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A Funny Man (2011)

Dirch (original title)
Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | 25 August 2011 (Denmark)
A biography of the Danish actor and comedian, Dirch Passer.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dirch Passer
Lars Ranthe ...
Malou Reymann ...
Bente Askjær (as Malou Leth Reymann)
Frederikke Cecilie Berthelsen ...
Inge (as Frederikke Cecilie Bertelsen)
Silja Eriksen Jensen ...
Sarah Grünewald ...
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 ...
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A biography of the Danish actor and comedian, Dirch Passer.

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A Funny Man  »

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


Stig Lommer: Mange ting har han budt mig, men at dø på premiereaftenen det er sgu godt nok det værste!
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The curse of a comedian
22 April 2012 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Few knew him abroad, Dirch Passer. But he's a legend in Denmark. He died at 54.

We follow his stage life and maybe it's difficult for a foreigner to understand his fame, because the texts he performed weren't really funny, but rather vulgar. But Passer was loved, not understanding why.

The main scene, which is also very touching, is when he performs "Mice and Men" and the audience laughs. Passer starts to cry for real, which makes the audience laugh even more. That's the curse of the comedian.

He worked and also drank himself to death. But it's more a film about the conditions of Passer, not the conditions of those who are expected and believed to be funny.

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