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John and Mia

Denmark, 2002 (MIFF 2003, Fiction)

Director: Christian Bjarke Dyekjær

Long-distance truck driver and widower John prepares to relax at home with Christmas beers, a bag of frozen hash and a porno movie.To his horror he discovers his estranged daughter Mia is a porn star. Kind-hearted and clumsy, he immediately resolves to revive their relationship.

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