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In Danish and Norwegian with English subtitles
For audiences aged 12 and above
|Nasty father-son relations are set off against the high-stakes art world in "The Man," an ultra-slick, very Danish take on inter-generational rivalry and the treacherous battle to always remain on top. Entitled superstar artists usually capture the literate public's imagination, especially when they misbehave, and there's a certain amount of exaggerated fun in the way the lead character is conceived - something like a cross between Julian Schnabel and Jeff Koons. Director/scripter Charlotte Sieling returns to features after notable success on TV with Scandi series including "The Killing" and "The Bridge," plus U.S. shows like "Homeland," and while there's a playful perversity in this, her second film, its attractions generate only passing diversions.
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Director: Charlotte Sieling
Charlotte Sieling (born in 1960) is a Danish director, screenwriter and director. She has for example directed in Danish TV Shows, such as The Bridge and Borgen. The Man is her second full-length feature film.
|Screenplay: Charlotte Sieling
Cast: Søren Malling, Jakob Oftebro, Ane Dahl Torp, Sus Wilkins, Søren Pilmark, Thomas Hwan, Marie Lydie Melono Nokouda, Evrim Benli, Simon Bennebjerg, Jessica Dinnage
Production: Lars Bredo Rahbek & Jonas Frederiksen / Nimbus Film
Copy: Det Danske Filminstitut