Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 18, 2021 } Playhouse Square

Dan Dream


Year: 2017
Country: DENMARK
Run Time: 97 minutes

Dan Dream
Dan Dream
Dan Dream
Dan Dream

Danish comedy star Casper Christensen co-wrote and stars as Thorkil in this film based on the true story of the Hope Whisper Danish electric car from the early 80s. In DAN DREAM, Thorkil is a man ahead of his time who can never get credit for his million-dollar ideas. When he finds himself out of a job, but with a vision to make an electric car, he recruits his hapless group of friends to join him in the venture. Hilariously depicting the trials and tribulations of blazing the trails of invention, DAN DREAM is a lot like the “Wolf of Wall Street” for the 80s Danish electric car market. When the group moves into a small town to make their car, they quickly find out provincial living isn’t ready for big city ideas. Funny with heart—much like Thorkil—DAN DREAM is just a buddy-comedy, road-trip movie looking for a road. And a car. (In Danish with subtitles) —T.W.

CIFF42 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Friday, April 13, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 7:25 PM

Nordic Adventures

International Narrative Competition


Jesper Rofelt

Jesper Rofelt was born in 1969. He is a writer, director, and producer who started his career at DR (Danish National TV) in 1997. He has worked as a director and editor on many television shows for DR and TV2 Zulu.

DAN DREAM (2017)

Jesper Zartov

Jesper Tøffner

Henrik Vincent Thiesen

Principal Cast
Casper Christensen, Frank Hvam, Magnus Millang, Niclas Vessel Kølpin

Print Source

This film is presented with the generous support of SCOTT and KATE GAINES.

Community Partner

Swedish American Chamber of Commerce - Ohio

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