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Mads Matthiesen (screenplay) &
Martin Zandvliet (screenplay)
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Release Date:
22 August 2012 (USA) See more »
The 38-year-old bodybuilder Dennis would really like to find true love. He has never had a girlfriend... See more » | Add synopsis »
6 wins & 8 nominations See more »
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Kim Kold ... Dennis

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

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92 min
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Mads Matthiesen's feature directorial debut.See more »


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Inhibitions, an overbearing mother, feeling your age--this is moving in its simplicity, 9 April 2013
Author: secondtake from United States

Teddy Bear (2012)

And you thought you were shy? This guy, who is all about power and presence, a massive bodybuilder, is a social misfit afraid of his own shadow. And I believe it. I almost felt sorry for the actor, forgetting the difference.

I suppose the story from the outside is overly simple--an aging bodybuilder is looking for love, but his overbearing (and tiny) mother doesn't want him to move out and move on. So he is kind and kinder and stays and yet he has some kind of need to have a girlfriend that won't just go away. With the secret help of an uncle, he makes a trip to Thailand. And here he meets girls, but he can hardly speak, and nothing comes of it. The second day there he finds a weightlifting gym and asks if he can work out. And all of a sudden he is at ease and himself.

And things go from there, not in any unexpected way. All of this is told with such touching restraint it makes you really involved. The leading man, Kim Kold, obviously a bodybuilder (like Schwarzenegger, you can't fake that stuff), is really good at playing an exceedingly quiet guy, but not a stupid one. He is going to be in a Hollywood movie ("Fast and Furious 6") this year, and who knows whether it'll be a first step or a last one. It seems like, just because of his Hulk shaped body, he has a future at least as a character actor.

The movie, all told, might lack some kind of storytelling nuance. It is what it is on purpose, but so much so it sometimes floats a little. This kind of Indie style often works just the way life does--things are interesting, watching some new people do some new things in an undistracted way is going to be watchable. And this does that, and well. It's because of its sincerity that you have some kind of emotional connection. But there is no magic, either, the way some films use small casts and simple touching plots and also find a way to lift the experience into something rare. (I'm thinking here of a similar movie about an aging wrestler in South America, "Bad Day to Go Fishing," which I highly recommend.)

I don't know the Danish film world much except that we, in the U.S., seem to get the cream of the crop and so the few I've seen have all been exceptional. I'd give this a look.

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