Mercy Mercy - A portrait of a true adoption / Mercy Mercy - Adoptionens pris

Katrine W. Kjær (DK, 2012)

Mercy Mercy - Adoptionens pris (Katrine W. Kjær, DK, 2012)

What happens when adoption turns into an industry with the aim to alleviate the western world's childlessness, forgetting all about helping the children and families in the developing countries? The film is a global story about the catastrophic consequences of a choice made with the best intention. We follow an adoption from both sides of the globe, from the biological parents' last days with their children, through the adoption process and during the first four years of the adoptive parents' new life with the children in the West.

CategoryDK/Documentary

Basic information

Danish titleMercy Mercy - Adoptionens pris
Other titlesFor børnenes skyld
Director of PhotographyHenrik Bohn Ipsen
TV release2012-11-26
DR
Production countryDenmark
Dialogue languageDanish, English
Duration90 min.
Production companyFridthjof Film
FinanceWith support from The Danish Filminstitute/Malene Flindt Pedersen and TV2
Domestic distribution DR International Sales
International saleDR International Sales / DR Byen / Emil Holms Kanal 20 / DK-0999 København C / t +45 3520 3040 / f +45 3520 3969 / drsales@dr.dk / www.drsales.dk
Festival informationDet Danske Filminstitut
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Additional information

Danish ratingNot recommended for children under 7

Full credits

Direction
Katrine W. KjærDirection
Production
Sara StockmannProducer
Christian von der ReckeProduction manager
Nicolai BoesenProducer's assistant
Cinematography
Henrik Bohn IpsenCinematographer
Editing
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Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date
Beijing, iDOCS Int. Documentary Forum 12-12-2014
Anthropology Film Festival Pärnu 14-07-2014
Budapest, Verzio Documentary Film Festival 05-11-2013
Cape Town, Encounters South African Int. Documentary Film Festival 06-06-2013
Warszawa, Against Gravity 10-05-2013
Tel Aviv Docaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival 02-05-2013
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 25-04-2013
Stockholm Film Festival Junior 15-04-2013
Göteborg International Film Festival 25-01-2013
Amsterdam, IDFA 14-11-2012
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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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Forældre_mur Photo: Henrik Bohn Ipsen. Mercy, Mercy - Adoptionens pris. Sinkenesh and Hussen. Wall
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image001 Photo: Henrik Bohn Ipsen. Mercy, Mercy - Adoptionens pris. Priority still
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Katrine-Kjær_Robin-Skjoldbo Photo: Robin Skjoldborg. Mercy, Mercy - Adoptionens pris. Director Katrine W. Kjær
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Mercy, Mercy - Adoptionens pris. Gert and Masho Photo: Henrik Bohn Ipsen. Mercy, Mercy - Adoptionens pris. Gert and Masho
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Mercy, Mercy - Adoptionens pris. Hussen in tears Photo: Henrik Bohn Ipsen. Mercy, Mercy - Adoptionens pris. Hussen in tears
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Mercy, Mercy - Adoptionens pris. Masho gets a message from Henriette Photo: Henrik Bohn Ipsen. Mercy, Mercy - Adoptionens pris. Masho gets a message from Henriette
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Mercy, Mercy - Adoptionens pris. Portrait of producer Miriam Nørgaard Photo: Mercy, Mercy - Adoptionens pris. Producer Miriam Nørgaard
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Mercy, Mercy - Adoptionens pris. Sinkenesh and Hussen in tears Photo: Henrik Bohn Ipsen. Mercy, Mercy - Adoptionens pris. Sinkenesh and Hussen in tears
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Mor_grøn_dør Photo: Henrik Bohn Ipsen. Mercy, Mercy - Adoptionens pris. Sinkenesh. Green door
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