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Mifune ★★ Mifunes Sidste Sang; Mifune's Last Song 1999 (R)

Third release for the Danish film collective Dogma 95 (following “The Idiots” and “The Celebration”) is a comedy/romance with a couple of twists. Yuppie Kresten (Berthelsen) travels to the family's run-down farm to check on his mentally handicapped brother, Rud (Asholt), after their father's death. Kresten needs a housekeeper and winds up with attractive Livia (Hjeljle), who neglects to tell him she is a hooker on the lam from her threatening pimp and also shows up with her younger brother (Tarding). Kresten and Livia soon share a mutual attraction and lots of obstacles. Title refers to Rud's hero worship of actor Toshiro Mifune. Danish with subtitles. 102m/C VHS, DVD . DK Iben Hjejle, Anders W. Berthelsen, Jesper Asholt, Emil Tarding, Anders (Tofting) Hove, Sofie Grabol, Paprika Steen, Mette Bratlann; D: Soeren Kragh-Jacobsen; W: Soeren Kragh-Jacobsen, Anders Thomas Jensen; C: Anthony Dod Mantle; M: Karl Bille, Christian Sievert.