tragedy? As the climax of the movie began I was almost immediately reminded of the movie, The Video Diary of Ricardo Lopez. It was a graphic, tragic and a very emotional real-life film that displayed mental problems on a level I've never seen before. I never in my life would have thought I would see a movie that would create a comparable feeling that that film gave off. But it did, and I applaud them for doing so.


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Offscreen is brilliant! Anideos
SKOD FILM! SpungeWorthy
Offscreen - Irreversible hexagramme
Discuss Offscreen (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?