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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
12 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Taglines:

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:

$13,629, 12 September 2004

Gross USA:

$73,516

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$471,107
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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

Narrator: It is a film. Everything is constructed. Still it hurts.
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Connections

Featured in Året der gik 2003 (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Night & Day
by Cole Porter
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When the jungle shadows fall
22 February 2007 | by richard_sleboeSee all my reviews

Grainy flicker. A smoking man comes on the screen. He performs a piece of legerdemain with his cigarette. Soft, hypnotic voice-over in Danish. "It's just a movie. It's all constructed. But it hurts anyway." Lars von Trier's cinematic creed? The voice of God? The opening scene, I think I have seen it before. I know I *meant* to see the movie at a recent festival, but I also know that I didn't. Maybe on TV? The next scene, it's set in a hotel I think I know. I do! It's the Copenhagen Airport Hilton. I have stayed there, traveling for work. As I walk out of the theater, Cole Porter playing over the closing credits, I see a blonde girl in pointed boots who is the spitting image of Maria Bonnevie, Christoffer Boe's lovely leading lady. She tries to talk her boyfriend into taking a cab, what with the rain and all. It's that kind of movie.


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