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Director:
Writers:
Mads Matthiesen (screenplay) &
Martin Zandvliet (screenplay)
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Release Date:
22 August 2012 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The 38-year-old bodybuilder Dennis would really like to find true love. He has never had a girlfriend... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
6 wins & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Lots of muscle, but lacks genuine heart See more (18 total) »

Cast

 

Kim Kold ... Dennis

David Winters ... Scott
Elsebeth Steentoft ... Ingrid
Barbara Zatler ... Sasha
Lamaiporn Hougaard ... Toi
Chanicha Shindejanichakul ... Receptionist
Mia Maria Back ... Shop assistant
John Winters ... Jeff
Per Otto Bersang Rasmussen ... Real estate agent
Paweena Im-Erb ... Nok
Kim Lund ... Man on plane
Prap Poramabhuti ... Prap
Patrick Johnson ... Lars
Eva Thompson ... Girl at Inn
Suracha Yaemsri ... Cap driver 2
Sukianya Suwan ... Aoi
Songporn Na Bangchang ... Nuu
Izabella Olsen-Østergaard ... Stewardess
Somchai Morya ... Motorcycle Lessor
Sukunya Mongkol ... Phatnay
Allan Mogensen ... Bent
Suwasan Kanta-Anontapon ... Piccolo 1
Kritsania Promsiriruk ... Miss Mayflower
Charlotte Winther Hohenhaus ... Cook
Preutsaran Detcheewa ... Piccolo 2
Sam Rai ... Tailor
Chatkrit Permpanich ... Cap driver 1
Chris Wegoda ... Tourist (uncredited)

Directed by
Mads Matthiesen 
 
Writing credits
Mads Matthiesen (screenplay) &
Martin Zandvliet (screenplay)

Produced by
Oliver Ackermann .... supervising producer
Michael Fleischer .... executive producer
Morten Revsgaard Frederiksen .... executive producer
Peter Hyldahl .... executive producer
Morten Kjems Juhl .... producer
Karoline Leth .... executive producer
Chris Lowenstein .... supervising producer
Roar Skau Olsen .... co-producer
Birgitte Skov .... executive producer
Karin Trolle .... line producer
Mikael Windelin .... co-producer
J.J. Tucker Wysong .... assistant supervising producer
 
Original Music by
Sune Martin 
 
Cinematography by
Laust Trier-Mørk 
 
Film Editing by
Adam Nielsen 
 
Casting by
Gro Therp  (as Gro Therp Bremer)
 
Production Design by
Thomas Bremer 
 
Set Decoration by
Eva Maria Hartvie Lund 
 
Costume Design by
Rebekka Leve 
Pong Somprasertsuk 
Ped Sriwattana Wedreungvit 
 
Makeup Department
Toon Vichu Chavasit .... makeup artist
Sofie de Mylius .... assistant makeup artist
Rebekka Leve .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Signe Baasch .... post-production supervisor
Piyaporn Indageha .... unit production manager: Thailand
Katrin Pors .... production manager
Karin Trolle .... production manager: Denmark
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tan Pipatpolkul .... first assistant director: Thailand
Emil Sparre-Ulrich .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Adalsteinn Hallgrimsson .... colorist
Frank Rizzo .... poster artist: Hungary
 
Sound Department
Peter Albrechtsen .... sound designer
Peter Albrechtsen .... sound re-recording mixer
Morten Green .... sound re-recording mixer
Torben Greve .... foley artist
Mikkel Groos .... dialogue editor
Mikkel Groos .... sound recordist
Stanko Lugonja .... sound recordist intern
Peter Mendonca .... dolby sound consultant
Mikkel Nielsen .... sound effects recordist
Tim Nielsen .... sound effects recordist
Rune Palving .... sound effects editor
Jacques Pedersen .... sound editor
Lars Rasmussen .... sound effects recordist
Peter Thorneman .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tao Ahler .... first assistant camera: Denmark
Niklas Fusager .... lighting assistant: Denmark
Adalsteinn Hallgrimsson .... digital imaging technician: Denmark
Tobias Juhl .... gaffer: Denmark
José Luis Martínez Díaz .... digital imaging technician: Spain
Jacob Møller .... lighting technician: Denmark
Linn Sandholm .... still photographer: Denmark
Jacob Sofussen .... clapper-loader: Denmark
Berm Prasong Suksomkorn .... assistent camera: Thailand
Tieng Theppitak Thengdee .... gaffer: Thailand
 
Casting Department
Aou Thitaya Suthipaet .... casting
 
Editorial Department
Christian Einshøj .... additional editor
 
Other crew
Annemarie Aaes .... script supervisor: Denmark
Melek Caglar .... production assistant: pre-production
Jonathan Englander .... production counsel to Living Films
Pelle Folmer .... lab coordinator
Andreas Hjortdal .... production coordinator: Denmark
Araya Nakkate .... location manager: Thailand
Niels Skafte-Pedersen .... production assistant: Denmark
Niels Skafte-Pedersen .... runner: Denmark
Lennart Storgaard .... location manager: Denmark
Karin Trolle .... production coordinator: Thailand
Mikael Zilmer .... extras coordinator: Denmark
 
Thanks
Lars Rasmussen .... thanks
 

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Mads Matthiesen's feature directorial debut.See more »

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3 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Lots of muscle, but lacks genuine heart, 6 December 2012
Author: octopusluke from Denmark

Based on filmmaker Mads Matthiessen's short film Dennis of five years ago, Teddy Bear (oddly titled 10 timer til paradis [10 Hours to Paradise], in it's native Danish) is the delicate character study of Dennis (Kim Kold), a 38-year-old, 400 pound, 1.9m tall, trophy-winning body builder. A domineering presence, he is the biggest manchild ever encapsulated on screen. Softly spoken, with no friends other than his sparring gym buddies, Dennis still lives with his diminutive mother Ingrid (Elsebeth Steentoft – In A Better World, Italian for Beginners). With a distinct lack of confidence, he is trying to find some meaning of life behind the muscle. When his somewhat Freudian relationship becomes overbearing, and inspired by his uncle (Allan Mogensen), Dennis travels to Thailand to purchase the love of his life. Basting in the monsoon heat, he puts on his tailor-made threads and parades the city bars and restaurants looking for a lady of the night. The girls are clearly interested in the hunk, but he is afraid of commitment and sexual contact. He returns to his sanctuary, the gym, and stumbles upon a friendly Thai widow (Lamaiporn Hougaard) who may just be the woman he has been dreaming of. But what would Mother Ingrid do? Whilst the name Teddy Bear may sound like a dab-hand at tired irony, there's something awfully mawkish and non-Scandinavian about this Danish drama. Written by Matthiessen and collaborator Martin Zandvilet, the lack of comic relief, dark subtext or substantial plotting means that the drama feels rather meat headed and predictable. Kim Kold's portrayal of the reticent Dennis is initially impressive but, when the film needs some emotional depth, the beefcake's acting chops are tested and tarnished. A treacly character piece, it's the absolute antithesis of the 1973 Arnold Schwarzenegger- centric documentary Pumping Iron. Both movies fill the screen with impressive muscle, but Teddy Bear weighs in without the heart, passion or balls it needs to carry it's preposterousness.

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