TIFF 2011: Films We Are Most Looking Forward To: Trailer For ‘A Funny Man’

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After a tour around the festival circuit with his critically acclaimed Applause, Martin Pieter Zandvliet set his sights on directing a biopic about Denmark’s greatest comedian, Dirch Passer. Three decades after his too-early death, A Funny Man tells the story of the comedian’s tragic life.

Dirch Hartvig Passer was greatly renowned for his improvisational skills and, with a filmography comprising 90 movies, one of Denmark’s most prolific actors. Numerous Danish actors see him as a role model but it is only fitting that Lie Kaas, arguably one of Denmark’s most recognizable leading man would play him in the upcoming bio-pic.

TIFF describes it as “a fascinating and affecting exploration of the dilemma facing every popular artists, A Funny Man is distinguished by Zandvliet’s elegant, sensitive direction and a major, major turn by Kaas (The Green Butchers, Brothers)”.

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