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When a film has the title 'An ordinary family', then you know well that it is exactly what the not is about.
The former actress Malou Reymann taking hold of the personal matter in his first feature film as a director, which is set around the turn of the millennium, and is about a man that changes gender. Reymann saw himself as an 11-year-old his own father transform himself to the woman, Helene, and it is the history, she draws on the 'An ordinary family'.
Mikkel Boe Følsgaard. Picture: Jonas Olufson
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Thomas (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard) is apparently a satisfied kernefamiliefar with his wife and two daughters about 11 and 14 years. The family's quite ordinary (in the positive sense of the word) life, where football plays a significant role, at least for Alice and the youngest daughter, Emma (Kaya Toft Loholt), presented in the looking back through the old video clips. All spirits apparently calm and idyll.
Out of the blue tells his mother Helle (Neel Rønholt), and her two girls, that her and Thomas need to be separated, as 'the father will be a woman'. The oldest daughter Caroline (Rigmor Ranthe) reacts spontaneously with the reply: 'It is not something you decide', and is in fact most concerned with, that divorce does not affect her impending confirmation.
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Nothing in the film has prepared us that Thomas felt trapped in a wrong gender, but as the film's main point of view is emma's, it seems quite plausible. She has simply not seen it coming, as she did not have thought that it was a possibility. That anyone could have it that way. The discussion of gender as something that is not only a physical fact, was not so widespread in the public sphere, then, as it is the case today. We are in the film also in a time where gender reassignment surgery was something you got made in Thailand.
How the outside world reacts to Thomas is to the Poster, don't fill it big in the film, there is on the whole not doing it in the big, dramatic and emotional gestures, which really only makes it more present and credible.
the Focus is mainly on the small family in the resolution and not least the failure, Emma feels as a consequence of his father's choice. But the story is told, thankfully, without the finger-wagging and moral must you even lie and mess with.
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The subdued, sober tone clothes, 'An ordinary family' really good and it is primarily the home of some distinguished skuespilpræstationer. Not least Mikkel Boe Følsgaard is absolutely excellent as the Thomas/Agnes, although some probably will feel aggrieved to not have given the role to someone who is also transgender, in fact. Them about it. Plays called it.
Also, Kaya Toft Loholt and Rigmor Ranthe (yes, she is the daughter of Lars Ranthe) makes it really well as the two daughters, who tackle things in their own way, and you feel especially with the little contained Emma, both figuratively and concretely, watching his father disappear further and further away.
The only thing that is left somewhat in the lurch purely manuskriptmæssigt, is Neel Rønholts morrolle, standing and waving in the breeze is a little bit out on the sidelines. But it can of course also be a point in.
Some might miss a few explanations along the way, but I really very much liked that the film just puts the cards on the table, and leaves it up to the spectator himself to gather the plugs up. An extremely compelling debut.
Medv.: Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Neel Rønholt, Kaya Toft Loholt, Rigmor Ranthe m.fl.