The Bothersome Man


1h 35m 2006

Brief Synopsis

Forty-year-old Andreas arrives in a strange city with no memory of how he got there. He is presented with a comfortable apartment and a stress-free office job, where soon he is making friends with co-workers. He even quickly meets and moves in with a pretty interior designer, but their life together

Film Details

Also Known As
Bothersome Man, Brysomme Mannen, Den, Den Brysomme Mannen
MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Adaptation
Comedy
Dark Comedy
Drama
Foreign
Release Date
2006

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Synopsis

Forty-year-old Andreas arrives in a strange city with no memory of how he got there. He is presented with a comfortable apartment and a stress-free office job, where soon he is making friends with co-workers. He even quickly meets and moves in with a pretty interior designer, but their life together seems to be ruled by routine and mechanical sex. Before long, Andreas starts to notice that something is very wrong--everybody in this town is always content, but without passion or strong emotion; the food is always tasteless, and even the alcohol has lost its inebriating effect--it's a superficial, insipid world. Not being able to bear a life without emotions, Andreas makes several attempts to escape the city, but he discovers there's no way out, and even several attempts to kill himself prove unsuccessful. It is then that he meets Hugo, an older man living in a basement, who has found a crack in a wall in his cellar. Beautiful music streams out from the crack, and even the smell of a freshly baked pie--maybe this hole leads to "the other side"? A new plan for escape is hatched, but will Andreas and Hugo be able to get out before they are found out by the city's authorities?

Film Details

Also Known As
Bothersome Man, Brysomme Mannen, Den, Den Brysomme Mannen
MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Adaptation
Comedy
Dark Comedy
Drama
Foreign
Release Date
2006

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of two awards including the Golden Starfish Award for Best Narrative Feature and the Kodak Award for Best Cinematography at the 2006 Hamptons International Film Festival.

Released in United States 2006

Released in United States January 2007

Released in United States November 2006

Released in United States October 2006

Released in United States on Video December 4, 2007

Released in United States September 2006

Released in United States September 2007

Released in United States Summer August 24, 2007

Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival (Golden Starfish Award Narrative Competition) October 18-22, 2006.

Shown at London Film Festival (Cinema Europa) October 18-November 2, 2006.

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (Skol! Scandinavia) January 4-15, 2007.

Shown at Pusan International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 12-20, 2006.

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Thematic Retrospective. Cold Fever) September 20-29, 2007.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) September 7-16, 2006.

Based on a radio play written by Per Schreiner.

Released in United States 2006 (Shown at London Film Festival (Cinema Europa) October 18-November 2, 2006.)

Released in United States January 2007 (Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (Skol! Scandinavia) January 4-15, 2007.)

Released in United States Summer August 24, 2007 (NY)

Released in United States September 2006 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) September 7-16, 2006.)

Released in United States September 2007 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Thematic Retrospective. Cold Fever) September 20-29, 2007.)

Released in United States October 2006 (Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival (Golden Starfish Award Narrative Competition) October 18-22, 2006.)

Released in United States October 2006 (Shown at Pusan International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 12-20, 2006.)

Released in United States November 2006 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles Film Festival (World Cinema) November 1-12, 2006.)

Released in United States on Video December 4, 2007