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Reconstruction (2003)

A young man who thought himself already in love with a nice girl is drawn into a literary drama when he is captured by a deep and stimulating love affair.

Director:

Christoffer Boe

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Klaus Mulbjerg Klaus Mulbjerg ... Tryllekunstner
Nikolaj Lie Kaas ... Alex David
Maria Bonnevie ... Simone / Aimee
Krister Henriksson ... August Holm
Nicolas Bro ... Leo Sand
Peter Steen Peter Steen ... Mel David
Ida Dwinger Ida Dwinger ... Monica
Malene Schwartz ... Fru Banum (Mrs. Banum)
Helle Fagralid ... Nan Sand
Mercedes Claro Schelin Mercedes Claro Schelin ... Mercedes Sand
Jens Blegaa Jens Blegaa ... Waiter
Isabella Miehe-Renard Isabella Miehe-Renard ... Journalist
Katrin Muth Katrin Muth ... Bartender
David Dencik ... Bartender
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Storyline

Late one evening, Alex suddenly abandons his girlfriend, Simone, to follow the beautiful Aimee. In his encounter with Aimee, time and place dissolve for him and he becomes a stranger to Simone, towards whom he cannot return. Alex's future, is Aimee's love. But will he have the courage to embrace it? A psychological romantic drama, about a man, who forgets about his past and must put his faith in love, in order to gain a future. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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It's all film. It's all construction. But even so, it hurts.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sensuality and brief strong language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish | Swedish

Release Date:

26 September 2003 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Реконструкция See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,629, 12 September 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$72,762, 21 November 2004
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Filmfest Hamburg) | (original)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

August Holm: What happened there?
Aimee: Some young man, nothing.
August Holm: He tought he knew you?
Aimee: He tought he loved me
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Featured in Året der gik 2003 (2003) See more »

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Mad. Ave. Perfume AD
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Intriguing and Surrealstic
24 December 2007 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Copenhagen, the photographer Alex (Nicolaj Lie Kaas) is the boyfriend of Simone (Maria Bonnevie) and the Swedish painter Aimee (Maria Bonnevie) is the wife of the writer August Holm (Krister Henriksson). When Alex meets Aimee in a bar, they have one night stand and falls in love for each other. However, on the next days, Alex is forgotten by his girlfriend and friends, and sees his world vanishing and his romance with Aimee re-initiating.

"Reconstruction" is an intriguing and surrealistic romance that follows the school of David lynch. All the characters are needy of love, and one possible interpretation (actually my interpretation) for the plot is that August is writing his novel inspired in the needy of his wife an muse Aimee that feels lonely with his constant absence due to his lectures and meetings with his editor Monica. He develops and affair of the character Aimme with the also fictional Alex, a man that has difficulties to commit with and believe in love, being hard for him to say "I love you" to Simone. When Alex meets Aimee, he leaves his past relationship behind but it is hard for him to believe in the love of Aimee and he loses her, and the magic of their love is never accomplished. If the viewer is seeking an original screenplay raising many questions without much explanation and open to interpretation, supported by great performances and wonderful cinematography and music score, he or she will certainly love this little gem. Last but not the least, Maria Bonnevie is a very pretty and seductive woman. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Reconstrução de um Amor" ("Reconstruction of a Love")


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