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The Woman Who Dreamed of a Man (2010)

Kvinden der drømte om en mand (original title)
What happens when a sexual connection overwhelms all your senses? A woman puts everything on the line in pursuit of a passionate affair with a man she hardly knows.


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Per Fly (screenplay), Dorte Warnøe Høgh (screenplay) (as Dorthe Warnø Høgh)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Sonja Richter ... Karen
Marcin Dorocinski ... Maciek
Michael Nyqvist ... Johan
Alberte Blichfeldt Alberte Blichfeldt ... Josefine
Tammi Øst ... Marie
Sara Hjort Ditlevsen ... Receptionist (as Sara Hjort)
Janusz Francisziek Komodowski Janusz Francisziek Komodowski ... Doctor
Franck Monsigny Franck Monsigny ... Hotel receptionist in Paris
Monika Krzywkowska Monika Krzywkowska ... Maciek's wife
Olga Boladz ... Olga / Female student
Rafal Fudalej ... Tomek / Karen's assistant
Zygmunt Malanowicz ... Receptionist on Hotel Europejski
Jakub Snochowski Jakub Snochowski ... Receptionist in Poland
Michal Chilicki Michal Chilicki ... Old man on Hotel Europejski
Teresa Owczynnikow Teresa Owczynnikow ... Old woman in Poland


Karen is a successful Copenhagen-based fashion photographer who is happily married to Johan, a writer. But she works so constantly that she has little time for her husband and daughter. In her dreams, however, she has erotic encounters with an unknown man in an East European hotel room. At a photoshoot in Paris one day, she meets the stranger from her dreams for real: Maciek, a professor at Warsaw School of Economics and visiting from Poland. She feels an electric attraction that changes her life and begins an affair. She pursues him relentlessly. Her obsession increasingly causes her to lose control.

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Excellent Character Study
27 July 2010 | by joelebrun2003See all my reviews

This movie is a great character study that brings you under the skin of the two protagonists. One might have some criticism for the depth or quality of the dialogue, but dialogue is not what this film is about. It is about the emotions and the dreams, the tustles that the protagonists face within their inner selves and with those around them. These are transposed through the visuals rather than the dialogue. While the pace may be slow for some viewers, the crescendo and the climax are perfectly dosed creating a sublimely atmospheric piece of art-house cinema. I strongly recommend this movie to all lovers of true cinema.

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Denmark | Norway | Sweden | Poland | France


English | Danish | Swedish | Polish | French

Release Date:

21 January 2010 (Denmark) See more »

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Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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