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Mifune

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Mifune

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
99 minutes
performer:
Jesper Asholt, Anders W. Berthelsen, Soren Kragh-Jacobsen
director:
Soren Kragh-Jacobsen
distributor:
Sony Pictures Classics
author:
Soren Kragh-Jacobsen
genre:
Romance, Foreign Language

We gave it a B+

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+