Blood Ties / Blodets Bånd

Pernille Bervald Jørgensen, Christian Sønderby Jepsen (DK, 2013)

Blodets Bånd (Pernille Bervald Jørgensen, Christian Sønderby Jepsen, DK, 2013)

Svend has 16 children. Gitte is mother to the four youngest but now the two of them are getting a divorce after a very turbulent, 28 year long marriage. The divorce collides with their youngest daughter Christina's decision to move out. This drastic change in the family gives rise to a series of questions - especially for Christina, who finds that when it comes to her childhood, her family seems to suffer from a rare form of collective memory lapse. And especially when it comes to the forced removal of her and her siblings, one of the most unjust actions, they were ever subjected to. Now Christina is determined to find out about the past, and Svend decides to help his daughter - also in an attempt to help his own memories come back. He requests full right of access to municipality files on his family and one day he and Christina receive a box full of secrets that were either forgotten over time or lost, somehow, in a haze of booze and drugs.

CategoryDK/Documentary

Basic information

Danish titleBlodets Bånd
Other titlesSvend og de 16 børn
ProducerHelle Faber
ComposerJonas Colstrup
Danish theatrical release05.06.2013
Production countryDenmark
Dialogue languageDanish
Duration83 min.
Production companyMade in Copenhagen
Domestic distribution DOXBIO
International saleMade in Copenhagen ApS / Ryesgade 106A, 2. / DK-2100 København Ø / t +45 2623 6351 / faber@madeincopenhagen.dk / www.madeincopenhagen.dk
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Danish ratingAllowed for children over the age of 15

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Direction
Script
Rasmus HeisterbergScript consultant
Production
Helle FaberProducer
Mads LundCo-producer
Luna JansenProduction manager
Cinematography
Niels ThastumCinematographer
Editing
Music
Sound
Peter AlbrechtsenSound engineer
Appearance
Svend SortneglAppearance
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