A Funny Man / Dirch

Martin Pieter Zandvliet (DK, 2011)

Dirch (Martin Pieter Zandvliet, DK, 2011)
Foto: Bjørn Bertheussen

Opening in the seductive style of the sixties, »A Funny Man« uncovers the perennial loneliness that comedian Dirch Passer (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) has found himself in after a fast-tracked rise to fame. He struggles between his own desire to gain critical respect and servicing the audience¿s needs. Costing his kindred friendship to on-stage partner Kjeld Petersen (Lars Ranthe) Dirch takes on Steinbeck's classic »Of Mice and Men«, only for the audience to break out in laughter at his first line. Dirch's Lennie becomes a running joke, and so has, Dirch believes, his own life.

CategoryDK/Feature

Basic information

Danish titleDirch
Director of PhotographyJesper Tøffner
EditorPer Sandholt
ComposerSune Martin
Production designerPeter Grant, Charlotte Garnov
Danish theatrical release25.08.2011
Production countryDenmark
Dialogue languageDanish
Duration116 min.
Production companyKoncern TV- og Filmproduktion
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution
International saleLevelK / Gammel Kongevej 137 / Over gården, 3. / DK-1850 Frederiksberg C / t +45 4844 3072 / tine.klint@levelk.dk / www.levelk.dk
Festival informationDanish Film Institute
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Additional information

Technical info3163 meters / 35 mm / 1,85:1 - Widescreen / Dolby SR
Length in meters3370 m
Danish ratingAllowed for children over the age of 11
Find morewww.dirchfilmen.dk

