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John and Mia (2002)

John og Mia (original title)
John, 52, is a long-distance driver and lives alone after his wifes death. The daughter Mia, 21, has moved out. After a long-distance drive John is on his way home and makes a call at the ... See full summary »

Director:

Christian Dyekjær

Writers:

Christian Dyekjær (screenplay), Søren Frellesen (screenplay)
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Complete credited cast:
Dick Kaysø Dick Kaysø ... John
Mira Wanting Mira Wanting ... Mia
Niels Skousen Niels Skousen ... Karsten
Ali Kazim ... Rico
Stine Schrøder Jensen Stine Schrøder Jensen ... Katja (as Stine Schröder Jensen)
Anders Hove ... Porno Fotograf
Claus Strandberg Claus Strandberg ... Man ved opgang
Niels Stefansen Niels Stefansen ... Mand i pornostudio
David Stubbe Teglbjærg David Stubbe Teglbjærg ... Mand i pornostudio
Erling Bille Erling Bille ... Kund på tankstation
Søren Frellesen Søren Frellesen ... Mand foran tankstation
Heinz Frellesen Heinz Frellesen ... Mand foran tankstation
Niels A. Hansen Niels A. Hansen ... Dreng på tankstation (as Niels Hansen)
Jesper Schrøder Jesper Schrøder ... Dreng på tankstation (as Jesper Schröder)
Anne Møller Jensen Anne Møller Jensen ... Annie (as Annette Møller-Jensen)
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John, 52, is a long-distance driver and lives alone after his wifes death. The daughter Mia, 21, has moved out. After a long-distance drive John is on his way home and makes a call at the local gas station. He buys Christmas beers, a bag of frozen hash and rents a pornomovie. When John gets home he puts on the video. To his worst fear and surprise, he sees his daughter Mia, whom he hasn't really spoken to in several years, being the pornstar in the movie. Johns discovery is the start of his kind-hearted but clumsy attempt to revive the contact with his daughter. Written by Anonymous

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Dark estrangement
14 July 2004 | by pbnSee all my reviews

"John og Mia" is a 25-minute short from Danish director Christian Dyekjær. It is based on the good idea of a middle-aged man discovering his own daughter as the star of one of the adult movies he rents at the local gas station to comfort him in his not too stimulating life as a widowed truck driver.

The idea is good because it is surprising and because it begs action of the man and confrontation not only with his daughter, but with the detachment they have suffered. Without saying too much, the ending seems to say that estrangement within family can only ever be shallow - father and daughter share more than puts them apart.

Style is something different entirely. With its video pictures and dark lighting in anonymous settings this film offers a mood and a pace of its own, but fails to tell the story with anything except the most necessary ability. There are a few unnecessary scenes, and the entertainment level is not high. Dick Kaysø plays the father and more or less blends in with the interiors while Mira Wanting is the daughter who does well in those scenes that underline her sensibility as a woman and a daughter, especially the final scene. Actor and singer Niels Skousen is seen in a small role.


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Official Sites:

Danish Film Institute

Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

2 October 2002 (Denmark) See more »

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