Wednesday, September 16, 2015

MEN & CHICKEN: The MEN of Men & Chicken

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With all the chickens (goats, pigs, sheep, and other farm animals) running around in Men & Chicken, you might be wondering about the "Men" part of the title. Here's a look at a few of the actors in the film.

David Dencik (as Gabriel)
Dencik might look familiar to you. Besides being in the original Swedish version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as Janne Dahlman, he was also in the David Fincher remake in 2011 as an entirely different character, the young version of Gustav Morell. In Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, he played Toby Esterhase. Then, in 2012, he was in A Royal Affair, starring none other than...

Mads Mikkelsen (as Elias)
Mikkelsen is now best known as the titular character of NBC's Hannibal (now on hiatus; Fannibals never give up), but he also portrayed the real-life character Johann Friedrich Struensee in A Royal Affair. Mikkelsen was Le Chiffre in Casino Royale  as well as starring as "One Eye" in Nicolas Winding Refn's Valhalla Rising (in both movies his character only had one eye). One of his early acting roles was as Arne in Thomas Anders Jensen's Flickering Lights, which also features...

Nikolaj Lie Kaas (as Gregor)
In Flickering Lights, Kaas portrayed Stefan, one of the members of Torkild's crew, specifically the one who spends most of the movie eating. It's not the only time he appears in a film directed by Thomas Anders Jensen: to date, he's been in all four of the features that Jensen has written and directed. He was also the "Assassin" in Ron Howard's Angels & Demons. In 2012, he played Mathias Borch in The Killing, a TV series (which also included David Dencik as VVS Mand), alongside...

Søren Malling (as Franz)
In The Killing, Malling was Jan Meyer, but he was ALSO in A Royal Affair with both Mikkelsen and Dencik (as Hartmann). He's been in several Danish TV shows, including The Fat and Angry, Borgen, Europamestrene, and The Left Wing Gang, but those outside of Europe might recognize him most as Karlis Liepa from Wallander. In 2012, he also appeared in A Hijacking. Another TV series in which Malling acted in is 1864, which also includes...

Nicolas Bro (as Josef)
Bro portrayed Monrad in 1864, but if you haven't seen that, you will most likely remember him as F from Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac, Vol. 1. He was also Thomas Buch in The Killing (along with Kaas and Dencik) as well as TV series Deroute (with Malling). And, like Mads Mikkelsen and Nikolaj Lie Kaas, he has appeared in two films directed by Thomas Anders Jensen: Green Butchers and Adam's Apples.

MEN & CHICKEN Screening Times:
Wed. Sept 16, 10:00 PM BLOOR HOT DOCS CINEMA
Sun. Sept 20, 3:30 PM SCOTIABANK 1

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