Smukke mennesker

Denmark

Synopsis

We meet four people who all long for love and cross paths in unpredictable ways. We meet Ingeborg (Bodil Jørgensen), who no longer feels attractive, and the young guy Jonas (Sebastian Jessen), who is so attractive, that he can literally make a living of it. We meet Anna (Mille Hoffmeyer Lehfeldt), a younger, physically disabled woman, and Anders (Henrik Prip) an older man with a mental issue. All of them are determined to fight for a better life, which causes the lives of the four people to become entwined.

Director's Statement

To understand who we are, we need to be put on display and laughed at. And to be forgiven, we need someone to defend and love us. In NOTHINGS’S ALL BAD, I display and defend the characters so you can laugh at them and love them a bit. I defend them tooth and nail, because second to hunger and thirst, loneliness is the toughest human condition. When we human beings are lonely, we behave undignified and amorally: We use and abuse, sell ourselves, buy others, blame ourselves, blame others, cry, and forgive. It’s all both endlessly tragic and endlessly comic. Although our loneliness can be self-inflicted, there is no limit to the lengths we will go to in order to make contact with others and find love. And that is what my film is about.
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Mikkel Munch-Fals

Written by: Mikkel Munch-Fals

Produced by: Stine Meldgaard, Meta Louise Foldager

Cinematography: Eric Kress

Editing: Carsten Søsted

Production Design: Charlotte Bech

Original Score: Jomi Massage

Main Cast: Sebastian Jessen, Bodil Jørgensen, Mille Hofmeyer Lehfeldt, Henrik Prip

Nominations and Awards

  • European Discovery - Prix Fipresci 2011