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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

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 | man | See All (2) »

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

Referenced in Zulu Awards '12 - Den røde løber (2012) See more »

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The curse of a comedian
22 April 2012 | by stenssonSee all my reviews

Few knew him abroad, Dirch Passer. But he's a legend in Denmark. He died at 54.

We follow his stage life and maybe it's difficult for a foreigner to understand his fame, because the texts he performed weren't really funny, but rather vulgar. But Passer was loved, not understanding why.

The main scene, which is also very touching, is when he performs "Mice and Men" and the audience laughs. Passer starts to cry for real, which makes the audience laugh even more. That's the curse of the comedian.

He worked and also drank himself to death. But it's more a film about the conditions of Passer, not the conditions of those who are expected and believed to be funny.


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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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