Kaj is an alcoholic living on the money the Danish state is providing him. Him and his friends spend their time drinking beer at a public bench. One day Kaj's life turns upside down when a young lady and her child moves in next to him.
Marius Sonne Janischefska,
Stine Holm Joensen
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A satire, psychological drama and comedy rolled into one, director Erik Clausen's Villa Paranoia adeptly draws upon rich characters, who demonstrate the values and strength of the human heart, to create a portrait of Denmark today.
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Daniel is a very talented piano student and loves Sofie, but he is terrified by the thought of loosing her and accuses her of seeing another man. Everybody says he is wrong, but the suspicion grows as does an uncontrollable side of Daniel.
Hans Henrik Clemensen,
Per Fly is back five years after his Denmark-trilogy with a revitalized film style and new actors.
Fashion photographer K has had dreams of a strange man. One day she sees a man who looks exactly like the man of her dreams on a restaurant and follows him. When she sees him again the next day at the same place he approaches her.
Per Fly made a clear mark within Scandinavian film in the beginning of the 21st century with the modern social realistic trilogy: "The Bench" (2000), "The Inheritance" (2003) and "Manslaughter" (2005), which depicts the different social classes in Denmark. Five years later the Danish film-instructor is back with a multinational and aesthetic film experiment where he and co-writer Dorthe Høgh tells a passionate tale about a happily married woman and mother who finds herself overpowered by a recurring dream. Per Fly's fourth feature film is an ongoing journey between the surreal and the real, from Copenhagen to Warszawa to Paris, and this is strengthened by the non-linear narrative structure, the long takes without dialog, the atmospheric score, the versatile cinematography, the ambiguous close-up shots and Per Fly's confident filming where he visualizes nice perspectives from his own and the main characters point of view.
"The Woman That Dreamed About a Man" starts off as any kind of romance about a mutual attraction between two strangers from different cultures that has similar lifestyles, but changes rapidly by the director's narrative choices which invites the viewer's into a universe of dreams where the psychological, the erotic, the mystic and the abstract are interlaced while a study of character evolves. Sonja Richter, one of Denmark's most skilled actresses delivers an enthralling performance in a risky role where she has to express more through her eyes than with her lines and emotional repertory. The chemistry between her and Marcel Dorocinski, who does a good job in his role, is present mostly due to Sonja Richter's expressive interpretation. This is a stylish thriller and a radiant figment of imagination that's characterized by Per Fly's enhanced film style where he focuses on the aesthetic, the fictive and the narrative aspects of the film language.
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