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Truly Human (2001)

Et rigtigt menneske (original title)
A modern fable about an invisible man who gets the chance to become a real human being. He has to learn to be brave, honest and conscientious. 'P' is a fantasy figure, living behind the ... See full summary »

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Åke Sandgren (uncredited)

Writer:

Åke Sandgren
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nikolaj Lie Kaas ... P
Peter Mygind ... Walther
Susan Olsen Susan Olsen ... Charlotte (as Susan A Olsen)
Troels II Munk Troels II Munk ... Stromboli
Line Kruse Line Kruse ... Tanja
Søren Hauch-Fausbøll Søren Hauch-Fausbøll ... Kjeldsen
Clara Nepper Winther Clara Nepper Winther ... Lisa
Oliver Zahle Oliver Zahle ... Benny
Charlotte Munksgaard Charlotte Munksgaard ... Molly (as Chalotte Munksgaard)
Klaus Bondam Klaus Bondam ... Ulrik
Peter Belli Peter Belli ... Sedergren
Hans Henrik Voetmann Hans Henrik Voetmann ... Kunde i Skobutik
Jesper Asholt Jesper Asholt ... Tern
Henning Palner Henning Palner ... Forsberg
Anne O. Pagh Anne O. Pagh ... Anna, Sekretær (as Anne Oppenhagen Pagh)
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A modern fable about an invisible man who gets the chance to become a real human being. He has to learn to be brave, honest and conscientious. 'P' is a fantasy figure, living behind the wallpaper in seven year-old Lisa's bedroom. Due to the destruction of the building in which Lisa lives, P leaves Lisa and her fantasy world. He ends up at a refugee center, where he learns Danish and becomes an integrated member of society. An apartment is assigned to P and he gets a job in a shoe store. P's naiveté and good will makes him an easy prey. Without being guilty, he becomes under suspicion of being a wanted child molester. This is the story of P's dramatic journey through the Fall of Man in an attempt to become a good citizen. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

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Official Sites:

Zentropa/Nordisk Film

Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

27 April 2001 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Dogme # 18 - Et rigtigt menneske See more »

Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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3 stars
14 May 2002 | by mwestonSee all my reviews

Walther and Charlotte are a not-so-happily married couple with a daughter named Lisa, and would have had an older son if they hadn't chosen to abort him. Lisa imagines that her brother lives inside the wall of their apartment. As this Dogme95 film opens, the building that they live in is about to be torn down, and when it is torn down, we see someone crawl out of the rubble. He thinks he is Walther and Charlotte's son and he appears to be in his early 20's, but he doesn't know his own name or have any idea about even the most simple aspects of daily life. How this simple man interacts with the not-so-simple world is reminiscent of Chauncey Gardner in "Being There," while the strange aspects of his origins makes it feel just a little like "The Sixth Sense."

This fantasy aspect makes this an unusual Dogme95 film, and would seem to break rule #8 (genre movies). It seems likely to me that rule #2 (sound) was also broken at times, and I'm not sure about #5 (optical work and filters). As far as the acting, which is normally what makes or breaks a Dogme95 film, the parents and other "normal" people were fairly good, while the main character was a bit weak. If you're a fan of Dogme95 films or if the description sounds intriguing, this film is definitely worth seeing. Seen at the San Francisco International Film Festival on 5/1/2002.


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