The President / Præsidenten

Christoffer Guldbrandsen (DK, 2011)

Præsidenten (Christoffer Guldbrandsen, DK, 2011)
Adam Philp

The incisive and unsettling story about the man who became the first President of Europe ... against his own will. Told in a charged and unflinching manner by current and former heads of state, »The President« shows how Europe got its first president and offers stunning insight into why the EU, time and again, fails whenever big decisions have to be made.


Basic information

Danish titlePræsidenten
Other titlesDanish documentaries - selection
Director of PhotographyNikolai Østergaard
Composer Halfdan E.
Other release2011-04-07
Den sorte diamant
TV release2011-04-12
DR 2
Production countryDenmark
Dialogue languageDanish, English, French, German, Italian, Poland, Swedish
Duration59 min.
Production companyGuldbrandsen Film
International saleDR International Sales / DR Byen / Emil Holms Kanal 20 / DK-0999 København C / t +45 3520 3040 / f +45 3520 3969 / /
Festival informationDanish Film Institute
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Additional information

Technical infocolor / Sound
Danish ratingAllowed for all

Full credits

Alexandra Ejby BidstrupProducer's assistant
Brigitte AlfterResearch
Nikolai ØstergaardDirector of photography
Lars BondeCinematographer
Adam PhilpCinematographer
Kim Høgh MikkelsenCinematographer
Benny BoxGraphic design and animation
Stig BildeEditor
Janus Billeskov JansenEditing supervisor
Anders RefnEditing supervisor
Sune Frederik AndersenAssistant editor
Kenneth Asmus AndersenAssistant editor
Janne BjergAssistant editor
Asser BorgenSound: post production
Morten JensenSound engineer
Carl PlesnerSound engineer
Other credits
Christine PallisgaardArchive research
Trine Berg-HansenArchive research
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Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date
Beijing, Nordox 20-10-2012
Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animation 17-10-2011
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 29-09-2011

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