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A 1999 Danish entry from Soren Kragh-Jacobsen in the Dogma series (film straight in real time, no special effects, all natural lighting, etc.) "Mifune" is a reasonably successful modern screwball comedy. Kresten, a newly-married Copenhagen yuppie, returns to the small rural farm of his childhood to dispose of it and see about the care of his mentally disabled grownup brother after the death of their father. He advertises for a housekeeper and hires Liva, a prostitute who has fled the city with her little brother, for whose school tuition she has been trying to raise money. The odd title refers to a game the adult brothers play in which Kresten pretends to be a boisterous samurai modeled, of course, on one of their favorite actors. There are mixups, sexual encounters, and some violence, but all comes out well in the end. Worthy of note: cool, sexy Iben Hjelje, who plays Liva, would appear as John Cusack's love interest Laura in "High Fidelity" the following year.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   seduction (yum!) Family, caring for sick?    -   Yes Who is sick?    -   Brother because he/she is    -   mentally ill Family, loving    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   brother Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes How much story is philosophy rather than plot?    -   2 () Brain/Body not working?    -   physical disability Married, fooling around?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Scandinavia City?    -   Yes City:    -   wealthy Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing nude male butt    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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