The lady of Hamre / Fruen på Hamre

Katrine Wiedemann (DK, 2000)

Fruen på Hamre (Katrine Wiedemann, DK, 2000)
Foto: Per Folkver

"The Lady of Hamre" is a portrayal of a woman's life and fate at the end of the 19th century, communicated in a visually bold, stylised form. Gentle Bente True, heiress to Hamre, the family estate, promises her father on his death bed that his will shall be done; she will marry Gorm Trolle from the great estate next door. The marriage to the coarse Gorm turns into a power struggle between the two of them. Who actually runs Hamre? Bente's goodness goads Gorm into humiliating her, but he, too, is a pawn in a game he cannot see through. In a parallel plot, Bente must rescue her younger sister, Grethe, who is in love with and married to a merchant's Oedipal son, and whose mother-in-law has spent half of her inheritance.


Basic information

Danish titleFruen på Hamre
Other titlesMorten Korch-film 19
ScreenplayVinca Wiedemann
ProducerIb Tardini
Director of PhotographyMorten Søborg
Production designerJette Lehmann
Danish theatrical release12.05.2000
Production countryDenmark
Duration90 min.
Production companyZentropa
Domestic distribution United International Pictures
International saleTrustNordisk / Filmbyen 22 / DK-2650 Hvidovre / t +45 3686 8788 / f +45 3677 4448 / /
Festival informationDanish Film Institute
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Additional information

Technical info35 mm / Widescreen / color / Dolby, SRD
Length in meters2380 m
Danish ratingAllowed for children over the age of 11
Find moreVariety 13. mar. 2000, s. 28

Full credits

Vinca WiedemannAssistant director
Louise FriedbergContinuity
Jette TermannCasting
Ib TardiniProduction
Jens ArnoldusProduction manager
Peter Aalbæk JensenExecutive producer
Marie Gade DenessenProduction assistant
Nanna SylvestProduction assistant
Anne Katrine AndersenPost-producton coordinator
Helle TangProduction assistant: post-production
Anders BarleboUnit manager
Carsten SparwathLocation scout
Morten SøborgCinematography
Henrik Kristensen2nd cinematographer
Philip Forbes1st assistant camera
Michael TøtVideo assistant
Pelle FolmerAssistant editor
Mikkel RønneAssistant editor
Morten Fabæch JensenAssistant editor
Jan TolfMusic
Per StreitSound
Lars LundB-sound designer
Kasper Munck-HansenSound assistant
Julien NaudinFoley artist
Production design
Jette LehmannProduction design
Jette LehmannProduction designer
René ClausenProperty master
Katrine BonfilsProperty assistant
Sussie VigProperty assistant
Per FolkverStills
Electrical dept.
Thomas NeiveltElectrical dept.
Søren Johannes MeyerAssistant lighting technician
Pia MyrdalWardrobe
Helle Mørck KokholmCostume assistant
Signe SejlundCostume assistant
Susanne SøbyeMakeup assistant
Anne Cathrine SauerbergMakeup assistant
Agneta von GegerfeltMakeup assistant
Dorte JacobsenMakeup assistant
Special effects
Hummer HøjmarkSpecial effects
Ilja Bak NielsenAssistant special effect coordinator
Lars Kolding AndersenSFX technician
Peter HøjmarkSFX technician
Jesper OlsenSFX assistant
Deni JordanSFX assistant
Kim PetersenSFX best boy
B.S. ChristiansenSafety coordinator
Visual effects
Lise MiercaColorgrading
Ejvind BordingColorist
Lasse Spang OlsenStunt performer
Other credits
Ellen ThamdrupHorse caretaker
Holger PerfortBente og Grethes far
Solbjørg HøjfeldtFru Claudius, Martins mor
Finn NielsenKøbmand Claudius, Martins far
Erik WedersøeGodsejer Trolle, Gorms far
Bodil LassenSidsel
Ole ThestrupSlagter Thomsen
Bodil LindorffGamle Mette
Benny PoulsenJustitsråd
Nicole Lea GelvanTjenestepige
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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festivals
Jury's 1st Prize:
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2000 Leeuwarden Noordelijk Film Festival 2000

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Istanbul TURSAK Film Festival 12-12-2003
Creteil, Festival Films De Femmes 21-03-2003
Leeuwarden Noordelijk Film Festival 12-11-2000

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