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This Charming Man (2002)

Der er en yndig mand (original title)
Lars Hansen is in a job training program. He finds a potential job at a print shop, but his paperwork gets mixed up with an El Hassan. He is scheduled for a Danish class, since he's ... See full summary »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Buch ... Lars Hansen; El Hassan
Camilla Bendix Camilla Bendix ... Ida
Farshad Kholghi Farshad Kholghi ... Omid
Martin Hestbæk ... Niels
Michel Castenholt Michel Castenholt ... Pelle
Niels Martin Eriksen Niels Martin Eriksen ... Magnus
Anette Støvelbæk ... Receptionist Arbejdsformidlingen
Charlotte Munksgaard Charlotte Munksgaard ... Amanda Pedersen
Benjamin Boe Rasmussen Benjamin Boe Rasmussen ... Nabo #1
Thomas Baldus Thomas Baldus ... Nabo #2
Cecilie Thomsen ... Guide på Kronborg
Lisbeth Wulff Lisbeth Wulff ... Receptionist Sprogskolen
M. Sohail Sharif M. Sohail Sharif ... Pakistaner i sprogskolen
Ingelise Olsen Ingelise Olsen ... Receptionist Udlændingestyrelsen
Flemming Klem Flemming Klem ... Danbank Bankmand
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Storyline

Lars Hansen is in a job training program. He finds a potential job at a print shop, but his paperwork gets mixed up with an El Hassan. He is scheduled for a Danish class, since he's apparently an immigrant, but is unable to get the mixup fixed. When he learns that the new (and attractive) teacher, Ida, will have the class canceled and lose her job if El Hassan doesn't show up, he dyes his hair and puts on a false moustache to pose as El Hassan. He tries wooing her as Lars, but when she learns El Hassan might lose a job at the print shop to Lars, she won't have anything more to do with him. So instead, he befriends her as El Hassan. And that's just a few of the mixups. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Comedy | Short

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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

2 October 2002 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

This Charming Man See more »

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Production Co:

M&M Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The original title "Der er en yndig mand" means "There is a lovely man". It is a play on words on the national anthem of Denmark, "Der er et yndigt land", which means "There is a lovely country". See more »

Soundtracks

Kom lad os danse
Music by Flemming Nordkrog
Lyrics by Flemming Klem and Flemming Nordkrog
Performed by Martin Strange-Hansen
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amusing take on serious subject
27 March 2003 | by macbethpSee all my reviews

I was glad to have a chance to see what turned out to be the Oscar-winner for short subject. Here in the U.S. we may forget that other countries also experience immigration in ways unique to each receiving country. The confusion over the names was funny and believable, and the bureaucratic maze in which the protagonist found himself is apparently universal! The teacher's empathy for her language students was explained, in a non-dogmatic way, by her own background as a "peasant" and the discrimination she suffered. I cheered when it won the Oscar--unfortunately, none of my friends had seen it and probably never will, because of the limited availability of these short films!


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