Sometimes a person can think he has it all an attractive wife, a fast-track job, and a wealthy father-in-law. At least that's the pop culture myth of success that rules over much of the world. But then, before one can say "wow," such a life can vanish when the past intrudes on the present and turns everything upside down. So goes the storyline of this spiffy romantic comedy from the Danish Dogma Collective directed by Soren Kragh-Jacobsen.
Kresten (Anders W. Berthelsen) is forced to leave his new wife Claire (Sofie Grabol) in Copenhagen when he learns that his father has died. This is quite a surprise to Claire since he never told her anything about his family. Returning to the run-down family farm, Kresten advertises for a housekeeper to look after his mentally handicapped brother Rud (Jesper Asholt).
Liva (Iben Hjejle) takes the job. She has a secret of her own: she's a high-class prostitute who has been supporting her younger brother Bjarke (Emil Tarding) in a private school. Now she is fleeing from a pervert who keeps threatening her on the phone.
The title of the film is taken from a game Kresten plays with his brother where he pretends to be Toshiro Mifune in "The Seven Samurai." Can these oddballs re-constitute themselves into a family? Unexpectedly Claire helps the cause by showing up and deciding to divorce Kresten. Other interesting twists and turns in the plot include Rud's obsession with flying saucers, a tea party that's spruced up by a Flamenco guitar player, and a sequence where Liva's prostitute friends go on the warpath.