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Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 22 August 2012 (USA)
Dennis, a painfully shy 38-year-old bodybuilder who lives with his mother, sets off to Thailand in search of love.

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Elsebeth Steentoft ...
Lamaiporn Sangmanee Hougaard ...
Toi
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Scott
Allan Mogensen ...
Bent
Sukunya Mongkol ...
Phat
Barbara Zatler ...
Sasha
Prap Poramabhuti ...
Prap
Sukianya Suwan ...
Aoi
John Winters ...
Jeff (as Jonathan Winters)
Paweena Im-Erb ...
Nok
Songporn Na Bangchang ...
Nuu
Patrick Johnson ...
Lars
Per Otto Bersang Rasmussen ...
Real estate agent (as Per Otto Rasmussen)
Kritsania Promsiriruk ...
Miss May
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The 38-year-old bodybuilder Dennis would really like to find true love. He has never had a girlfriend and lives alone with his mother in a suburb of Copenhagen. When his uncle marries a girl from Thailand, Dennis decides to try his own luck on a trip to Pattaya, as it seems that love is easier to find in Thailand. He knows that his mother would never accept another woman in his life, so he lies and tells her that he is going to Germany. Dennis has never been out traveling before and the hectic Pattaya is a huge cultural shock for him. The intrusive Thai girls give big bruises to Dennis' naive picture of what love should be like, and he is about to lose hope when he unexpectedly meets the Thai woman Toi. Written by SF Film

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$4,680, 31 August 2012, Limited Release

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$16,135, 2 September 2012
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A Sleeper from Denmark
1 December 2012 | by See all my reviews

The Teddy Bear here is a thirty eight year old bodybuilder, Dennis, who lives at home with his domineering mother, Ingrid, in a very disturbing relationship. From the start, it is apparent that his mom has a few screws loose. The opening scene shows Dennis at a restaurant with a woman on a date. He is completely out of sorts and shows the emotional level of a high school boy at the senior prom. Back at home, he tells mommy dearest that he has been to a movie with his friend, Lars. Later on at a dinner, he meets someone with a wife from Thailand, who inspires him to travel there to find a mate. He tells his mother that he is going to Germany instead. In Pataya, he is swarmed by prostitutes and ends up in a very awkward situation with one of them. He meets Toi, and they manage to make a connection. Eventually, mom finds out and the fireworks begin. Kim Kold as Dennis and Elsebeth Steentoft as Ingrid are outstanding in this disturbing and deeply moving look at human nature from Denmark; a definite candidate for best foreign language film at the Oscars.


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