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A Funny Man (2011)

Dirch (original title)
Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | 25 August 2011 (Denmark)
A biography of the Danish actor and comedian, Dirch Passer.

Director:

Martin Zandvliet

Writers:

Anders Frithiof August (screenplay), Martin Zandvliet (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nikolaj Lie Kaas ... Dirch Passer
Lars Ranthe Lars Ranthe ... Kjeld Petersen
Lars Brygmann ... Stig Lommer
Malou Reymann Malou Reymann ... Bente Askjær (as Malou Leth Reymann)
Morten Kirkskov ... Ove Sprogøe
Frederikke Cecilie Berthelsen Frederikke Cecilie Berthelsen ... Inge (as Frederikke Cecilie Bertelsen)
Silja Eriksen Jensen Silja Eriksen Jensen ... Judy Gringer
Laura Christensen ... Hanne
Sarah Grünewald Sarah Grünewald ... Vicky
Martin Buch ... Preben Kaas
Laura Bro ... Sitter Horne-Rasmussen
Marie Dietz Marie Dietz ... Dorte Passer, 5 & 7 år
Alberte Elvira Nørregaard Alberte Elvira Nørregaard ... Dorte Passer, 10 år
Charlotte Amalie Kirkegaard Kehlet Charlotte Amalie Kirkegaard Kehlet ... Dorte Passer, 19 & 25 år
Kristian Halken Kristian Halken ... Lommers assistent
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A biography of the Danish actor and comedian, Dirch Passer.

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based on real person | See All (1) »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

According to Nikolaj Lie Kaas, one of Dirch Passers most memorable sketches, "Hoppegyngen", also depicted in the movie, was inspired by him as a child. Preben Kaas (played by Martin Buch), Nikolajs father, got the idea when he gave Nikolaj a similar toy as a gift. See more »

Quotes

Stig Lommer: Mange ting har han budt mig, men at dø på premiereaftenen det er sgu godt nok det værste!
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Connections

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Dirch - what a story!
21 September 2011 | by Babes-2See all my reviews

I went to see the Danish movie Dirch last night having heard mixed reviews ahead of my visit.

As the movie passed, it sort of 'grew' into this fascinating insight story about a great but very shy and insecure comedian who lived his life upon the expectations of others. He was simply unable to say 'No'. His insecurity incessantly made him chase the applause of the audience and his surroundings, and his shyness prevented him from gaining the security and support of close relationships.

All this affected his family life, his work, the friendship with his best friend and fellow comedian Kjeld and - not least - the quality of his all too short life.

A strong and sad but also beautiful movie with absolutely amazing performances by most actors but especially Nikolaj Lie Kaas in the role as Dirch!


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

25 August 2011 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

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$5,772,688
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2.35 : 1
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