The Leap / Springet

Henning Carlsen (DK, 2005)

Springet (Henning Carlsen, DK/NO, 2005)
Foto: Rolf Konow

Tobias Jacobsen is 42. When the doctors tell him he is fatally ill, the earth opens up beneath him and he finds himself plunging into the abyss. It makes him think of the time he was 13 and his girlfriend got him to jump off the balcony of her father's house with a sun umbrella for a parachute. Two stories separated by 29 years are told in parallel, but gradually intertwine into one drama. Both stories have moments of joy and tragedy, as fates wondrously separate and are brought back together again. It is a story about making a leap of faith, trusting in yourself and realizing that, ultimately, life is no good without humour, even of the darker variety.


Basic information

Danish titleSpringet
DirectorHenning Carlsen
ScreenplayHenning Carlsen
Director of PhotographyJens Schlosser
EditorAnders Refn
Production designerAnders Engelbrecht
Danish theatrical release25.02.2005
Production countryDenmark/Norway
Dialogue languageDanish
Duration95 min.
Production companyDagmar Filmproduktion, SF Film A/S
International saleSF Studios Production / Wildersgade 8 / DK-1408 København K / t +45 7026 7626 / f +45 7026 7627 / /
Festival informationDanish Film Institute
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Additional information

Technical info2594 meters / 35 mm / 1,85:1 - Widescreen / color / Dolby, SRD
Length in meters2594 m
Danish ratingAllowed for children over the age of 11
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Full credits

Henning CarlsenDirection
Else Heidary-CarlsenAssistant director
Linda DaaeContinuity
Christina KallanCasting: extras
Tine Sætter-LassenCasting: children
Christina KallanCasting: extras
Ib LucasScript consultant
Arne ForchhammerScript consultant
Henning CarlsenProduction
Michael FleischerProduction
Anders RefnUnit manager
Nina CroneLine producer
Karen BaumbachProduction manager
Pernille KaasProduction coordinator
Louise LundgrenProduction assistant
Christina KallanProduction assistant
Jens SchlosserCinematography
John Frimann Rasmussen1st assistant camera
Søren PedersenClapper/loader
Mark MavrinacKey grip
Eigil BryldCinematographer: 2. unit
Henrik Lyngbo1st assistant camera
Silla HerbstClapper/loader
Dai HopkinsKey grip
Electrical dept.
Otto StenovGaffer
Andy ColeBest boy
Stine HeinBest boy
Morten NyboeBest boy
Emil TaasingeAssistant lighting technician
Anders RefnEditing
Søren KristiansenMusic coordinator
Production design
Anders EngelbrechtProduction designer
Magnus MagnussonProperty master
Thorkil SlebsagerSet dresser
Anne Mette JuulWardrobe
Leif JensenSound engineer
John NielsenB-sound designer
Special effects
Lars Kolding AndersenSpecial effects
Stig GüntherStunt coordinator
Eske HolmChoreography
Rolf KonowStill photographer
Peter SteenIdas far, 70 år
Asger ReherPoul Clausen
Jesper VigantIdas far, 40 år
Lars LunøeLektor Schiøtz
Simon KabelTobias, 13 år
Morten Munk NielsenPoul Clausen, 13 år
Mads M. NielsenCyklisten
Elith Nulle Nykjær JørgensenÆldre herre i bus
Helle BoSygeplejersken
Thomas OvesenBassisten
Jakob DinesenSaxofonisten
Mikkel FindTrommeslageren
Britt VoigtBassistens kone
Jette SievertsenTrommeslagerens kone
Mogens ChristoffersenBuschauffør
Louise SeloyStand-in for voksne Ida
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Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date
Budapest Danish Film Week 22-11-2007
Manila EU-Film Festival 05-10-2007
Budapest European Film Week 19-06-2007
Cairo International Film Festival 29-11-2005
Manila Cinemanila International Film Festival 12-10-2005
Shanghai International Film Festival 11-06-2005
Viareggio Europa Cinema & TV Festival 26-04-2005
Göteborg International Film Festival 28-01-2005
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