Director: Mads Matthiesen
Winner of the World Cinema Directing Award for Dramatic Fiction at Sundance 2012.
Mads Matthiesen expands his MIFF award-winning short film Dennis (MIFF 08) into a full-length character drama with the very touching but non-saccharine Teddy Bear.
Incredibly hulk-ish Dennis (Kim Kold) is a painfully shy bodybuilder who still lives at home with a domineering mother. Crippled by his inability to mix socially, he follows the example of his uncle and heads to Thailand for his first overseas adventure, where he hopes to find love of his own.
A mix of professional and amateur actors comes together to create this small film with big sentiment - a sweet tale of a literally larger-than-life man and his quest to find an even bigger love.
“Watching Dennis's quiet revolution gather steam transfixes us in this subtle, moving story about integrity, the inherent strength in gentleness, and what it means to be dutiful to oneself.” - Sundance Film Festival
D Mads Matthiesen P Morten Kjems Juhl S Mads Matthiesen, Martin Zandvliet Dist Vendetta Films L Danish, Thai, English w/English subtitles TD digibeta/2012