Full credits

Direction
Ditte KielCasting
Anders Barlebo1st assistant director
Mette Kjærgaard2nd assistant director
Marie SkovgaardExtras coordinator
Maj HoltegaardAssistant extras coordinator
Karina SkovgaardContinuity
Sanne GraulundVoice coach
Script
Cay BrøndumStoryboard
Mai Weber JuulResearch
Paprika SteenTranslation consultant
Production
Henrik ZeinExecutive producer
Mikael Christian RieksExecutive producer
Jens Ulrik PedersenExecutive producer
Lena HaugaardExecutive producer
Louise Birk PetersenLine producer
Karina KirkebyProduction coordinator
Jacob-Ole RemmingLocation manager
Lennart StorgaardLocation manager: pre-production
Rasmus AbrahamsenProducer's assistant
Mette Høst HansenPost-producton coordinator
Glennie PetterssonPost-producton coordinator
Rasmus Rise MichaelsenLocation manager
Kasper KroghLocation manager
Cinematography
Jesper TøffnerCinematographer
Daniel Parmo1st assistant camera
Lars Peen RodtClapper/loader
Jeppe LassenKey grip
Hans KristensenBehind the scenes shooting
Tobias Bach HansenCamera operator: Arriscan
Bo "Bowie" CranerKey grip assistant
Rune A. EgegaardKey grip assistant
Magnus OhmsenKey grip assistant
John Frimann Rasmussen1st assistant camera
Andreas Krohn1st assistant camera
Anders HolckSteadicam
Karsten JacobsenSteadicam
Malte UdsenSteadicam
Philip DessauClapper/loader
Stills
Bjørn BertheussenStill photographer
Electrical dept.
Jesper WesthGaffer
Martin LercheGaffer: 2. unit
Noah LynnerupAssistant lighting technician
Aske WagnerAssistant lighting technician
Tue BengtssonAssistant lighting technician
Jacob HoffmannAssistant lighting technician
Ronny ReinholdAssistant lighting technician
Gabriel StefanAssistant lighting technician
Editing
Per SandholtEditor
Mikkel E.G. NielsenTeaser editor
Mikkel E.G. NielsenTrailer editor
Janus Billeskov JansenEditing supervisor
Liv LyngeAssistant editor
Thomas SchougaardTechnical support
Music
Sune MartinComposer
Jeppe KaasMusic supervisor
Ossian RynerMusic mixer
Nis BøgvadMusic licensing
Production design
Peter GrantProduction designer
Charlotte GarnovProduction designer
Mathias Holmgren HassingProperty master
Allan ScottSet decorator
Benjamin SalomonSet dresser
Thorkil SlebsagerSet dresser: pre-production
Line SnitkerProperty assistant
Sarah LarsenSet dresser
Igor RadoSet dresser
Adrian Oskar HansenSet dresser
Wardrobe
Margrethe RasmussenCostume on set
Louize NissenCostume on set
Ole KofoedTailor
Makeup
Lis Kasper BangChief makeup artist
Marianne LarsenMakeup assistant
Tamar AvivSpecial effects makeup
Sara Sofia KasperMakeup artist
Sound
Johannes Elling DamSound design
Alex PavlovicB-sound designer
Jan JuhlerB-sound designer
Alex PavlovicB-sound designer: post-production
Martin LangenbachFoley artist
Visual effects
Mia SelinArt work
Martin MadsenVisual effects supervisor
Michael HolmVisual effects
Dann SandgreenVisual effects
Morten SkytteGraphic design
Rasmus ToftConforming
Per SidorDigital intermediate
Michael NielsenColor timing
Gitte WahlVFX production manager
Ivan SchmidtTechnical chief
Stunt
Stig GüntherStunt coordinator
Choreography
Niclas BendixenChoreographer
Appearance
Nikolaj Lie KaasDirch Passer
Lars RantheKjeld Petersen
Lars BrygmannStig Lommer
Morten KirkskovOve Sprogøe
Martin BuchPreben Kaas
Silja Eriksen JensenJudy Gringer
Laura ChristensenHanne Passer
Kristian HalkenLommers assistent
Peter ReichhardtKlaus Pagh
Laura BroSitter
Marie DietzDorte Passer, 5 & 7 år
Alberte Elvira NørregaardDorte Passer, 10 år
Charlotte-Amalie Kirkegård KehletDorte Passer, 19 & 25 år
Uffe Rørbæk MadsenPraktiserende læge
Klaus BondamHjertelæge
Jacob Levin-ChristensenJosefine Passer som baby
Anna Helligsøe HaahrJosefine Passer, 4 år
Sasha Sofie LundJosefine Passer, 10 år
Martin Pieter ZandvlietMus & Mænd instruktør
Esben PretzmannCharles Tante, høj mand
Jesper RiefensthalHåndlanger
Tom JensenHåndlanger
Signe LindkvistGlædespige
Mads RiisomStamherren, høj mand
Tom HaleFotograf
Anders HeinrichsenJournalist
Simone LykkeSuffløse
Per BruunTrompetist
Henriette CharmaSekretær
Julie Sven ThalundSygeplejerske
Julie ZangenbergCurleys kone i Mus & Mænd
Ole DupontProfessor Welling
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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festivals
Robert, Best Male Leading Role 2012 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2012
Robert, Best Supporting Actor 2012 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2012
Robert, Best Costumes 2012 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2012
Robert, Best Make Up 2012 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2012
Robert, Best Original Music:
Sune Martin
2012 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2012
Robert, Best Song 2012 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2012
Bodil, Best Actor 2012 Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2012
Bodil, Best Male Supporting Role 2012 Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2012
Audience Award 2012 Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2012
Best Production Design:
Peter Henry Grant
Charlotte Bay Garnov
2012 Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2012
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Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date
Helsinki Film Festival 15-09-2012
Brussels Film Festival 08-06-2012
Transilvania International Film Festival 01-06-2012
Chicago EU-Filmfestival 02-03-2012
Goa - Int. Film Festival of India 23-11-2011
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 18-11-2011
Washington EU Film Showcase - AFI 03-11-2011
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 02-11-2011
Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 06-10-2011
Reykjavik Film Festival 22-09-2011
Toronto International Film Festival 08-09-2011
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 05-09-2011
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Martin Pieter Zandvliet

