Moon Rider / Moon rider

Daniel Dencik (DK, 2012)

Moon rider (Daniel Dencik, DK, 2012)

Moon Rider is a coming-of-age story about the bike rider Rasmus Quaade. The film follows young Rasmus' struggle to become a professional rider, a rough and winding road through hell and back.Shot on fragile Super8 and raw helmet-cam, it is a journey seen from the inside of a young man's head - it is a personal story entrusted to the spectator by Rasmus himself from his intimate diary. Rasmus has proven to have an extra ordinary talent for riding, but even if Rasmus' physical abilities are extra ordinary and build for cycling, his mind is build for thinking. His constant reflections about life and death becomes his biggest obstacle in reaching his goal of becoming a World Champion. In order to win, he has to empty his head completely, but how do you clear your head, when every thought is a step in the wrong direction? The film paints an honest and heartbreaking picture of the extreme and lonely life of a young championship rider.


Basic information

Danish titleMoon rider
Other titlesQuaade
DirectorDaniel Dencik
ScreenplayDaniel Dencik
Director of PhotographyDaniel Dencik, Aske Alexander Foss
ComposerErik Enocksson
Production designerThomas Bremer
Danish theatrical release05.09.2012
Danish festival release2012-11-07
TV release2013-09-17
DR 2
Production countryDenmark
Dialogue languageDanish, English, French, German
Duration81 min.
Production companyDencik Film
Domestic distribution DOXBIO
International saleLevelK / Gammel Kongevej 137 / Over gården, 3. / DK-1850 Frederiksberg C / t +45 4844 3072 / /, Dencik Film / Ny Carlsberg Vej 27, / DK-1760 København V /
Festival informationDet Danske Filminstitut
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Additional information

Danish ratingNot recommended for children under 7

Full credits

Daniel DencikDirection
Daniel DencikScreenwriter
Tobias JansonCo-producer
Polly KallosProduction assistant
Joanna Zofia Bard MikolajczykProduction assistant
Cecilie McNairProduction assistant
Maj SkifterProduction assistant
Ditte BohrProduction assistant
Anders V. ChristensenPost-production
Daniel DencikCinematographer
Aske Alexander FossCinematographer
Jeppe LassenKey grip
Electrical dept.
Alex SuhrAssistant lighting technician
Klaus HeineckeB-editor
Christian EinshøjAssistant editor
Christian EinshøjAssistant editor
Jesper BækdalAssistant editor
Derek Gilbert ZachoAssistant editor
Erik EnockssonComposer
Production design
Thomas BremerProduction designer
Rune PalvingSound mixer
Rune PalvingRecording engineer
Rune Bjerre SandRecording engineer
Rune PalvingFoley artist
Rasmus Winther JensenSound design
Rasmus Winther JensenRecording engineer
Visual effects
Maria KlarlundVisual effects
Martin HultmanGraphic design
Eric HanssonColorgrading
Rasmus QuaadeAppearance
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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festivals
Daniel Dencik
2012 CPH:DOX 2012

Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date
München Documentary Festival 07-05-2015
Leeuwarden Noordelijk Film Festival 06-11-2013
Warsaw, Danish Embassy 01-11-2013
Bergen International Film festival 23-10-2013
Camden Int. Film Festival 26-09-2013
Dokufest Prizren 17-08-2013
Poznan Transatlantyk Int. Film & Music Festival 02-08-2013
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 28-06-2013
München Documentary Festival 08-05-2013
Jeonju International Film Festival 26-04-2013
Trondheim Kosmorama International Film Festival 15-04-2013
Plus Camerimage Torun 24-11-2012
Stockholm International Film Festival 07-11-2012
CPH:DOX 01-11-2012
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 31-10-2012
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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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Moon Rider. Portrait of director Daniel Dencik Photo: Emil Noel. Moon Rider. Director Daniel Dencik
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Moon Rider. Portrait of producer Monica Hellstrom Photo: Moon Rider. Producer Monica Hellstrom
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Moon Rider. Rasmus at the finishing line. World Championship Photo: Daniel Dencik. Moon Rider. Rasmus at the finishing line at the World Championship
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Moon Rider. Rasmus in Australia Photo: Daniel Dencik. Moon Rider. Rasmus in Australia
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Moon Rider. Rasmus in line up for the start Photo: Daniel Dencik. Moon Rider. Rasmus in line up for the start
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Moon Rider. Rasmus. Priority still (1) Photo: Daniel Dencik. Moon Rider. Priority still
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Reviews and articles

Anmeldelse (Berlingske Tidende - Wendt Jensen, 6 September 2012)

Anmeldelse (Kristeligt Dagblad - Zierau, 6 September 2012)

Anmeldelse (Ekstra Bladet - Bladet, 5 September 2012)

Artikel (Information - Yde, 5 September 2012)

Anmeldelse (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Sommer Boysen, 5 September 2012)

Anmeldelse (Politiken - Skotte Christensen, 4 September 2012)

Anmeldelse (Politiken - Skotte Christensen, 4 September 2012)

Anmeldelse (Politiken - Dalland, 31 August 2012)

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