Truly Human (2001)

  • Drama, Comedy
  • 1h 30m

EXCLUSIVE TO ALAMO ON DEMAND!

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.

Screenwriter

Åke Sandgren

Director

Åke Sandgren

Language

Danish

Subtitles

English

Country

Denmark