Reconstruction

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Overview

Danish filmmaker Christoffer Boe makes his feature debut with the psychological romantic drama Reconstruction. Set in Copenhagen during a 24-hour period, narrator August Krister Henriksson works on his novel while his wife, Aimee Maria Bonnevie, has a one-night stand with photographer Alex Nikolaj Lie Kaas. The next morning, Alex appears to have lost touch with his surroundings as his friends, family, and girlfriend Simone also played by Bonnevie treat him like a stranger. Reconstruction won the Camera d'Or at ...
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Overview

Danish filmmaker Christoffer Boe makes his feature debut with the psychological romantic drama Reconstruction. Set in Copenhagen during a 24-hour period, narrator August Krister Henriksson works on his novel while his wife, Aimee Maria Bonnevie, has a one-night stand with photographer Alex Nikolaj Lie Kaas. The next morning, Alex appears to have lost touch with his surroundings as his friends, family, and girlfriend Simone also played by Bonnevie treat him like a stranger. Reconstruction won the Camera d'Or at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival.
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Special Features

5.1 surround sound; Interviews with cast and crew; US theatrical trailer; Previews; Weblinks
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/12/2005
  • UPC: 660200310226
  • Original Release: 2003
  • Rating:

  • Source: Palm Pictures / Umvd
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Subtitled
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:33:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 79,984

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Nikolaj Lie Kaas Alex David
Maria Bonnevie Aimee Holm, Simone
Krister Henriksson August Holm
Nicolas Bro
Peter Steen
Ida Dwinger
Malene Schwarz
Helle Fagralid
Technical Credits
Christoffer Boe Director, Screenwriter
Johnny Andersen Executive Producer
Peter Brandt Editor
Manuel Alberto Claro Cinematographer
Martin de Thurah Art Director
Morten Green Sound/Sound Designer
Gabi Hummicki Costumes/Costume Designer
Lars Kjeldgaard Co-producer
Thomas Knak Score Composer
Mogens Rukov Screenwriter
Mikkel E.G. Nielsen Editor
Tine Grew Pfeiffer Producer
Ake Sandgren Co-producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. First...A Man [7:21]
2. From the Beginning [3:11]
3. Stupidly Fragile [6:22]
4. A Chance Encounter [4:38]
5. Coming? [4:58]
6. Trust [2:30]
7. Morning [4:59]
8. August Returns [3:09]
9. A Very Weird Day [12:17]
10. I Know Nothing [6:44]
11. A Conscious Choice [3:01]
12. Afternoon [3:33]
13. August's Dedication [4:18]
14. Leaving August [2:13]
15. Goodbye [3:10]
16. Alex Wavers [8:17]
17. At the Hotel [3:42]
18. Credits [2:56]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Reconstruction
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Brilliant Film Tells The Modern Love Story

    Possibly one of the most creative, odd, and brilliant films that I’ve seen this year, Reconstruction is what happens when you take a simple love story, add in all the elements that make love complicated, and then break it apart into pieces. With absolutely gorgeous cinematography, the director Christopher Boe takes us on a journey through the loss of identity and the sacrifices that we all make for love. Of course, the loss of identity here is literal, as the main character Alex, played by Nikolaj Lie Kaas, finds that his prior life has disappeared after spending the night with a beautiful woman that he barely knows. His apartment is gone, his old girlfriend doesn’t recognize him, and his friends think that he’s just strange. Basically he wakes up to one crazy nightmare, and you’re not sure whether to love or hate him – he is working towards finding his true love, but at the same time sleeping with a married woman and cheating on his girlfriend. Of course, the audience also seems to partake in Alex’s confusion as we view various scenes from different time periods, and take in the images of his life. What makes this movie so great is how we, as the audience, must take on the challenge of reconstructing the scenes of his life, leading us deeper into his emotional despair. Surprisingly, Boe is also able to give his characters a lot of depth, which is a challenge in itself. The lead female actress Marie Bonnevie plays both Aimee, Alex’s new love, and Simone, his old girlfriend, and she does an almost perfect job at separating these very distinct and opposite personalities. And, as I said earlier, every scene in this film is absorbed beautifully by the camera. I’ve heard that this is Boe’s first full-length film, but he has already made one of the most creative and outstanding films of 2003. The romantic element fits perfectly within the plot, and the chemistry between Alex and Aimee is reason enough to watch this movie. We also get a mix of drama, and even a bit of science-fiction. Boe’s mastery of provoking the audience to construct pieces of the film is possibly only matched by other great directors like David Lynch (Mulholland Drive, Blue Velvet) & Christopher Nolan (Memento). If you haven’t seen this movie, definitely watch it – I honestly can’t wait to see what Boe does next.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Reconstruction... brilliant!

    Reconstruction is a brilliant romantic drama about the challenges that come with life and love! Aimee (Maria Bonnevie) and Alex (Nicolaj Lie Kaas) have a chance meeting and decide if they should risk everything and leave behind an established life or take a chance to spend a night with a stranger. The acting is excellent and the movie will keep you very wanting to know what will happen next. It takes a brilliant approach to the real world of casual sex, passion, and guilt!

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