Truly Human

Åke Sandgren, Denmark, 2001

94 min.DK/Feature

A contemporary fable about an invisible man who is given the chance to become a real human being. "P" is an imaginary character in the mind of seven-year-old Lisa. He lives behind the wallpaper in her bedroom. One day the house is demolished and he emerges from the rubble. With no language or identity he sets out into the human world, ending up at a refugee centre. This is the start of the account of "P's" dramatic progress through decline on his way to become truly human.
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Original title Et rigtigt menneske
Danish title Et rigtigt menneske
Other titles Dogme #18
Director Åke Sandgren
Screenplay Åke Sandgren
Director of Photography Dirk Brüel
Editor Kasper Leick
Sound Mikkel Groos
Casting Rie Hedegaard
Appearance Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Clara Nepper Winther, Peter Mygind, Susan A. Olsen
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution
International sales TrustNordisk
Technical info 35 mm, 1,37:1 Academy, color, Dolby
Danish theatrical release 27.04.2001
Cinemas Dagmar, Palads, Grand, Gladsaxe Bio, Empire samt ni biografer i provinsen. (Forpremiere ved Natfilmfestival i København 2.4. 2001)
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company Zentropa Entertainments
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution


Direction Åke Sandgren
Continuity Annemarie Aaes
Casting Rie Hedegaard


Script Åke Sandgren


Production Ib Tardini
Executive producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen
Production manager Kamilla Monies
Unit manager Caroline Poulsen
Post-producton coordinator Anne Katrine Andersen
Production assistant Sarita Christensen


Cinematography Dirk Brüel


Still photographer Per Arnesen


Editing Kasper Leick


Wardrobe Malin Birch-Jensen


Sound Mikkel Groos


Stunt Stig Günther


"P" Nikolaj Lie Kaas
Lisa Clara Nepper Winther
Walter, Lisas far Peter Mygind
Charlotte, Lisas mor Susan A. Olsen
Skotøjshandler Stromboli Troels II Munk
Tanja Line Kruse
Ulrik Klaus Bondam
Molly Charlotte Munksgaard
Benny Oliver Zahle
Kjeldsen Søren Hauch-Fausbøll
Sedergren Peter Belli
Anna Anne Oppenhagen Pagh
Appearance Henrik Birch
Appearance Mogens Holm

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