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Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 22 August 2012 (USA)
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Dennis, a painfully shy 38-year-old bodybuilder who lives with his mother, sets off to Thailand in search of love.

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Mads Matthiesen

Writers:

Mads Matthiesen (screenplay), Martin Zandvliet (screenplay) (as Martin Pieter Zandvliet)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Kold ... Dennis
Elsebeth Steentoft Elsebeth Steentoft ... Ingrid
Lamaiporn Sangmanee Hougaard Lamaiporn Sangmanee Hougaard ... Toi
David Winters ... Scott
Allan Mogensen Allan Mogensen ... Bent
Sukunya Mongkol Sukunya Mongkol ... Phat
Barbara Zatler Barbara Zatler ... Sasha
Prap Poramabhuti Prap Poramabhuti ... Prap
Sukianya Suwan Sukianya Suwan ... Aoi
John Winters John Winters ... Jeff (as Jonathan Winters)
Paweena Im-Erb Paweena Im-Erb ... Nok
Songporn Na Bangchang Songporn Na Bangchang ... Nuu
Patrick Johnson Patrick Johnson ... Lars
Per Otto Bersang Rasmussen Per Otto Bersang Rasmussen ... Real estate agent (as Per Otto Rasmussen)
Kritsania Promsiriruk Kritsania Promsiriruk ... Miss May
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Storyline

The 38-year-old bodybuilder Dennis would really like to find true love. He has never had a girlfriend and lives alone with his mother in a suburb of Copenhagen. When his uncle marries a girl from Thailand, Dennis decides to try his own luck on a trip to Pattaya, as it seems that love is easier to find in Thailand. He knows that his mother would never accept another woman in his life, so he lies and tells her that he is going to Germany. Dennis has never been out traveling before and the hectic Pattaya is a huge cultural shock for him. The intrusive Thai girls give big bruises to Dennis' naive picture of what love should be like, and he is about to lose hope when he unexpectedly meets the Thai woman Toi. Written by SF Film

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish | Thai | English

Release Date:

22 August 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,388, 26 August 2012

Gross USA:

$16,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,561
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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This is a gentle and elegant movie, not a plot movie, not a story movie
29 August 2012 | by rickyveeSee all my reviews

It's a "feeling" movie. It's about a mood, a feeling. Inside one person, searching for it in another person. The feeling is gentleness. And the pervasive powerful, insistent sense of it coming out of such a person, is just... amazing.

It's totally a visual movie. The content and plot are nothing to be concerned with, they are Normal.

Watch how Abnormal this guy is. Watch how he persistently avoids the Normal and finds another person like himself. (She's actually quite a bit more normal than he is)

He is a Mountain, a Monument of abnormality, dedicated to being gentle in a world that is almost completely unable to let me (or any of us, for the matter) be gentle.

And it's Not just his nature, it's also a dedication. And somehow he Uses that bodybuilding to reinforce his gentleness. He Moves gently.

It's quite a performance. I have no idea who he is, or what he actually is like, nor do I care. But here, he and the director have built... and elephant of a person. Huge, powerful, and gentle.

Joy to watch.


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