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A Funny Man

Martin Pieter Zandvliet, Denmark, 2011

116 min.DK/Feature

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.
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Danish title Dirch
Other titles A Funny Man
Director Martin Pieter Zandvliet
Screenplay Anders Frithiof August, Martin Pieter Zandvliet
Producer Mikael Christian Rieks
Director of Photography Jesper Tøffner
Composer Jeppe Kaas
Casting Gro Metha Therp, Ditte Kiel
Appearances Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Lars Ranthe, Lars Brygmann, Malou Reymann
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language Danish
Production companies Koncern TV- og Filmproduktion
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution
International sale LevelK /Over gården, 3. / Gammel Kongevej 137 / 1850 Frederiksberg C / t +45 4844 3072 / c +45 2010 8580 / tine.klint@levelk.dk / www.levelk.dk
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info 3163, 35 mm, 1,85:1 - Widescreen, Dolby SR
Danish theatrical release 25.08.2011
Cinemas Dagmar, Palads, Imperial, Albertslund Biograferne, Reprise Teatret, Grand, Gladsaxe Bio, Værløse Bio, BioCity (Tåstrup), Kastrup Bio, Birkerød Bio, Baltoppen Bio 1-2, Park Bio, Gentofte Kino, Glostrup Bio, CinemaxX, Bio Viften (Rødovre), Empire, Kinopalæet (Lyngby), Falkoner, Vanløse Bio samt 72 biografer i provinsen
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DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11

Companies

Production companies Koncern TV- og Filmproduktion
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution

Direction

Direction Martin Pieter Zandvliet
Casting Gro Metha Therp
Casting Ditte Kiel
1st assistant director Anders Barlebo
2nd assistant director Mette Kjærgaard
Extras coordinator Marie Skovgaard
Assistant extras coordinator Maj Holtegaard
Continuity Stine Monty Freddie
Continuity Karina Skovgaard
Voice coach Sanne Graulund

Script

Screenplay Anders Frithiof August
Screenplay Martin Pieter Zandvliet
Storyboard Cay Brøndum
Research Glennie Pettersson
Research Mai Weber Juul
Translation consultant Paprika Steen

Production

Producer Mikael Christian Rieks
Executive producer Henrik Zein
Executive producer Mikael Christian Rieks
Executive producer Jens Ulrik Pedersen
Executive producer Lena Haugaard
Line producer Louise Birk Petersen
Production coordinator Karina Kirkeby
Location manager Jacob-Ole Remming
Location manager: pre-production Lennart Storgaard
Producer's assistant Rasmus Abrahamsen
Post-producton coordinator Mette Høst Hansen
Post-producton coordinator Glennie Pettersson
Location manager Rasmus Rise Michaelsen
Location manager Kasper Krogh

Cinematography

Cinematographer Jesper Tøffner
1st assistant camera Daniel Parmo
Clapper/loader Lars Peen Rodt
Key grip Jeppe Lassen
Behind the scenes shooting Hans Kristensen
Camera operator: Arriscan Tobias Bach Hansen
Key grip assistant Bo "Bowie" Craner
Key grip assistant Rune A. Egegaard
Key grip assistant Magnus Ohmsen
1st assistant camera John Frimann Rasmussen
1st assistant camera Andreas Krohn
Steadicam Anders Holck
Steadicam Karsten Jacobsen
Steadicam Malte Udsen
Clapper/loader Philip Dessau
Dailies Anders Bloch-Rose

Stills

Still photographer Bjørn Bertheussen

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Jesper Westh
Gaffer: 2. unit Martin Lerche
Best boy Mathias Asger Rasmussen
Assistant lighting technician Noah Lynnerup
Assistant lighting technician Aske Wagner
Assistant lighting technician Tue Bengtsson
Assistant lighting technician Jacob Hoffmann
Assistant lighting technician Ronny Reinhold
Assistant lighting technician Gabriel Stefan

Editing

Editor Per Sandholt
Teaser editor Mikkel E.G. Nielsen
Trailer editor Mikkel E.G. Nielsen
Editing supervisor Janus Billeskov Jansen
Assistant editor Liv Lynge
Technical support Thomas Schougaard

Music

Composer Sune Martin
Music supervisor Jeppe Kaas
Music mixer Ossian Ryner
Music licensing Nis Bøgvad

Production design

Production designer Peter Grant
Production designer Charlotte Garnov
Property master Mathias Holmgren Hassing
Set decorator Allan Scott
Set dresser Benjamin Salomon
Set dresser: pre-production Thorkil Slebsager
Property assistant Line Snitker
Set dresser Karsten Noel Poulsen
Set dresser Sarah Larsen
Set dresser Igor Rado
Set dresser Adrian Oskar Hansen

Wardrobe

Key costumer Stine Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
Costume on set Margrethe Rasmussen
Costume on set Louize Nissen
Tailor Ole Kofoed
Tailor Birgitte Fürstnow

Makeup

Chief makeup artist Lis Kasper Bang
Makeup artist Susanne Herredsbjerg Søbye
Makeup assistant Marianne Larsen
Special effects makeup Tamar Aviv
Wigs Linda Coolie
Wigs Birthe Lyngsøe
Makeup artist Sara Sofia Kasper

Sound

Sound design Johannes Elling Dam
B-sound designer Alex Pavlovic
B-sound designer Jan Juhler
B-sound designer: post-production Alex Pavlovic
Foley artist Martin Langenbach

Visual effects

Art work Mia Selin
Colorist Thomas Therchilsen
Visual effects supervisor Martin Madsen
Visual effects Michael Holm
Visual effects Dann Sandgreen
Graphic design Morten Skytte
Conforming Rasmus Toft
Digital intermediate Per Sidor
Color timing Michael Nielsen
VFX production manager Gitte Wahl
Technical chief Ivan Schmidt

