A 7-year-old girl's (Line Kruse) imaginary friend (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) comes to life, but adults misunderstand his kindness toward children. Dogme #18
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P (Nikolaj LIe Kass) is 7-year old Lisa’s (Clara Nepper Winther) imaginary brother who lives behind the wallpaper in her room. When their apartment building is torn down, P finds himself thrust into the actual world and needs to learn how to become “truly human.” But will a pure and kind person but broken by the deceit, anger, and intolerance of this world? P ends up at a refugee center, eventually is provided an apartment by the state, and gets a job in a shoe store. P’s naiveté, goodwill, and kindness, however, are both misunderstood and make him easy prey.
Nikolaj Lie Kaas is once again amazing as the wide-eyed P and Åke Sandgren’s direction and script are both wonderful. Never before available in the US until now, TRULY HUMAN makes a fabulous case point for the Dogme movement, a fantastic film created by laser-focusing on the craft of storytelling and performance.