Terribly Happy / Frygtelig lykkelig

Henrik Ruben Genz (DK, 2008)

Frygtelig lykkelig (Henrik Ruben Genz, DK, 2008)
Foto: Thomas Marott

Robert has a number of skeletons in his closet, which he is determined to bury. Although hardly his dream job, Robert sees the position of temporary village constable as a necessary stage on the road to rehabilitation. He just needs to do well and generally behave by the book. However, village life and the macabre provincial order don't fit easily into Robert's plans. Nothing is ever straightforward, and certainly not when you are way out in the country.

CategoryDK/Feature

Basic information

Danish titleFrygtelig lykkelig
Director of PhotographyJørgen Johansson
EditorKasper Leick
ComposerKåre Bjerkø
Production designerNiels Sejer
Danish theatrical release24.10.2008
Production countryDenmark
Dialogue languageDanish
Duration104 min.
Production companyFine & Mellow
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution
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 info2835 meters / 2,35:1 Scope / color / Dolby digital stereo
Length in meters2860 m
Danish ratingAllowed for children over the age of 15
Find morewww.frygteliglykkelig.dk

Full credits

Direction
Anders Barlebo1st assistant director
Mette Kjærgaard2nd assistant director
Anja PhilipCasting
Script
Production
Tina DalhoffProducer
Sanne Arnt TorpProduction manager
Claus NielsenLocation manager
Gitte SindlevProduction coordinator
Tine EngelbrechtProduction coordinator
Charlotte BuchProduction coordinator: post-production
Cinematography
Jørgen JohanssonCinematography
John Frimann Rasmussen1st assistant camera
Andreas KrohnClapper/loader
Stills
Electrical dept.
Thomas DitzelBest boy
Jacob MøllerAssistant lighting technician
Editing
Kasper LeickEditing
Music
Production design
Niels SejerProduction designer
Jacob Wirth CarlsenProperty master
Torben Stig NielsenSet dresser
Trine JensenSet dresser
Eva Maria Hartvig LundSet decorator
Wardrobe
Susie BjørnvadKey costumer
Rebekka C. LeveCostume on set
Makeup
Soile LudjoiChief makeup artist
Sofie de MyliusMakeup artist
Sound
Roar Skau OlsenSound engineer
Mikkel GroosBoom operator
Stunt
Stig GüntherStunt coordinator
Appearance
Kim BodniaJørgen
Lars BrygmannZerlang
Anders HoveKøbmand Moos
Anh LeNina
Jens Jørn SpottagPolitimester
Lars LunøeCykel-Nissum
Sune GeertsenØko-Tage
Bodil JørgensenBartender
Kenn BruunSvend mangler penge
Mads Ole Langelund LarsenKnud Langfinger
Bent LarsenBetjent
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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festivals
Robert, Best Danish Feature Film 2009 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2009
Robert, Best Director 2009 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2009
Robert, Best Female Leading Actor 2009 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2009
Robert, Best Male Leading Role 2009 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2009
Robert, Best Screen Play 2009 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2009
Robert, Best Cinematographer 2009 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2009
Special Police Award:
Henrik Ruben Genz
Thomas Gammeltoft
2009 Beaune International Thriller Film Festival 2009
Best Film:
Henrik Ruben Genz
2009 Bilbao FANT Festival de Cine Fantastico 2009
Second Best Film:
Henrik Ruben Genz
2009 Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2009
Best Actress:
Lene Maria Christensen
2009 Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2009
Best Male Actor:
Jakob Cedergren
2009 Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2009
Best Actor in a Supporting Role:
Kim Bodnia
2009 Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2009
Best Cinematography:
Jørgen Johansson
2009 Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2009
Best Director 2008 Chicago International Film Festival 2008
Crystal Globe 2008 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2008
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Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date
SAGA NORDICA Paris Cine Nordica 04-03-2011
Damascus Int. Film Festival 07-11-2010
Bilbao FANT Festival de Cine Fantastico 03-05-2010
Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 18-02-2010
Glasgow Film Festival 18-02-2010
Los Angeles Scandinavian Film Festival ASFLA 08-01-2010
Jakarta International Film Festival 04-12-2009
Sevilla Festival de Cine 06-11-2009
Riga Arsenals 16-10-2009
Canberra Nordic Film Festival 15-10-2009
Los Angeles, Oscar Nomination Screening 01-10-2009
Austin Fantastic Fest 24-09-2009
Troia Int. Film Festival (Setúbal) 04-09-2009
Montreal Fantasia Int Film Festival 09-07-2009
Edinburgh International Film Festival 17-06-2009
Buenos Aires Danish Film Festival 16-06-2009
Novi Sad Cinema City International Film and New Media Festival 06-06-2009
Transilvania International Film Festival 29-05-2009
Seattle International Film Festival 21-05-2009
Bilbao FANT Festival de Cine Fantastico 04-05-2009
CPH PIX 16-04-2009
Beaune International Thriller Film Festival 01-04-2009
Budapest Titanic International Film Festival 26-03-2009
Cleveland International Film Festival 19-03-2009
Rouen, Fest. du Cinema Nordique 18-03-2009
Sofia International Film Festival 05-03-2009
Göteborg International Film Festival 23-01-2009
Palm Springs International Film Festival 08-01-2009
Kerala International Film Festival 12-12-2008
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 28-11-2008
Bratislava International Film Festival 28-11-2008
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 14-11-2008
Denver International Film Festival 13-11-2008
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 13-11-2008
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 06-11-2008
Canberra International Film Festival 29-10-2008
Valladolid International Film Festival 24-10-2008
Chicago International Film Festival 16-10-2008
Hamptons Film Festival 15-10-2008
Abu Dhabi Middle East International FF 10-10-2008
Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 07-10-2008
Busan International Film Festival 02-10-2008
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 25-09-2008
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 04-07-2008
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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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Press material

