When A Man Comes Home
A MAN COMES HOME is Thomas Vinterberg’s first Danish film since the spectacular success THE CELEBRATION from 1998. The two movies are thematically connected, as they both deal with family secrets. Filmatically, they are quite different. Vinterberg and cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle have given up the rules of the Dogme 95 Manifesto, and though the film looks great, the focus is on content and comic execution rather than concept and form. A MAN COMES HOME is an awfully funny comedy about fatherhood and motherhod, love and honesty.
After making critically acclaimed shorts and feature films in the early 1990s, Thomas Vinterberg (b. 1969) co-founded Dogme 95 with Lars Von Trier and Søren Kragh-Jacobsen. In 1998 he directed the first dogme film, THE CELEBRATION. He went on to direct a series of English-spoken films (THE THIRD LIE, IT'S ALL ABOUT WENDY, DEAR WENDY), before returning to Denmark with A MAN COMES HOME.