The will / Testamentet

Christian Sønderby Jepsen (DK, 2011)

Testamentet (Christian Sønderby Jepsen, DK, 2011)

Henrik is in deep trouble. His girlfriend has split, his drug and alcohol abuse have gotten totally out of hand, and he is deeply in debt. When everything seem most dire and his problems almost insurmountable, a door to new life is opened when Henrik's wealthy grandfather dies and leaves him a huge fortune. But at the promise of money a family war breaks out, and years of failure and betrayal are revealed.


Basic information

Danish titleTestamentet
ComposerJonas Colstrup
Danish festival release2011-11-04
Danish theatrical release01.02.2012
Production countryDenmark
Dialogue languageDanish, German
Duration86 min.
Production companyCopenhagen Bombay
Domestic distribution DOXBIO
International saleFirst Hand Films World Sales / Neunbrunnenstrasse 50 / 8050 Zürich / Switzerland / t +41 44 312 2060 / f +41 44 312 2080 / /
Festival informationDanish Film Institute
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Additional information

Technical infocolor / Sound
Danish ratingAllowed for children over the age of 15

Full credits

Arne BroConsultant
Rasmus HeisterbergScript consultant
Sarita ChristensenExecutive producer
Henrik Ernst SteffensenCinematography
Mira JargilLoader
Jonas ColstrupComposer
Peter SchultzSound engineer
Bobby HessB-sound designer
Visual effects
Anders ChristiansenGraphic design
Thomas Bek-ThomsenTechnical support
Kasper BræmerTechnical support
Peter WagnerTechnical support
Morten BallingColorgrading
Jim BeckAppearance
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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festivals
Best Film by Young Author 2012 ZagrebDox 2012
Best Documentary 2012 Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2012
Doc Alliance Award 2012 Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animation 2012
Danish DOX Award 2011 CPH:DOX 2011

Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date
Message to Man 20-09-2014
Budapest Titanic International Film Festival 05-04-2013
Palm Springs American Documentary Film Festival 04-04-2013
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 22-01-2013
CPH:DOX 01-11-2012
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 31-10-2012
Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animation 29-10-2012
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 23-10-2012
Oulu Nordisk Panorama 21-09-2012
DMZ South Korea 21-09-2012
Marseille Festival International du Documentaire 04-07-2012
Belfast Film Festival 31-05-2012
Krakow Film Festival 28-05-2012
Warszawa, Against Gravity 11-05-2012
Nyon, Visions du Réel 20-04-2012
Austin, SXSW Film Festival 09-03-2012
Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 04-03-2012
ZagrebDox 26-02-2012
Göteborg International Film Festival 27-01-2012
Amsterdam, IDFA 16-11-2011
CPH:DOX 03-11-2011
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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.

Christian Sønderby Jepsen

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Press material

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stills22_3 Photo: Christian Sønderby Jepsen. Testamentet. Nature shot
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stills5_3 Photo: Christian Sønderby Jepsen. Testamentet. Henrik's home
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Testamentet. Christian Photo: Christian Sønderby Jepsen. Testamentet. Christian
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Testamentet. Family picture Photo: Framegrab. Testamentet. Family picture
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Testamentet. Henrik at funeral Photo: Christian Sønderby Jepsen. Testamentet. Henrik at his grandfather's funeral
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Testamentet. Henrik at lake Photo: Christian Sønderby Jepsen. Testamentet. Henrik at a lake
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Testamentet. Landscape with Henrik Photo: Christian Sønderby Jepsen. Testamentet. Landscape with Henrik and Ceci
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Testamentet. Portrait of director Christian Sønderby Jepsen2 Photo: Thomas Skou. Testamentet. Director Christian Sønderby Jepsen
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Testamentet. Portrait of producer Julie E. Pedersen Photo: Thomas Skou. Testamentet. Producer Julie E. Pedersen
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Testamentet. Priority still Photo: Christian Sønderby Jepsen. Testamentet. Priority still
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Testamentet. The writing on the wall Photo: Christian Sønderby Jepsen. Testamentet. The writing on the wall
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DFI News and articles

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Reviews and articles

Varia (Ekstra Bladet - Vestergaard, 8 February 2014)

Interview (Weekendavisen - Rifbjerg, 10 February 2012)

Interview (Weekendavisen - Rifbjerg, 10 February 2012)

Artikel (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Enggaard, 5 February 2012)

Interview (Politiken - Olsen, 4 February 2012)

Anmeldelse (Weekendavisen - Green Jensen, 3 February 2012)

Artikel (BT - Johansson, 1 February 2012)

Anmeldelse (Berlingske Tidende - Sauntved, 1 February 2012)

Anmeldelse (Ekstra Bladet - Queitsch, 1 February 2012)

Anmeldelse (Kristeligt Dagblad - Schantz Lauridsen, 1 February 2012)

Anmeldelse (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Levinsen, 1 February 2012)

Interview (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Enggaard, 1 February 2012)

Interview (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Enggaard, 1 February 2012)

Anmeldelse (Politiken - Jensen, 1 February 2012)

Anmeldelse (Information - Movin, 31 January 2012)

Interview (Information - Yde, 31 January 2012)

Interview (Information - Yde, 31 January 2012)

Varia (Information - Ritzau, 30 January 2012)

Artikel (Politiken - Thorsen, 28 January 2012)

Anmeldelse (Politiken - Jensen, 4 November 2011)

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