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Reviews and articles

Anmeldelse (Politiken, 11 February 2010)

Artikel (BT, 10 February 2010)

Artikel (Børsen - Solgaard, 9 February 2010)

Artikel (Berlingske Tidende - Iversen, 19 October 2009)

Artikel (Politiken, 17 October 2009)

Artikel (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten, 26 September 2009)

Artikel (BT - Ritzau, 25 September 2009)

Artikel (Børsen - Ritzau, 25 September 2009)

Artikel (Ekstra Bladet - Bladet, 25 September 2009)

Artikel (Metroexpress - Ritzau, 25 September 2009)

Artikel (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten, 25 September 2009)

Varia (Politiken - Metroexpress, 8 September 2009)

Varia (Metroexpress - Thorsen, 8 September 2009)

Artikel (Børsen - Dürr, 20 August 2009)

Artikel (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten, 15 April 2009)

Artikel (Politiken - Thorsen, 11 April 2009)

Artikel (Politiken - Benner, 2 March 2009)

Artikel (Metroexpress - Sayers, 2 February 2009)

Artikel (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Ritzau, 11 January 2009)

Artikel (Information - Piil, 10 January 2009)

Artikel (Politiken - Skotte Christensen, 28 December 2008)

Varia (Politiken, 28 December 2008)

Artikel (BT - Hoeg, 26 December 2008)

Artikel (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - "X", 29 October 2008)

Artikel (Berlingske Tidende - Ritzau, 28 October 2008)

Artikel (Metroexpress - Ritzau, 28 October 2008)

Artikel (Urban - Sauntved, 25 October 2008)

Varia (Politiken - Theil, 25 October 2008)

Anmeldelse (BT - Grue, 24 October 2008)

Anmeldelse (Berlingske Tidende - Iversen, 24 October 2008)

Artikel (Berlingske Tidende - Lindberg, 24 October 2008)

Anmeldelse (Børsen - Dürr, 24 October 2008)

Anmeldelse (Ekstra Bladet - Queitsch, 24 October 2008)

Anmeldelse (Information - Monggaard, 24 October 2008)

Anmeldelse (Kristeligt Dagblad - Schantz Lauridsen, 24 October 2008)

Anmeldelse (Metroexpress - Langelund, 24 October 2008)

Anmeldelse (Metroexpress - "X", 24 October 2008)

Anmeldelse (Weekendavisen - Green Jensen, 24 October 2008)

Anmeldelse (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Christensen, 24 October 2008)

Anmeldelse (Politiken - Skotte Christensen, 23 October 2008)

Artikel (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Enggaard, 19 October 2008)

Artikel (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Enggaard, 16 October 2008)

Varia (Information - Lavrsen, 14 October 2008)

Artikel (Berlingske Tidende - Iversen, 7 October 2008)

Artikel (Politiken - Thorsen, 4 October 2008)

Artikel (Politiken - Thorsen, 4 October 2008)

Artikel (BT - Sejr-Nørgaard, 4 October 2008)

Varia (Politiken - Theil, 4 October 2008)

Artikel (BT - "X", 18 July 2008)

Artikel (Politiken - Ritzau, 14 July 2008)

Artikel (Berlingske Tidende - Ritzau, 30 June 2008)

Artikel (Metroexpress - Ritzau, 24 June 2008)

Artikel (Politiken - Skotte Christensen, 24 June 2008)

Artikel (Politiken - Bo, 21 December 2007)

Artikel (Børsen - Dubgaard, 24 October 2007)

Artikel (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - "X", 24 October 2007)

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The script

The script is available at:

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