The Irresistible Man

Mette Korsgaard, Denmark, 2019

58 min.DK/Documentary

Director Mette Korsgaard considers herself a feminist and a gender equality advocate. She cannot understand why her husband, the high-profile journalist Niels, won''t fight for women''s rights, considering how many other issues he''s willing to fight for. When their daughter Marie decides to study engineering, and Niels becomes aware of the fact that Marie is treated differently from the men in her field, his interest in the topic is aroused. At the same time, the director realizes that she herself is a male chauvinist. To understand it all, she starts studying herself, her own family, films, art, and consults the scientific world to gain insight into how our subconscious notions about gender impact our opportunities in life. Do we unconsciously prefer men to women?
Basic information Credits
Original title Min uimodståelige mand
Danish title Min uimodståelige mand
Keywords Denmark, Women, Gender roles, Sexism, 2010-2019
Director Mette Korsgaard
Producer Malene Flindt Pedersen
Director of Photography Mette Korsgaard, Morten Bruus, Lise Borchert, Anne Isbak, Jella Bethmann
Editor Jella Bethmann
Sound Jais Kringelbach
Appearance Niels Krause-Kjær, Lotte Andersen, Charlotte Sachs Bostrup, Louise Mieritz
Production country Denmark
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Production company
Executive Producer Hansen & Pedersen Film og Fjernsyn
With support from DR K, Det Danske Filminstitut, Undervisningsministeriet, Creative Europe


Direction Mette Korsgaard


Producer Malene Flindt Pedersen
Production manager Signe Skov Thomsen
Production manager Jonas Bruun
Production assistant Dorte Lykke Christiansen


Cinematographer Mette Korsgaard
Cinematographer Morten Bruus
Cinematographer Lise Borchert
Cinematographer Anne Isbak
Cinematographer Jella Bethmann


Editor Jella Bethmann


Music Rasmus Fynbo


Sound engineer Jais Kringelbach

Visual effects

Graphic design Rune Søgaard
Grading Tobias Grundahl Ottosen


Appearance Niels Krause-Kjær
Appearance Lotte Andersen
Appearance Charlotte Sachs Bostrup
Appearance Louise Mieritz
Appearance Ditte Hansen
Appearance Mikkel Wallentin
Appearance Cordelia Fine
Appearance Lea Skewes
Appearance Hans Alf
Appearance Trine Søndergaard
Appearance Malene Landgreen
Appearance Lise Malinovsky
Appearance Anette Harboe Flensburg
Appearance Heidi Robdrup

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