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Press material

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A FUNNY MAN. Main still. Nikolaj Lie Kaas (Dirch) and Lars Ranthe (Keld) Photo: Bjørn Bertheussen. A FUNNY MAN. Main still. Nikolaj Lie Kaas (Dirch) and Lars Ranthe (Keld)
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A FUNNY MAN. Lars Ranthe (Keld) and Nikolaj Lie Kaas (Dirch) Photo: Bjørn Bertheussen. A FUNNY MAN. Lars Ranthe (Keld) and Nikolaj Lie Kaas (Dirch)
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A FUNNY MAN. Nikolaj Lie Kaas (Dirch) and Lars Ranthe (Keld) Photo: Bjørn Bertheussen. A FUNNY MAN. Nikolaj Lie Kaas (Dirch) and Lars Ranthe (Keld)
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A FUNNY MAN. Nikolaj Lie Kaas (Dirch).3 Photo: Jesper Tøffner. A FUNNY MAN. Nikolaj Lie Kaas (Dirch)
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A FUNNY MAN. Portrait of director Martin Pieter Zandvliet Photo: Jesper Tøffner. A FUNNY MAN. Director Martin Pieter Zandvliet
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A FUNNY MAN. Portrait of producer Mikael Chr  Rieks Photo: Carsten Villadsen. A FUNNY MAN. Producer Mikael Christian Rieks
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Reviews and articles

Artikel (Politiken - Bo, 23 February 2012)

Varia (Berlingske Tidende, 6 February 2012)

Varia (Information - Ritzau, 6 February 2012)

Artikel (Politiken, 26 December 2011)

Varia (Børsen - Martini, 23 December 2011)

Varia (Børsen - Martini, 23 December 2011)

Artikel (Børsen - Ritzau, 22 December 2011)

Artikel (Ekstra Bladet - Bladet, 21 December 2011)

Artikel (Information - Rasmussen, 16 November 2011)

Artikel (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten, 9 November 2011)

Artikel (Børsen, 30 September 2011)

Artikel (Ekstra Bladet - Bladet, 22 September 2011)

Varia (Berlingske Tidende - Lindberg, 4 September 2011)

Varia (Berlingske Tidende - Lindberg, 4 September 2011)

Artikel (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Weiss, 4 September 2011)

Artikel (Berlingske Tidende - Christophersen, 30 August 2011)

Artikel (Ekstra Bladet - Bladet, 30 August 2011)

Artikel (BT - Lyngholm Pedersen, 27 August 2011)

Artikel (BT - Lyngholm Pedersen, 27 August 2011)

Anmeldelse (Weekendavisen - Green Jensen, 26 August 2011)

Interview (Weekendavisen - Green Jensen, 26 August 2011)

Anmeldelse (Berlingske Tidende - Lindberg, 25 August 2011)

Anmeldelse (Ekstra Bladet - Krefeld, 25 August 2011)

Anmeldelse (Ekstra Bladet - Krefeld, 25 August 2011)

Anmeldelse (Kristeligt Dagblad - Schantz Lauridsen, 25 August 2011)

Anmeldelse (Metroexpress - Vandrup, 25 August 2011)

Anmeldelse (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Frank Rasmussen, 25 August 2011)

Artikel (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Derlich, 25 August 2011)

Anmeldelse (Politiken - Skotte Christensen, 25 August 2011)

Anmeldelse (Politiken - Skotte Christensen, 25 August 2011)

Artikel (Berlingske Tidende - Christophersen, 25 August 2011)

Anmeldelse (Information - Kirkegaard, 25 August 2011)

Artikel (BT - Skaaning Andersen, 22 August 2011)

Anmeldelse (BT - Grue, 21 August 2011)

Anmeldelse (BT - Grue, 21 August 2011)

Interview (Ekstra Bladet - Sekjær, 21 August 2011)

Interview (Ekstra Bladet - Sekjær, 21 August 2011)

Interview (Berlingske Tidende - Lindberg, 19 August 2011)

Interview (Berlingske Tidende - Lindberg, 19 August 2011)

Artikel (Information - Larsen, 17 August 2011)

Varia (Metroexpress - MetroXpress, 17 August 2011)

Artikel (Politiken, 11 August 2011)

Artikel (BT - Eriksen, 31 December 2010)

Artikel (Ekstra Bladet - Roar, 31 December 2010)

Artikel (Berlingske Tidende - Iversen, 30 August 2010)

Anmeldelse (Børsen - Iskov, 25 August 2010)

Artikel (BT, 11 August 2010)

Artikel (Berlingske Tidende - Iversen, 11 August 2010)

Artikel (Børsen, 11 August 2010)

Artikel (Ekstra Bladet - Kastrup, 11 August 2010)

Artikel (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Ritzau, 11 August 2010)

Artikel (Politiken - Thorsen, 11 August 2010)

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The script

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Wednesday & Friday 12-16:00

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