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by Charlotte Sieling


Simon is the king of the Danish art scene. He is successful and rich, has a beautiful wife and a young mistress. Out of the blue his son Casper, whom he never knew, shows up on his doorstep. Casper, a world-famous street artist who goes by the alias The Ghost, takes everyone in his father’s posse by storm. This provokes and challenges Simon deeply, and the scene is set for a relentless father-son battle fought with brush and spray can. However, contrary to all expectation, the two of them slowly begin to build a relationship, and Simon starts to reconsider himself as a human being, husband and father.

international title: The Man
original title: Mesteren
country: Denmark, Norway, Czech Republic
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Charlotte Sieling
film run: 94'
release date: DK 2/03/2017
screenplay: Charlotte Sieling
cast: Søren Malling, Jakob Oftebro, Ane Dahl Torp, Søren Pilmark, Sus Wilkins, Thomas Hwan, Marie Lydie Melono Nokouda, Evrim Benli
cinematography by: Rasmus Arrildt
film editing: Sverrir Kristjánsson
art director: Søren Schwarzberg
music: Nicholas Sillitoe
producer: Lars Bredo Rahbek
production: Nimbus Film, Hummel & Nimbus, Sirena Film
backing: Det Danske Filminstitut, Norsk Filminstitutt, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, State Cinematography Fund (Tjekkiet)
distributor: SF Film, Tour De Force AS