Lej en familie

Rent a Family Inc.

Denmark, 2012, Colour, 77 min

Ryuichi runs a small Japanese company "I Want To Cheer You Up Ltd" operating it from his mobile phone and his laptop. He rents out people: family members, friends, colleagues or others, to help other people hide their secrets and make their life look better of just ...perfectly normal. On the surface Ryuichi has an ordinary family life. His own family has no knowledge of this and he therefore lives a double life himself. Will Ryuchi succeed in maintaining his secret or will he realize that helping others, requires the courage to help himself and expose his secret double life to his family?

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Kaspar Astrup Schröder's film The Invention of Dr. Nakamats competed at major festivals in 2009 and 2010, including IDFA, Thessaloniki, Full Frame Film Festival, Hot Docs, True/False and Melbourne Film Festival. The film has been sold to over 15 territories. Schröder’s latest documentary My Playground (2010) was selected for IDFA 2010. Schröder also works as a composer, artist and editor. He recently edited Last White Man Standing (2010) produced for ITVS, BBC, DR-TV and SVT.
IDFA 2013. Hot Docs 2013. DOXA 2013. San Francisco IFF 2013. One World FF, Prague 2013.

Danish Film Institute

Gothersgade 55

2nd Floor

Copenhagen K, DK-1123

+45 3374 3445

festivalkd@dfi.dk

Screening

19.08, 12:00, Kino Europa Indoor

Category

Focus Nordic

Director

Kaspar Astrup Schröder

Producer

Mette Heide

Cinematography

Kajita Akihiro, Kaspar Astrup Schröder

Sound

Rasmus Winther Jensen

Editing

Adam Nielsen

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