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

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Kom lad os danse
Music by Flemming Nordkrog
Lyrics by Flemming Klem and Flemming Nordkrog
Performed by Martin Strange-Hansen
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Breathtaking....
12 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is movie gives a very precise picture of the danish culture. The main character is El Hassan/ Lars Hansen. There is a mixup on the jobagency so they mistaken him for a foreigner. Then he meets a girls who he falls in love in and she teach danish to foreigners. It is then he takes his new character of El Hassan. All these comes out to an outstanding and funny movie.


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