The early years - Erik Nietzsche part 1 / De unge år

Jakob Thuesen (DK, 2007)

De unge år (Jakob Thuesen, DK, 2007)
Foto: Per Arnesen

Erik Nietzsche is an intelligent but in many ways inexperienced shy young man who is convinced that he wants to be a film director. In the late 1970s Erik is accepted by the Danish National Film School where he enters a world of angry unhelpful tutors, weird fellow students and unwritten rules. It is both an exhilarating and angst-provoking period and Erik feels increasingly like a foreigner in the film industry. Frequently, he is merely an observer of the absurdities that surround him. He encounters trade union disputes, falls in love and experiences self-assured empowered women who refuse to make a commitment. It is a drama full of comedy - a sharp portrait of a conceited but entertaining world of film which we suspect our dogged young director will eventually concur with his vision.

CategoryDK/Feature

Basic information

Danish titleDe unge år
Other titlesErik Nietzsche sagaen del 1
DirectorJakob Thuesen
ScreenplayLars von Trier
Director of PhotographySebastian Blenkov
ComposerVincent D'Hondt
Production designerSøren Gam
Danish theatrical release25.12.2007
Production countryDenmark/Sweden/Austria/Italy
Dialogue languageDanish
Duration92 min.
Production companyZentropa Entertainments
International saleTrustNordisk / Filmbyen 22 / DK-2650 Hvidovre / t +45 3686 8788 / f +45 3677 4448 / info@trustnordisk.com / www.trustnordisk.com
Festival informationDanish Film Institute
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Additional information

Technical infocolor
Length in meters2594 m
Danish ratingNot recommended for children under 7

Full credits

Direction
Jakob ThuesenDirection
Eigil JacobsenAssistant director
Sedsel AndersenContinuity
Rie HedegaardCasting
Jens NæslandExtras coordinator
Script
Erik NietzscheScreenplay
Lars KjeldgaardScreenplay
Nikolaj ScherfigScreenplay
Bo hr. HansenScreenplay
Lars MunckStoryboard
Production
Lars JönssonCo-producer
Danny KrauszCo-producer
Andrea OcchipintiCo-producer
Peter Aalbæk JensenExecutive producer
Peter GardeExecutive producer
Karen BentzonLine producer
Ingrid KofoedProduction manager
Michael FleischerAssociate producer
Stefano MassenziAssociate producer
Marie-Louise GyldenkroneProduction coordinator
Kenneth BergLocation manager
Rasmus ChristoffersenLocation assistant
Lars ValentinLocation scout
Henrik BerthelsenLocation scout
Silvia Christina BellidoProduction assistant
Niels Christian LindeProduction assistant
Mette WalterProducer: post-production
Manfred FritschProduction supervisor: Austria
Ulrike LadenbauerProducer's assistant
Katrine SahlstrømP.A. to Erik Nietzsche
Cinematography
Sebastian BlenkovCinematography
John Frimann Rasmussen1st assistant camera
Kristian AppelSteadicam operator
Malte UdsenSteadicam operator
Carsten JacobsenSteadicam operator
Trine Juul DalsgaardClapper/loader
Sune Frederik AndersenVideo assistant
Sascha StillerFilm recording
Kathi KlippeFilm recording
Stills
Per ArnesenStills
Electrical dept.
Thomas DitzelBest boy
Janus HajslundAssistant lighting technician
Editing
Cathrine AmbusB-editor
Carsten BramsenAssistant editor
Julie AbrahamssonAssistant editor
Sigrid D.P. Aalbæk JensenAssistant editor
Lars DelaTechnical support
Renate SieglNegative cutting
Biserka KirrNegative cutting
Sascha StillerRe-recording
Kathi KlippeRe-recording
Music
Vincent D'HondtComposer
Mikkel MalthaMusic coordinator
Production design
Søren GamProduction designer
Gitte MallingAssistant set designer
Jacob Wirth CarlsenProperty master
Torben Stig NielsenSet dresser
Trine JensenSet dresser
Vicki MøllgaardSet decorator
Wardrobe
Manon RasmussenKey costumer
Anne-Dorthe EskildsenCostume on set
Rikke SimonsenCostume assistant
Makeup
Tina HelmarkChief makeup artist
Helena HørdumMakeup artist
Sofie de MyliusMakeup assistant
Charlotte LaustsenMakeup assistant
Sound
Morten GreenSound engineer
Eddie SimonsenSound engineer
Kasper Munck-HansenB-sound designer
Mads LundgårdSound assistant
Peter AlbrechtsenB-sound designer
Camilla MauritzsonB-sound designer
Julien NaudinFoley artist
Anne JensenFoley recordist
Asser BorgenFoley editor
Wilfred van BaelenMusic recording
Special effects
Lars Kolding AndersenSFX supervisor
Visual effects
Mary-Ann OtemanColorgrading
Søren ThomasVisual effects
Niels Valentin DalVisual effects
Anders LollikeVisual effects
Simon LyttingVisual effects
Stunt
Animation
Paul WilsonArt work
Appearance
Søren PilmarkRektor Mads
Troels LybyBent Lyngaard
Søren MallingHans Jørgen
Dejan CukicSelkoff
Jens AlbinusTroels
Thomas BendixenThorvald
Hans Henrik ClemensenCarsten Virén
Christian DamsgaardHans, talsmand
Christian FuhlendorffLille fotograf
Martin GreisFotograf elev
Ditte HansenFilosofilærer
Peter HviidMusiklærer
Bodil JørgensenKatrine Bonfils
Ole LemmekeFormand
Dan LoghinProduktionsassistent
Magnus Bruun NielsenGammel instruktørelev
Peter Hesse OvergaardFrederik Kristiansen
Pauli RybergKris' samlever
Patricia SchumannMalene Sønder
Bent StaalhøjOperatør
Voice
David BatesonAmerikansk speak, mand
Priscilla S. RasmussenAmerikansk speak, kvinde
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Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date
Brussels Eurocine27 05-05-2009
New York Scandinavian House 01-04-2009
Prague Febiofest, Int. Film, TV and Video Festival 26-03-2009
Sevilla Festival de Cine 07-11-2008
Seoul Megabox European Film Festival 22-10-2008
Nordisk Råds Filmpris 15-10-2008
Nordisk Råds Filmpris 07-10-2008
Nordisk Råds Filmpris 04-10-2008
Nordisk Råds Filmpris 29-09-2008
Nordisk Råds Filmpris 26-09-2008
Vancouver International Film Festival 25-09-2008
Nordisk Råds Filmpris 24-09-2008
Nordisk Råds Filmpris 18-09-2008
Riga Arsenals 12-09-2008
Halifax Atlantic Film Festival 11-09-2008
Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival 18-07-2008
Jerusalem Int. Film Festival 10-07-2008
Brussels Film Festival 28-06-2008
Taipei Film Festival 20-06-2008
Transilvania International Film Festival 30-05-2008
Seattle International Film Festival 22-05-2008
Bilbao FANT Festival de Cine Fantastico 08-05-2008
Winston-Salem RiverRun International Film Festival 23-04-2008
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 05-04-2008
Hong Kong International Film Festival 17-03-2008
Mexico City Intl Contemp FF 19-02-2008
Göteborg International Film Festival 25-01-2008
Tromsø International Film Festival 15-01-2008
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 30-11-2007
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 31-10-2007
Tokyo International Film Festival 20-10-2007
Toronto International Film Festival 06-09-2007
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Registration of festival participation and awards

