This charming man

Martin Strange-Hansen, Denmark, 2003

29 min.DK/Short fiction

After years on the dole 35-year-old Lars Hansen is sent on a retraining scheme. One day at the job centre his file gets mixed up with that of El Hassan, a Pakistani. When Lars Hansen tries to return to his own identity he discovers that Ida, for whom he had a passion in his youth, is teaching the "Danish as a Second Language" course, but can't start until El Hassan shows up. Lars Hansen puts on a disguise and turns up as El Hassan. He slowly wins Ida's heart. But the truth comes out and he has to move heaven and earth to regain his lost love.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Der er en yndig mand
Danish title Der er en yndig mand
Other titles Der er en yndig mand - Habibta min elskede
Keywords Immigrants, Love, Racism, Umemployment, Mix-ups
Director Martin Strange-Hansen
Screenplay Flemming Christian Klem, Martin Strange-Hansen
Producer Mie Andreasen
Director of Photography Kim Hattesen
Editor Mahi Rahgozar
Sound Hans Christian Kock
Composer Flemming Nordkrog
Appearance Martin Buch, Camilla Bendix, Farshad Kholghi, Martin Hestbæk
Production country Denmark
Production company M&M Productions
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
International sales DR International Sales
Technical info 35 mm, color
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company M&M Productions
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut


Direction Martin Strange-Hansen


Screenplay Flemming Christian Klem
Screenplay Martin Strange-Hansen


Producer Mie Andreasen


Cinematographer Kim Hattesen


Still photographer Jane Vorre


Editor Mahi Rahgozar


Composer Flemming Nordkrog


Sound designer Hans Christian Kock


Appearance Martin Buch
Appearance Camilla Bendix
Appearance Farshad Kholghi
Appearance Martin Hestbæk
Appearance Michel Castenholt
Appearance Niels-Martin Eriksen
Appearance Anette Støvelbæk
Appearance Charlotte Munksgaard
Appearance Benjamin Boe Rasmussen
Appearance Thomas Baldus
Appearance Cecilie Thomsen
Appearance Lisbeth Wulff

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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festival
Oscar 2003 Los Angeles, Oscar Nomination Screening 2003

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2012-08-20
Les Arcs European Film Festival 2010-12-11
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2006-11-11
Mumbai Film Festival 2004-02-03
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2003-10-30
Busan International Film Festival 2003-10-02
Los Angeles, Oscar Nomination Screening 2003-10-01
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2003-08-11
Locarno, Festival internazionale del film 2003-08-06
Krakow Film Festival 2003-05-28
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2003-04-05
Göteborg International Film Festival 2003-01-24
Oulu Nordisk Panorama 2002-09-24
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