Thors saga

Ulla Boje Rasmussen (DK, 2011)

Thors saga (Ulla Boje Rasmussen, DK/IS, 2011)

The dramatic tale of an extraordinary Icelandic family and its journey through Iceland's economic ups and downs. As a 14 year old boy, the family's founder, Thor Jensen, left a Danish orphanage to accept an apprenticeship in Iceland. The remote Danish colony was impoverished, but Thor Jensen saw opportunities and a potential in growth. With far-sighted initiatives and innovative business ideas. His great-grand son Thor Björgólfsson found inspiration in his forefather's initiatives and inherited the ability to see opportunities in uncultivated markets. With sensational ventures, Björgólfsson looked beyond Iceland's borders and gained success. Björgólfsson then defied his own business strategy and invested in the Icelandic banking system. Here he made his greatest failure. The global financial crisis reached Iceland and threatened with state bankruptcy. Today, Björgólfsson is thought to be one of the key figures to send Iceland into economic pillory.

CategoryDK/Documentary - Portrait films

Basic information

Danish titleThors saga
ComposerJoachim Holbek
TV release2011-09-18
Production countryDenmark/Iceland
Dialogue languageDanish, English, Icelandic
Duration90 min.
Production companyUpfront Films
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Additional information

Danish ratingNot recommended for children under 7

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Rannveig Reumert LárusdóttirAssistant director
Mette ZeruneithScreenplay
Keld ZeruneithConsultant
Jakob Kirstein HøgelProducer: pre-production
Monica HellströmProduction manager
Signe TillischProduction manager
Joanna Zofia Bard MikolajczykProduction manager
Susanne Fosgaard NielsenProduction manager
Anders RavnProduction assistant
Martin KjærgaardProduction assistant
Julie W. TovgaardProduction assistant
Helene Meden HansenTechnical coodinator
Klaus KjeldsenTechnical coodinator
Mikkel SangstadTechnical coodinator
Daniel AlbanTechnical coodinator
Peter Wagner LassenTechnical coodinator
Anders V. ChristensenPost-producton coordinator
Signe TillischResearch
Linus EklundCinematography
Thomas MarottCinematography
Henrik Bohn IpsenCinematography
Ulla Boje RasmussenCinematography
Anders RefnEditing
Martin Munck SchmidtOnline editor
Joachim HolbekComposer
Sigurdur SigurdssonSound recordist
Peter SchultzSound recordist
Helene Meden HansenSound recordist
Pétur EinarssonSound design
Visual effects
Maria KlarlundColorgrading
Sofie GråbølNarrator
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