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Press material

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Reviews and articles

Artikel (Berlingske Tidende - Iversen, 3 September 2008)

Artikel (Berlingske Tidende - Lindberg, 2 September 2008)

Artikel (Børsen - Ritzau, 2 September 2008)

Artikel (Ekstra Bladet - Kastrup, 2 September 2008)

Artikel (Information - Monggaard, 2 September 2008)

Artikel (Metroexpress - Ritzau, 2 September 2008)

Artikel (Politiken - Giese, 2 September 2008)

Artikel (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten, 2 September 2008)

Anmeldelse (Børsen - Durr, 27 December 2007)

Artikel (BT - Lindberg, 24 December 2007)

Anmeldelse (Berlingske Tidende - Iversen, 24 December 2007)

Anmeldelse (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Levinsen, 24 December 2007)

Anmeldelse (Kristeligt Dagblad - Schantz Lauridsen, 22 December 2007)

Anmeldelse (Politiken - Heltberg, 22 December 2007)

Artikel (BT - Ritzau, 21 December 2007)

Anmeldelse (Information - Kirkegaard, 21 December 2007)

Anmeldelse (Metroexpress - Vandrup, 21 December 2007)

Artikel (Metroexpress - Ritzau, 21 December 2007)

Anmeldelse (Urban - Sauntved, 21 December 2007)

Anmeldelse (Weekendavisen - Green Jensen, 21 December 2007)

Artikel (Metroexpress - Groenbech Larsen, 18 December 2007)

Artikel (BT - Eriksen, 12 December 2007)

Artikel (BT - Lindberg, 18 September 2007)

Artikel (Ekstra Bladet - Kastrup, 12 September 2007)

Artikel (Politiken - Møller, 11 November 2006)

Artikel (Politiken - Møller, 11 November 2006)

Artikel (Urban - Sauntved, 1 November 2006)

Artikel (BT - Andersen, 22 October 2006)

Interview (Berlingske Tidende - Eising, 13 September 2006)

Artikel (Ekstra Bladet - Kastrup, 12 March 2006)

Artikel (BT - Ritzau, 21 December 2005)

Artikel (Berlingske Tidende - Ritzau, 21 December 2005)

Artikel (Ekstra Bladet - Kastrup, 21 December 2005)

Artikel (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Enggaard, 21 December 2005)

Artikel (Politiken - Møller, 21 December 2005)

Artikel (Urban - Ritzau, 21 December 2005)

Artikel (BT - Ravn, 18 April 2005)

Artikel (Politiken - Møller, 12 February 2005)

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