Purity Beats Everything

Jon Bang Carlsen (DK, 2007)

Purity Beats Everything (Jon Bang Carlsen, DK, 2007)
Foto: Jon Bang Carlsen

"A little lie may not be believed at all, but a big lie, if repeated with sufficient vigour and frequency, will eventually take deep root in the minds of the uninformed masses." Josef Goebbel's prophetic words resonate deep into our time. »Purity Beats Everything« is about growing up in a thatched silence in an idyllic country neighbouring Germany. An uneasy silence that reveals itself as the absence of truth about my Scandinavian culture's involvement with the uncomprehensible evil that stems from trying to "purify" other cultures. By following the tale of two Auschwitz survivors we are lead into a devastating past that leads straight into our future.


Basic information

Danish titlePurity Beats Everything
ScreenplayJon Bang Carlsen
Director of PhotographyJon Bang Carlsen
Other release2007-11-17
Production countryDenmark
Dialogue languageDanish, English, German
Duration51 min.
Production companyC&C Productions
Domestic distribution Dox-on-wheels
International saleC&C Productions ApS / Blomstervænget 52 / DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby / t +45 2015 0567 / jonbangcarlsen@gmail.com / jonbangcarlsen.com
Festival informationDanish Film Institute
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Additional information

Technical infocolor
Danish ratingNot recommended for children under 7

Full credits

Jon Bang CarlsenDirection
Esben KlemannExecutive producer
Jon Bang CarlsenExecutive producer
Jon Bang CarlsenCinematography

Festival screenings

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Taipei Taiwan Int. Documentary Film Festival 09-10-2014
Bucharest One World Romania 12-03-2013
Korean International Documentary Festival 21-10-2009
Taipei Taiwan Int. Documentary Film Festival 31-10-2008
Uppsala Int. Short Film Festival 20-10-2008
Reykjavik Shorts&Docs 22-08-2008
Odense Internationale Film Festival 19-08-2008
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 16-03-2008
Amsterdam, IDFA 22-11-2007
CPH:DOX 09-11-2007
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Reviews and articles

Interview (Information - Movin, 9 May 2008)

Interview (Information - Movin, 9 May 2008)

Artikel (Politiken - Hygum Sørensen, 8 May 2008)

Anmeldelse (Politiken - Hygum Sørensen, 17 November 2007)

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