In Mifune, a just-married Copenhagen yuppie (Berthelson) returns to the family farm to care for his simpleton brother — and falls for the call girl (High Fidelity’s Hjejle) whom he has hired as housekeeper. Some Tinseltown director could make a slick romantic comedy out of all this (Rain Man meets Pretty Woman), but Soren Kragh-Jacobsen, a Dogma 95 disciple, eschews calculated gags and cheap sentiment, favoring a sprawl of messily real emotions. Quick, catch this charmer before Hollywood gets its hands on the remake rights. B+
Genre: Romance, Foreign Language; Starring: Jesper Asholt, Anders W. Berthelsen, Soren Kragh-Jacobsen; Director: Soren Kragh-Jacobsen; Author: Soren Kragh-Jacobsen; Runtime (in minutes): 99; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Posted August 18 2000 — 12:00 AM EDT
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