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The Man

Australian Premiere
The Man
Perth Opening Night Selection
18+ (exemption)
Danish and Norwegian with English subtitles
Denmark | Drama/Comedy | 2017 | 94'
Director: Charlotte Sieling
Cast: Søren Malling, Jakob Oftebro, Ane Dahl Torp, Søren Pilmark

Packed with an all-star cast, The Man marks the triumphant return to the big screen of prolific writer/director, Charlotte Sieling (The Killing, Borgen, The Bridge, Homeland); using an intergenerational rivalry to satirise the trendy Copenhagen arts scene.

Celebrity artist Simon Brahe (Søren Malling, Small Town Killers Scandi FF 2017) is “The Man” of the Copenhagen arts scene, he’s got a trendy studio apartment, a team of unquestioning interns and has nailed his look of silk pyjamas, which he wears everywhere. Until his world is shaken by the appearance of his estranged and very handsome son, Casper (Jakob Oftebro, Festival guest Scandi FF 2016). Casper is a celebrated and internationally renowned street artist operating under the name “The Ghost”. Simon becomes convinced his son is out to usurp him, especially when Casper begins garnering the attention and acclaim that Simon holds so dear, including from Simon’s girlfriend Darling (Ane Dahl Torp, The Wave, Scandi FF 2016).

The chameleon-like Malling attacks his role with gusto.
New Directors Competition, Seattle International Film Festival 2017