The candidate / Kandidaten

Kasper Barfoed (DK, 2008)

Kandidaten (Kasper Barfoed, DK/NO/SE, 2008)

Jonas Bechmann, a defence attorney, is a man of the system. Until the day he himself is accused of murder. Taking matters into his own hands, he throws himself into the hunt for a group of blackmailers who threaten to expose him as the killer. But nothing is what it appears to be, and the blackmail links back to his father's death under mysterious circumstances a year and a half earlier.

CategoryDK/Feature

Basic information

Danish titleKandidaten
DirectorKasper Barfoed
ScreenplayStefan Jaworski
Director of PhotographyManuel Alberto Claro
ComposerJeppe Kaas
Production designerNikolaj Danielsen, M. Wan Sputnick
Danish theatrical release29.08.2008
Production countryDenmark/Norway/Sweden
Dialogue languageDanish
Duration100 min.
Production companyMiso Film
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 info2728 meters / 35 mm / 2,35:1 Scope / color / Dolby SR
Danish ratingAllowed for children over the age of 11
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Full credits

Direction
Kasper BarfoedDirection
Peter BækkelDirector: 2. unit
Peter BækkelAssistant director
Anja PhilipCasting
Arn Lou2nd assistant director
Johanne HelgelandAssistant director
Jens NæslandExtras coordinator
Script
Simon BangStoryboard
Production
Jonas AllenProducer
Peter BoseProducer
Gitte WahlProduction director
Michael FleischerCo-producer
Tanya N. BadendyckCo-producer
Silje Hopland EikCo-producer
Peter BækkelUnit manager
Lene NielsenProduction manager
Louise JannicheProduction coordinator
Rasmus Rise MichaelsenLocation manager
Anders JacobsenLocation scout
Niels Christian LindeLocation scout
Martin BaggerLocation scout
Balder Skanström-BoProduction assistant
Louise Kjær-MadsenProduction assistant
Therese van Dijk JensbyProducer's assistant
Charlotte BuchProduction coordinator: post-production
Mia Bang StenbergProduction coordinator
Ivan SchmidtHead of tecnical unit
Cinematography
Manuel Alberto ClaroDirector of Photography
Søren Berthelin1st assistant camera
Katrin BjørkClapper/loader
Kenneth JensenVideo assistant
Knut PetersenSteadicam operator
Malte UdsenSteadicam operator
Jimmy LeavensKey grip
Mads ThomsenCinematographer: 2. unit
Rasmus VidebækCinematographer: 2. unit
Lasse Frank JohannessenCinematographer: 2. unit
Peter Topsøe-JensenCinematographer: 2. unit
Jesper FindCinematographer: 2. unit
Linda Laage S. OlsenCinematographer: 2. unit
Andreas Schou AndersenFilm recording
Stills
Rolf KonowStills
Electrical dept.
Per DanboGaffer
Jacob HoffmannBest boy
David MedinaAssistant lighting technician
Editing
Peter BrandtEditing
Mia Bang StenbergEditing coordinator
Adam NielsenEditing
Henrik BlochAvid assistant
Music
Jeppe KaasMusic
Wolfgang KäferMusical arrangement
Jeppe KaasMusical arrangement
Production design
Nikolaj DanielsenProduction designer
M. Wan SputnickProduction designer
Thomas BremerProperty master
Anders Folke AndersenProperty assistant
Rasmus KochProperty assistant
Lars Ole Kofoed-HansenSet decorator
Wardrobe
Manon RasmussenKey costumer
Rikke SimonsenCostume on set
Suzanne BozovicCostume assistant
Makeup
Malene Klitte JensenMakeup assistant
Sound
Morten DegnbolSound engineer
Nino JacobsenSound engineer
Morten JensenBoom operator
Henrik Gugge GarnovSound mixer
Peter AlbrechtsenSound editor
Anne JensenFoley artist
Julien NaudinFoley artist
Special effects
Hummer HøjmarkSpecial effects
Christian KitterSpecial effects
Søren HvamSpecial effects
Visual effects
Thomas DygVFX supervisor
Katja ForupGraphic design
Paul WilsonArt work
Ejvind BordingColor timing
Norman NisbetColorist
Stunt
Jens Petersen-BachStand-in for Nikolaj Lie Kaas
Louise JakobsenStand-in for Laura Christensen
Dennis AlbrethsenStunt performer
Jacob Sebastian CarlsenStunt performer
Henrik LundgaardStunt driver
Steen AndersenStunt driver
Lasse Spang OlsenStunt driver
Appearance
Nikolaj Lie KaasJonas Bechmann
Tuva NovotnyCamilla
David DencikMichael
Ulf PilgaardMartin Schiller
Kim BodniaClaes Kiehlert
Henning JensenPeter Bechmann
Jesper LangbergJørgen Hammel
Henning ValinAfpresser #1
Peter PlaugborgDen tynde mand
Henrik PripHenrik Linde
Marijana JankovicKathrine Malling
Iben DornerSchillers assistent
Jacob Ulrik LohmannFærdselsbetjent
Camille RommedahlSchillers receptionist
Per Scheel-KrügerTv-journalist
Stanislav SevcikMatthias Böttker
David RousingJimmy Lessner
Ann HjortEva Schiller
Christoffer BoeMand foran restaurant
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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festivals
Robert, Best Original Music 2009 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2009

Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 22-04-2010
Pune International Film Festival India 07-01-2010
Mumbai Film Festival 29-10-2009
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 24-09-2009
Espoo Ciné International Film Festival 21-08-2009
Galway International Film Festival, Film Fleadh 07-07-2009
Brussels Int. Filmfestival of Fantasy,Thriller & Science Fiction Films 09-04-2009
Budapest Titanic International Film Festival 26-03-2009
Cleveland International Film Festival 19-03-2009
Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 12-02-2009
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 13-11-2008
American Film Market (AFM) 05-11-2008
London Film Festival 15-10-2008
London Film Festival 05-09-2008
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Registration of festival participation and awards

The Danish Film Institute registers international festival participation and awards for Danish films, though primarily for films whose festival distribution is handled by the Danish Film Institute, and primarily in connection with festivals prioritised by the Danish Film Institute. Festival participation and awards regarding Danish films that are not handled through the Danish Film Institute's festival distribution will only be registered in connection with "launch" festivals, according to the Danish Film Institute's list of priority festivals. See the list of priority festivals.

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Reviews and articles

Varia (Ekstra Bladet - Jøhnk Christensen, 24 July 2009)

Varia (BT - Ritzau, 23 July 2009)

Varia (Berlingske Tidende - Ritzau, 23 July 2009)

Varia (Børsen - Ritzau, 23 July 2009)

Varia (Kristeligt Dagblad - Ritzau, 23 July 2009)

Varia (Politiken - Ritzau, 23 July 2009)

Artikel (Ekstra Bladet - Kramer, 25 September 2008)

Varia (Berlingske Tidende - Ebbe, 24 September 2008)

Anmeldelse (BT - Grue, 29 August 2008)

Anmeldelse (Berlingske Tidende - Iversen, 29 August 2008)

Anmeldelse (Børsen - Dürr, 29 August 2008)

Anmeldelse (Ekstra Bladet - Queitsch, 29 August 2008)

Anmeldelse (Information - Bjørnkjær, 29 August 2008)

Anmeldelse (Kristeligt Dagblad - Schantz Lauridsen, 29 August 2008)

Anmeldelse (Metroexpress - Vandrup, 29 August 2008)

Anmeldelse (Politiken - Skotte Christensen, 29 August 2008)

Artikel (Politiken - Høy-Jensen, 29 August 2008)

Anmeldelse (Weekendavisen - Green Jensen, 29 August 2008)

Anmeldelse (Nyhedsavisen - Fredensborg, 29 August 2008)

Anmeldelse (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Sommer Boysen, 29 August 2008)

Interview (Metroexpress - Ettrup, 29 August 2008)

Artikel (Weekendavisen - Bukdahl, 22 August 2008)

Artikel (Information - Rottbøll, 21 August 2008)

Artikel (Politiken - Bo, 21 December 2007)

Artikel (Metroexpress - Groenbech Larsen, 28 November 2007)

Artikel (Berlingske Tidende - "X", 24 September 2007)

Artikel (Urban - "X", 22 June 2007)

Artikel (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Enggaard, 13 June 2007)

Artikel (Børsen - Jurhagen, 13 June 2007)

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The script

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