Mifune's Last Song (Mifune) (Mifunes sidste sang) (2000) - Rotten Tomatoes

Mifune's Last Song (Mifune) (Mifunes sidste sang) (2000)

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In this film, Kresten comes from humble country origins but now lives in the yuppie circles of Copenhagen and has the prospects of a glittering career. However, a telephone call on his wedding night shatters his hopes of a better life.
Rating:
R (for strong sexuality and language, and for some violence)
Genre:
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama , Romance
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
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On DVD:
Runtime:
Studio:
Sony Pictures Classics

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Cast

Iben Hjejle
as Liva Psilander
Emil Tarding
as Bjarke Psilander
Anders Hove
as Gerner
Paprika Steen
as Pernille
Søren Fauli
as Stemmen
Søren Malling
as Palle Alfons
Keld Norgaard
as Claire's Father
Kirsten Vaupel
as Claire's Mother
Torben Jensen
as Greying John
Klaus Bondam
as Priest
Lene Laub Oksen
as Hooker No. 1
Line Kruse
as Hooker No. 2
Sofie Stougaard
as Woman in Bakery
Rasmus Haxen
as Gerner's Friend No. 1
Ole Mollegaard
as Gerner's Friend No. 2
Esben Pedersen
as The Dead Father
Arthur Jensen
as Rud's Friend
Albert Pedersen
as Rud's Friend
Morten Flyverbom
as Rud's Friend
Jens Basse Dam
as Fat Redneck Businessman
Peter Rygaard
as Horny Business Type
Dan Paustian
as Horny Business Type
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Critic Reviews for Mifune's Last Song (Mifune) (Mifunes sidste sang)

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (7)

What could potentially be refreshing is ruined by rambling indulgence.

Full Review… | January 5, 2009
TheMovieReport.com

It is a playfully weird telling of a familiar Hollywood type of a romantic comedy situation.

Full Review… | April 23, 2002
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A zany drama about a band of oddballs who try to re-constitute themselves into a family.

Full Review… | March 13, 2002
Spirituality and Practice

'Rain Man' without all the bull.

Full Review… | September 18, 2001
culturevulture.net

A wry comic tale that's more sophisticated than most slick studio productions.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Film Journal International

Audience Reviews for Mifune's Last Song (Mifune) (Mifunes sidste sang)

Another good addition to the Dogme cannon. This tale of rediscovered family members and people who aren't what they appear to be is very entertaining.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

½

(*** 1/2): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] A well-acted and interesting film. AKA: [i]Mifune's Last Song[/i], which is the title I saw it under.

TTT C
TTT C
½

Mifune: Mifune is my second favorite Dogme film, and pretty close to the greatness of Festen, and yet another Dogme film involving a retard. More than half of the Dogme films I've seen have had something to do with a retard of incest, or both! It's very interesting. Anyway, Mifune is about a guy from the city who has to take care of his retarded brother in the country when his father dies, and hires a housekeeper to help him do it. It's really funny, and just a great film overall, with really great acting. The King is Alive: I'm not sure what the worst Dogme films I've seen is, but it's either The King is Alive of Italian for Beginners. I haven't seen Italian for Beginners since it was in theatres, and before I really knew much about Dogme, so I'm going to have to see it again, and get back to you on which is worse, because I'm thinking I'll like Italian for Beginners much more now, since I didn't really like it back then. The King is Alive is about a bunch of people who get stranded out in the middle of the desert, and to pass the time they start doing a production of King Lear. It's a fairly interesting premise, but not so much of an interesting film. It's a Danish Dogme film, but it's in English, which I didn't know, and has Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Janet McTeer. It wasn't a bad film, just not anything great. The Great White of Lambarene: A film from Camaroon The Great White of Lambarene about a man who lives in, you guessed it, Lambarene, and gives medicine and treat the people of the poor African town with their medical problems. It was pretty good, but the acting was laughably bad at times. Street of Shame: Street of Shame was my first Kenju Mizoguchi films, and I can say that I'd really like to see more of his work. Kurosawa has said Mizoguchi is the greatest Japanese filmmaker, and his biggest influence, and Street of Shame was list last film before he died, about prostitutes in the red light district of Tokyo, and the film gets into why they're all prostituting themselves, and how it's pretty much the only way to survive. It was great drama, and I watched it on VHS with the shittiest of quality, so I was a little surprised I was able to enjoy it so much. Earth: Earth is seriously one of the worst movies ever. It's a Ukrainian silent film about a town that gets a tractor or some shit like that, I already forgot, but it was so fucking boring. I really wanted to shoot myself while I was watching it. Luckily, it was only like an hour and ten minutes. I was seriously starting to get really crazy. Bad Taste: Bad Taste was fucking awesome! It's Peter Jackson's directorial debut, and great film if you're into cheesy gore films. It's about a group of like british FBI-ish agents who go to a town to looking into some supposed aliens that crashed, and they find them, and stuff. And there is killing, and gore, and it's a great time!

David Heffler
David Heffler

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