10th edition CIFF – 10-14 April 2024

The Man (2017 Feature Film)

Charlotte Sieling | Denmark | 2017 | 93 min | Danish | e.s.

When the unknown son of world-famous artist Simon suddenly turns up and moves in with him, things start getting tense. Is this just a midlife crisis, professional jealously or justified suspicion? What does the enigmatic Casper really want from him? Satire, thriller and fluently filmed drama set in the art world of the always photogenic Copenhagen.

Simon, a midlife man in designer pajamas, tinted lenses in his spectacles, is a world-famous artist. He is still in favor with the (younger) ladies and lives and works in an enormous studio in an old factory in Copenhagen, with lots of assistants who take the painting work off his hands. It’s a place where work and private life meet and mingle. This becomes even more clear when his adult son, Casper, moves in with him. Father and son never knew each other. To the great disappointment of Simon, Casper is not only attractive but also an artist, and a talented one at that. Simon is suspicious. What are Casper’s intentions? Attention, paternal love or revenge?

Charlotte Sieling skilfully augments a classic father-son drama with suspense and humorous commentary on today’s art world. Art offers a glimpse into the soul, but can also be a confrontational mirror. And to create great art, you have to make sacrifices.

Place: CINEMA 4

Date: 6 April 2017

Time: 19:30

Duration: 1:12

Place: CINEMA 6

Date: 7 April 2017

Time: 17:45

Duration: 1:08

Place: CINEMA 6

Date: 8 April 2017

Time: 15:30

Duration: 1:14

Year in



Charlotte Sieling


Rasmus Arrildt


Jakob Oftebro
Søren Malling
Ane Dahl Torp
Søren Pilmark
Sus Wilkins
Thomas Hwan
Anna Linhartová




Sverrir Kristjánsson




93 min


Nicholas Sillitoe


Lars Bredo Rahbek / Nimbus Film

Production Company

Nimbus Film

Production Design

Søren Schwartzberg


SF Studios


Charlotte Sieling

Sound Design

Rune Palving

Year of Production



Charlotte SIELING (1960, Denmark) is an actress and filmmaker. She was educated in acting at the National Theatre School of Denmark, where she graduated in 1985. In 2000, she turned to filmmaking and worked on multiple successful TV series, including Unit One (2000) and The Killing (2007). Her feature-film debut was Above the Street, Below the Water in 2009. The Man (2017) is her second feature-length film.



(selection) 45 cm (2007, short), Over gaden under vandet/Above the Street, Below the Water (2009), Forbrydelsen/The Killing (2007-2009, TV series, 4 episodes), Bron/Broen/The Bridge (2011, TV series, 4 episodes), Borgen (2013, TV series, 2 episodes), Homeland (2014, TV series, 1 episode), Wayward Pines (2015, TV series, 1 episode), Mesteren/The Man (2017)