Mifune's Last Song (Mifune) (Mifunes sidste sang) Reviews
the wedding night scene at the beginning was hilarious.
The film is a charming story about the relationship between Kresten and his retarded brother Rud, and how it changes when the prostitute Liva from Kopenhagen starts working as their housekeeper...
Showing many parallels to Dustin Hoffman's "The Rainman", the story strikes a chord with the more sensitive in the audience-and the more perverted(the scene where Liva pees on the Persian rug of one of her customers). Also surprisingly, the retard Rud turns out to have the purest heart and the only one without nasty secrets under his emotional rug... I usually enjoy Dogme films and so I did with this one too.
Loved it made me smile.
It is the most wonderful love story you can imagine. The performance of Jesper Asholt who played the elder mentally disabled brother Rud is just beyond brilliance. His character is funny, soft, sweet and serious at the same time. He received two awards for this role, totally deserved.
The story itself is a very beautiful one. It never goes down to the Hollywood level of romantic comedies. Why not? Because this is a Danish movie made according to the Dogme certificate, which was signed by a bunch of skilled Danish directors. The director of this masterpiece is Søren Kragh-Jacobsen.
As you can see is the first Dogme movie Festen on number 4 of my all time favourite movies. This one is definitely into the top 10.
you can try to run away from the past but the past will catch up......