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A Modern Man Eva Mulvad

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Charlie Siem likes luxury cars, grand hotels and tailored clothes. He is fanatical about taking care of his body and settles for nothing less than perfection. Looking into the camera, he even unironically claims to want to be superhuman. A wealthy heir, internationally successful classical violinist and freshly minted Hugo Boss model, this gentle “American Psycho” is obsessed with success and recognition. But behind his unflappable exterior, seductive smile and perfectly sculpted body is an anxiety-ridden, deeply lonely man, observed by Eva Mulvad’s camera with a keen mix of distance and empathy. Welcome to the world of a man of his time, the disquieting product of an age when nothing matters more than visible overachievement.

Presented in collaboration with the Danish Film Institute

A Modern Man

  • Country : Denmark, Germany
  • Year : 2017
  • V.O : English
  • Duration : 84 MIN
  • Cinematography : Sebastian Baeumler, Eva Mulvad
  • Editing : Adam Nielsen
  • Production : Sigrid Dyekjær, Sidsel Siersted, Stefan Kloos
  • Sound Design : Matz Müller
Filmography of Eva Mulvad :

The Colony (2006)
Enemies of Happiness (2006)
The Good Life (2010)
The Samurai Case (2011)
The Castle (2014)

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