This satire mocks the profession of film maker itself. And this time not even the crazy movie moguls in Hollywood, but a trilogy director who is convinced of himself yet is confronted harshly by his audience. Or rather by his lack of audience. Written by Anders Thomas Jensen, the productive and versatile writer of Open Hearts and After the Wedding. The clashing egos from the title are played by two great local Danish stars: an almost unrecognisable Ulrich Thomsen as Tony the refuse collector who can’t keep his hands to himself and Nikolaj Lie Kaas as the arrogant film maker Vorten.
When the divorced Tony is allowed to take his children with him one day, all the films are fully booked and they end up in an empty auditorium to see the latest ‘masterpiece’ by Vorten. When his daughter bursts out crying as they watch, Tony can no longer control himself. He wants his money back and from the maker himself. This is the motivation for an unlikely series of events in which Tony suddenly ends up in the place of the scriptwriter of an action film that Vorten has to direct.
Including this scoffing sketch that puts film in perspective in the festival programme should not be taken too seriously - like the film itself doesn’t. (GT)

Director
Tomas Villum Jensen
Country of production
Denmark
Production Year
2006
Festival Edition
IFFR 2007
Length
91'
Medium
35mm
Original title
Sprængfarlig bombe
Language
Danish
Producers
René Ezra, Leila Vestgaard
Production Company
Nordisk Film A/S
Sales
Nordisk Film International Sales
Screenplay
Anders Thomas Jensen
Cinematography
Mads Thomsen
Editor
Mogens Hagedorn Christiansen
Production Design
Magnus Kasting
Sound Design
Martin Saabye Andersen
Music
Jeppe Kaas
Cast
Ulrich Thomsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas
Local Distributor
A-Film Distribution
Website
http://trustnordisk.com/film/2006-clash-egos