6.9/10
2,482
7 user 4 critic

A Funny Man (2011)

Dirch (original title)
Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | 25 August 2011 (Denmark)
A biography of the Danish actor and comedian, Dirch Passer.

Director:

Martin Zandvliet

Writers:

Anders Frithiof August (screenplay), Martin Zandvliet (screenplay)
Reviews
13 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Applause (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When the critically acclaimed, tough and aging actress Thea Barfoed ends her rehab, she confronts a hard choice. During her heavy drinking period she divorced and lost custody of her two ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Zandvliet
Stars: Paprika Steen, Michael Falch, Sara-Marie Maltha
The Sun King (2005)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

While changing the pipes in the tanningbeds at Golden Sun, Tommy meets the owner. A middleaged former Miss Fyn called Susse. Slowly an unusual love affair begins. Tommy's two friends Ole & ... See full summary »

Director: Tomas Villum Jensen
Stars: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Birthe Neumann, Thomas Bo Larsen
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Anne (37) has given up finding a man, who will fit in to her sensible and controlled life. She has therefore decided to get inseminated with a carefully selected sperm donor. But as her ... See full summary »

Director: Hella Joof
Stars: Lene Maria Christensen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Mia Lyhne
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Benny (Kim Larsen) and Arnold (Erik Clausen) are homeless and along with others living on Nørrebro in Copenhagen. The police is set to clear the building they squat in, but on the night of ... See full summary »

Director: Erik Balling
Stars: Kim Larsen, Erik Clausen, Birgitte Raaberg
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A group of school-mates form a resistance group in nazi-occupied Denmark.

Director: Søren Kragh-Jacobsen
Stars: Tomas Villum Jensen, Morten Buch Jørgensen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Jesper, top salesman at an IT company, is a bastard. Jesper gets in an accident DUI. He loses his job, his girlfriend and does community service at a recycling center and must adjust to his new surroundings and colleagues.

Director: Rasmus Heide
Stars: Thure Lindhardt, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Mick Øgendahl
Stolen Spring (1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

We follow 4 classmates in a strict boys' secondary school in 1950s Copenhagen, where a sadistic teacher torments his students. We meet them again at their 35 year class reunion.

Director: Peter Schrøder
Stars: Frits Helmuth, Tomas Villum Jensen, Jesper Langberg
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Mick and Tom are an unlikely father-son team of petty thieves. They've been hired to steal a painting from a museum. By accident, they steal the wrong painting: Denmark's only original Rembrandt masterpiece, worth millions.

Director: Jannik Johansen
Stars: Lars Brygmann, Jakob Cedergren, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When handyman Niller comes to install Sus' new kitchen one day, their immediate crush is a sweet escape from both of their problematic relationships.

Director: Susanne Bier
Stars: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Niels Olsen, Søs Egelind
Shake It (2001)
Comedy | Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Jacob is a young man used to getting everything he wants. For several years, he has been living in a happy homosexual partnership with Jørgen, and one night Jacob decides to pop the big ... See full summary »

Director: Hella Joof
Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Charlotte Munck, Troels Lyby
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

16 y.o. Danish high school sophomore Viktor falls in love with senior Anja at 1st hiccup. Their little brothers (BFFs) invite him to Anja's 18th birthday party. Viktor's 2 friends also help. Where does Anja's arrogant boyfriend fit in?

Director: Tomas Villum Jensen
Stars: Robert Hansen, Sofie Lassen-Kahlke, Sebastian Jessen
This Life (2012)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The true story of the Fiil's a family of innkeepers who during Nazi-Germany's occupation of Denmark took up arms against the German occupiers. But in the fight for freedom, some must die so that others may live.

Director: Anne-Grethe Bjarup Riis
Stars: Jens Jørn Spottag, Bodil Jørgensen, Thomas Ernst
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nikolaj Lie Kaas ... Dirch Passer
Lars Ranthe Lars Ranthe ... Kjeld Petersen
Lars Brygmann ... Stig Lommer
Malou Reymann Malou Reymann ... Bente Askjær (as Malou Leth Reymann)
Morten Kirkskov ... Ove Sprogøe
Frederikke Cecilie Berthelsen Frederikke Cecilie Berthelsen ... Inge (as Frederikke Cecilie Bertelsen)
Silja Eriksen Jensen Silja Eriksen Jensen ... Judy Gringer
Laura Christensen ... Hanne
Sarah Grünewald Sarah Grünewald ... Vicky
Martin Buch ... Preben Kaas
Laura Bro ... Sitter Horne-Rasmussen
Marie Dietz Marie Dietz ... Dorte Passer, 5 & 7 år
Alberte Elvira Nørregaard Alberte Elvira Nørregaard ... Dorte Passer, 10 år
Charlotte Amalie Kirkegaard Kehlet Charlotte Amalie Kirkegaard Kehlet ... Dorte Passer, 19 & 25 år
Kristian Halken Kristian Halken ... Lommers assistent
Edit

Storyline

A biography of the Danish actor and comedian, Dirch Passer.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on real person | man | See All (2) »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site [dn]

Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

25 August 2011 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

A Funny Man See more »

Edit

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,772,688
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

According to Nikolaj Lie Kaas, one of Dirch Passers most memorable sketches, "Hoppegyngen", also depicted in the movie, was inspired by him as a child. Preben Kaas (played by Martin Buch), Nikolajs father, got the idea when he gave Nikolaj a similar toy as a gift. See more »

Quotes

Kjeld Petersen: Onde tunger ville måske sige: Dirch, hvor længe skal vi egentligt blive ved med at elske ham, når han så åbenlyst foragter sig selv og sin metier?
See more »

Connections

Featured in Weekend Weekend: Episode #1.3 (2011) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great movie
10 July 2012 | by df-199-994903See all my reviews

I am also a Dane and I really liked it, especially Kaas performance. I could really see Dirch in him. He portrayed the external pressures from managers, co-workers, family and friends beautifully, but his internal pressures really shined. Like a dog chasing his tail, never reaching and running faster and faster, without knowing why.

And I loved most what Dirch did. Cant really say that he was vulgar as such. They included (for me) the most important part Hoppegyngen, on youtube.

Its not a perfect movie, but all in all well worth the time and money to go see it. I would see it again.


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed