|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Mifune|
|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.
--David Loftus, Resident Scholar
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Time/era of movie:
Kind of romance:
- seduction (yum!)
- inconveniently married while playing footsy
Family, caring for sick?
Who is sick?
because he/she is
- mentally ill
Special relationship with
Inner struggle or disability
How much story is philosophy rather than plot?
- 2 ()
Brain/Body not working?
- physical disability
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- (man) short/standard straight
- (man) average
Events of movie makes character more...
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor?
- Cynical sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- (woman) medium/shoulderlgn straight
- buttocks and chest
How much in movie?
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Movie makes you feel...
Sex/nudity in movie?
What kind of sex:
- seeing breasts
- seeing nude female butt
- seeing nude male butt
- sex under blankets
- Occasional swearing
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