Stunt

Stunt coordinator Stig Günther

Choreography

Choreographer Niclas Bendixen

Appearance

Dirch Passer Nikolaj Lie Kaas
Kjeld Petersen Lars Ranthe
Stig Lommer Lars Brygmann
Bente Malou Reymann
Ove Sprogøe Morten Kirkskov
Preben Kaas Martin Buch
Judy Gringer Silja Eriksen Jensen
Hanne Passer Laura Christensen
Lommers assistent Kristian Halken
Inge Frederikke Cecilie Bertelsen
Daimi Annika Aakjær
Klaus Pagh Peter Reichhardt
Vicky Sarah Grünewald
Sitter Laura Bro
Dorte Passer, 5 & 7 år Marie Dietz
Dorte Passer, 10 år Alberte Elvira Nørregaard
Dorte Passer, 19 & 25 år Charlotte-Amalie Kirkegård Kehlet
Praktiserende læge Uffe Rørbæk Madsen
Hjertelæge Klaus Bondam
Josefine Passer som baby Jacob Levin-Christensen
Josefine Passer, 4 år Anna Helligsøe Haahr
Josefine Passer, 10 år Sasha Sofie Lund
Mus & Mænd instruktør Martin Pieter Zandvliet
Læge Hans Henrik Clemensen
Charles Tante, høj mand Esben Pretzmann
Håndlanger Jesper Riefensthal
Håndlanger Tom Jensen
Glædespige Signe Lindkvist
Stamherren, høj mand Mads Riisom
Fotograf Tom Hale
Journalist Anders Heinrichsen
Tjener Mads Knarreborg
Suffløse Simone Lykke
Trompetist Per Bruun
Sekretær Henriette Charma
Sygeplejerske Julie Sven Thalund
Curleys kone i Mus & Mænd Julie Zangenberg
Professor Welling Ole Dupont

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
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 2012 Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2012
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 2012 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2012
Robert, Best Song 2012 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2012

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Cinemateket 2012-11-20
Helsinki Film Festival 2012-09-15
Cinemateket 2012-09-09
Brussels Film Festival 2012-06-08
Transilvania International Film Festival 2012-06-01
Chicago EU-Filmfestival 2012-03-02
Goa - Int. Film Festival of India 2011-11-23
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2011-11-18
Washington EU Film Showcase - AFI 2011-11-03
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2011-11-02
Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 2011-10-06
Reykjavik Film Festival 2011-09-22
Toronto International Film Festival 2011-09-08
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2011-09-05
Cannes, Festival de 2011-05-11
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Type Source Author Date
Artikel Politiken Michael Bo 2012-02-23
Varia Berlingske Tidende Berlingske 2012-02-06
Varia Information ritzau 2012-02-06
Artikel Politiken 2011-12-26
Artikel Børsen ritzau 2011-12-22
Artikel Ekstra Bladet 2011-12-21
Artikel Information Martin Rasmussen 2011-11-16
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten 2011-11-09
Artikel Børsen Boersen 2011-09-30
Artikel Ekstra Bladet 2011-09-22
Varia Berlingske Tidende Kristian Lindberg 2011-09-04
Varia Berlingske Tidende Kristian Lindberg 2011-09-04
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Palle Weiss 2011-09-04
Artikel Berlingske Tidende Sesille Christophersen 2011-08-30
Artikel Ekstra Bladet 2011-08-30
Artikel BT Johan Lyngholm Pedersen 2011-08-27
Artikel BT Johan Lyngholm Pedersen 2011-08-27
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Bo Green Jensen 2011-08-26
Interview Weekendavisen Bo Green Jensen 2011-08-26
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Kristian Lindberg 2011-08-25
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet Kirstine Krefeld 2011-08-25
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet Kirstine Krefeld 2011-08-25
Anmeldelse Kristeligt Dagblad Palle Schantz Lauridsen 2011-08-25
Anmeldelse Metroexpress Frederik Asschenfeldt Vandrup 2011-08-25
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Nanna Frank Rasmussen 2011-08-25
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Anders Derlich 2011-08-25
Anmeldelse Politiken Kim Skotte 2011-08-25
Anmeldelse Politiken Kim Skotte 2011-08-25
Artikel Berlingske Tidende Sesille Christophersen 2011-08-25
Anmeldelse Information Jonas Varsted Kirkegard 2011-08-25
Artikel BT Olav Skaaning Andersen 2011-08-22
Anmeldelse BT Birgitte Grue 2011-08-21
Anmeldelse BT Birgitte Grue 2011-08-21
Interview Ekstra Bladet Zasha Sekjær 2011-08-21
Interview Ekstra Bladet Zasha Sekjær 2011-08-21
Interview Berlingske Tidende Kristian Lindberg 2011-08-19
Interview Berlingske Tidende Kristian Lindberg 2011-08-19
Artikel Information Soeren Larsen 2011-08-17
Varia Metroexpress Metroxpress 2011-08-17
Artikel Politiken 2011-08-11
Artikel BT Jan Eriksen 2010-12-31
Artikel Ekstra Bladet Niklas Roar 2010-12-31
Artikel Berlingske Tidende Ebbe Iversen 2010-08-30
Anmeldelse Børsen Brian Iskov 2010-08-25
Artikel BT B.T. 2010-08-11
Artikel Berlingske Tidende Ebbe Iversen 2010-08-11
Artikel Børsen Boersen 2010-08-11
Artikel Ekstra Bladet Kim Kastrup 2010-08-11
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten ritzau 2010-08-11
Artikel Politiken Nils Thorsen 2010-08-11
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