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Mifune (1999)

Mifunes sidste sang (original title)
Kresten's dad dies and he returns to the farm on Lolland to take care of things incl. his retarded brother. He employs a hooker as maid. He loses wife and job due to lies. The maid's kid brother moves in and they're a family of 4.

Director:

Søren Kragh-Jacobsen (uncredited)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Iben Hjejle ... Liva Psilander
Anders W. Berthelsen Anders W. Berthelsen ... Kresten
Jesper Asholt Jesper Asholt ... Rud
Emil Tarding Emil Tarding ... Bjarke Psilander
Anders Hove ... Gerner
Sofie Gråbøl ... Claire
Paprika Steen ... Pernille
Mette Bratlann Mette Bratlann ... Nina
Susanne Storm Susanne Storm ... Hanne
Ellen Hillingsø ... Lykke
Sidse Babett Knudsen ... Bibbi
Søren Fauli Søren Fauli ... Stemmen (voice)
Søren Malling ... Palle Alfons
Kjeld Nørgaard Kjeld Nørgaard ... Claires far (as Keld Nørgaard)
Kirsten Vaupel Kirsten Vaupel ... Claires mor
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Storyline

Kresten has moved from his parents farm on a small Danish island to Copenhagen in order to pursue his working career. When his father dies he has to move back to the farm, where nothing much has happened since he left. He places an ad in the local newspaper to get help running the farm and taking care of his mentally disabled brother. A prostitute named Liva, who is running away from annoying telephone calls, answers it. But running away from your past isn't easy. Written by Allan Simonsen

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Genres:

Romance | Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality and language, and for some violence | See all certifications »
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Trivia

After the movie's completion, director Søren Kragh-Jacobsen made the following statement: "As one of the DOGME 95 brethren and co-signatory of the Vow of Chastity I feel moved to confess to the following transgressions of the aforesaid Vow during the production of Dogme 3 - Mifune. Please note that the film has been approved as a Dogme work, as only one genuine breach of the rules has actually taken place. The rest may be regarded as moral breaches.

-I confess to having made one take with a black drape covering a window. This is not only the addition of a property, but must also be regarded as a kind of lighting arrangement. -I confess to moving furniture and fittings around the house. -I confess to having taken with me a number of albums of my favorite comic book series as a youth, Linda & Valentin (Valérian and Laureline). -I confess to helping to chase the neighbor's free-range hens across our location and including them in the film. -I confess that I brought a photographic image from an old lady from the area and hung it in a prominent position in one scene: not as part of the plot, but more as a selfish, spontaneous, pleasurable whim. -I confess to borrowing a hydraulic platform from a painter, which we used for the only two bird's-eye overview shots in the film. -I do solemnly declare that in my presence the remainder of Dogme 3 - Mifune was produced in accordance with the vow of chastity. -I also point out that the film has been approved by DOGME 95 as a Dogme film, as in real terms no more than a single breach of the rules has been committed. The rest may be regarded as moral transgressions." See more »

Quotes

Liva Psilander: Livet er en lang lort, som man skal tage en kæmpe bid af hver dag!
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Referenced in Bag om filmen 'Mifunes sidste sang' (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Nocturne No 9 Opus 2
by Frédéric Chopin
Performed by Nulle & Verdensorkestret
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What's the big deal?
26 June 2000 | by rabbitfistSee all my reviews

Sorry I don't think it was any thing special. I thought Festen was great but his movie is just mediocre. With dogma the movie rest on the strength of the story and acting, (and the directing although they say other wise). Just another "guy falling for the hooker with a heart of gold" story to me. The plot was sort of dumb and silly and not all that believable and characters did things that made no sense to me at all. I'm not saying it was horrible, just that it wasn't all that great.


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Country:

Denmark | Sweden

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

12 March 1999 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$512,434

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$512,434
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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