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A Funny Man (2011)

Dirch (original title)
A biography of the Danish actor and comedian, Dirch Passer.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dirch Passer
Lars Ranthe ...
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Malou Reymann ...
Bente Askjær (as Malou Leth Reymann)
Morten Kirkskov ...
Frederikke Cecilie Berthelsen ...
Inge (as Frederikke Cecilie Bertelsen)
Silja Eriksen Jensen ...
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Hanne
Sarah Grünewald ...
Vicky
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Sitter Horne-Rasmussen
Marie Dietz ...
Dorte Passer, 5 & 7 år
Alberte Elvira Nørregaard ...
Dorte Passer, 10 år
Charlotte Amalie Kirkegaard Kehlet ...
Dorte Passer, 19 & 25 år
Kristian Halken ...
Lommers assistent
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A biography of the Danish actor and comedian, Dirch Passer.

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Trivia

Nikolaj Lie Kaas, who plays Dirch Passer, is the son of Dirch's frequent collaborator Preben Kaas (here played by Martin Buch). See more »

Quotes

Kjeld Petersen: Onde tunger ville måske sige: Dirch, hvor længe skal vi egentligt blive ved med at elske ham, når han så åbenlyst foragter sig selv og sin metier?
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Dirch - what a story!
21 September 2011 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

I went to see the Danish movie Dirch last night having heard mixed reviews ahead of my visit.

As the movie passed, it sort of 'grew' into this fascinating insight story about a great but very shy and insecure comedian who lived his life upon the expectations of others. He was simply unable to say 'No'. His insecurity incessantly made him chase the applause of the audience and his surroundings, and his shyness prevented him from gaining the security and support of close relationships.

All this affected his family life, his work, the friendship with his best friend and fellow comedian Kjeld and - not least - the quality of his all too short life.

A strong and sad but also beautiful movie with absolutely amazing performances by most actors but especially Nikolaj Lie Kaas in the role as Dirch!


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