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Reconstruction (2003)

A young man who thought himself already in love with a nice girl is drawn into a literary drama when he is captured by a deep and stimulating love affair.

Director:

Christoffer Boe
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Klaus Mulbjerg Klaus Mulbjerg ... Tryllekunstner
Nikolaj Lie Kaas ... Alex David
Maria Bonnevie ... Simone / Aimee
Krister Henriksson ... August Holm
Nicolas Bro ... Leo Sand
Peter Steen Peter Steen ... Mel David
Ida Dwinger Ida Dwinger ... Monica
Malene Schwartz ... Fru Banum (Mrs. Banum)
Helle Fagralid ... Nan Sand
Mercedes Claro Schelin Mercedes Claro Schelin ... Mercedes Sand
Jens Blegaa Jens Blegaa ... Waiter
Isabella Miehe-Renard Isabella Miehe-Renard ... Journalist
Katrin Muth Katrin Muth ... Bartender
David Dencik ... Bartender
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Storyline

Late one evening, Alex suddenly abandons his girlfriend, Simone, to follow the beautiful Aimee. In his encounter with Aimee, time and place dissolve for him and he becomes a stranger to Simone, towards whom he cannot return. Alex's future, is Aimee's love. But will he have the courage to embrace it? A psychological romantic drama, about a man, who forgets about his past and must put his faith in love, in order to gain a future. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Taglines:

It's all film. It's all construction. But even so, it hurts.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sensuality and brief strong language | See all certifications »
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Alex David: If you are my dream then I am yours.
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Connections

Featured in Trier, Kidman og Cannes (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Night & Day
by Cole Porter
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Outstanding film
11 June 2009 | by thieverycorp76See all my reviews

"This is how it always ends - a little magic, a little smoke, something floating. We begin like this. It's not like the beginning - so take it easy. But it's important. Believe me."

Christoffer Boe's debut film is a mesmerizing love story that challenges the viewer to follow his ever changing storyline in a very unique way. Boe warns "it's not so complicated - there are four people - Aimee and I, August - we are married. Then there's Alex, the young photographer and his beautiful girlfriend Simone - they're not married. Alex and Aimee are going to meet."

Boe creatively injects himself into the role of August, an author. "They're all looking for love" and thus the story begins. The surrealism that follows is captivating. August continually plays with, or reconstructs the storyline, which in turn affects Alex - essentially transforming him into a free-falling bystander of his own life, leaving him to deal with the choices he himself didn't actually make - but after all, he's just a fictional character from August's writings.

This personal favorite of mine is a testament that creativity, beautiful camera work and editing, solid acting, and the right choice of music can overcome the budget restraints most debuting directors face. This stylish film will not disappoint. It is all film. It is all construction.


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Details

Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish | Swedish

Release Date:

26 September 2003 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Реконструкция See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,629, 12 September 2004

Gross USA:

$73,516

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$471,107
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Filmfest Hamburg) | (original)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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