The Idealist / Idealisten

Christina Rosendahl (DK, 2015)

Idealisten (Christina Rosendahl, DK, 2015)

January 21st, 1968 – An American B-52 bomber carrying nuclear warheads has just crashed on the polar ice near the US military Air Base in Danish controlled Thule, Greenland. A few days later, responsible governments classify the crash as a Broken Arrow scenario (nuclear accident) but proclaim the situation to be under control. Hundreds of Thule workers are set to work, helping in the gigantic clean-up operation. After eight months, all traces of the crashed aircraft and the plutonium-contaminated snow are gone. The case is closed. 18 years on, while covering a local workers compensation story, reporter Poul Brink suddenly runs into suspicious circumstance linking back to the concealed ‘68 nuclear accident. Apparently, the full and true story about the crash lays well-protected deep under the Thule Bay’s ice cap and deep down in the classified archives in the US.

Based onBased on the novel "Thule-sagen - Løgnens univers" by Poul Brink
CategoryDK/Feature
GenreThriller

Basic information

Danish titleIdealisten
Director of PhotographyLaust Trier Mørk
Production designerNikolaj Danielsen, M. Wan Sputnick
Danish theatrical release09.04.2015
Production countryDenmark
Duration114 min.
Production companyToolbox Film
Domestic distribution SF Film A/S
International saleLevelK / Gammel Kongevej 137 / Over gården, 3. / DK-1850 Frederiksberg C / t +45 4844 3072 / tine.klint@levelk.dk / www.levelk.dk
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Additional information

Technical info1,85:1 - Widescreen / color / Dolby
Danish ratingNot recommended for children under 7

Full credits

Direction
Julie JepsenExtras coordinator
Mille BjørkeCasting: extras
Anita Juel LystbækCasting: extras
Mads Nygaard HemmingsenAssistant director
Augie Alcala1st assistant director: Austin
Augie Alcala III2nd assistant director: Austin
Script
Lars K. AndersenScreenplay
Simon PasternakScreenplay
Birgitte StærmoseScreenplay
Sisse K. IbsenResearch
Sune ElskærStoryboard
Simon BangStoryboard
Jonathan NymanScript translation
Pamela StarbirdScript translation
Charlotte SielingScript consultant
Vinca WiedemannScript consultant
Dara MarksScript consultant
Annette K. OlesenScript consultant
Nikolaj ScherfigScript consultant
Michael W. HorstenScript consultant
Torben BechScript consultant
Production
Ane MandrupProducer
Signe Leick JensenExecutive producer
Morten KaufmannExecutive producer
Karin TrolleLine producer
Antony CastleUnit manager
Mads HemmingsenP.A. to director
Malik ThomasUnit manager assistant
Rasmus Rise MichaelsenLocation manager
Jan MartinsenLocation manager
Martin BaggerLocation manager
Ulla MalmosLocation manager
Mattias EngströmLocation manager: Sweden
Ulla MalmosLocation scout
Rasmus Rise MichaelsenLocation scout
Melek CaglarProduction manager
Liva PrescottProduction assistant
Maria Stevnbak AndersenProducer's assistant
Mette Høst HansenPost Producer
Ben CatfordProduction director
Ida-Maria SlågrupPost-production assistant
Christina Isabel EmdrupPost-producton coordinator
Art ReedProducer: Austin
Ken LewinLocation manager: Austin
Kaliska RossLocation assistant: Austin
Van NguyenProduction assistant: Austin
Kris McMeansProduction assistant: Austin
Cindy MillerProduction supervisor: Washington DC
Carol FlaisherLocation manager: Washington DC
Adrian SpencerProduction assistant: Washington DC
Cinematography
Laust Trier MørkDirector of Photography
Søren Berthelin1st assistant camera
Karsten JacobsenSteadicam
Jeppe LassenBest boy grip
Gabriel Velasco1st assistant camera: Austin
Mark Bergeron2nd assistant camera: Austin
David BravermanDIT: Austin
Tom CostelloKey grip: Austin
Joe CarpenterBest boy grip: Austin
Mike Krebs1st assistant camera: Washington DC
Nick Glekas2nd assistant camera: Washington DC
Samuel DeleonDIT: Washington DC
Stills
Electrical dept.
Jonathan Go-MatsushimaAssistant lighting technician
Mark KøldalAssistant lighting technician
David LynnGaffer: Austin
Garnett GeorgeBest boy: Austin
Editing
Patrick Lund LarsenAssistant editor
Jesper BækdalAssistant editor
Patrick Lund LarsenAssistant editor
Philip Einstein LipskiTrailer editor
Maria Einstein BiilmannTrailer editor
Gregers DohnTrailer editor
Music
Jonas StruckComposer
Teis FrandsenMusic mixer
Árni BergmannMusic mixer
Production design
Nikolaj DanielsenProduction design
M. Wan SputnickProduction design
Mathias Holmgren HassingProperty master
Thomas BremerProperty master
Rasmus KochSet dresser
Kristian BoysenSet decorator
Justin StegallSet dresser: Austin
Andrew SchwartzSet dresser: Austin
Adam DinhanianSet dresser: Austin
Hype RandallSet dresser: Austin
Wardrobe
Louize NissenCostume designer
Anne Werner AnselmoCostume assistant
Rikke SimonsenCostume assistant
Sarah WanezekCostume assistant: Austin
Makeup
Anne Cathrine SauerbergChief makeup artist
Dorte JacobsenMakeup artist
Morten JacobsenSpecial effects makeup
Anna FugateMakeup artist: Austin
Joe RiveraMakeup artist: Austin
Amber WellsMakeup artist assistant: Austin
Sound
Peter AlbrechtsenSound design
Mikkel GroosSound engineer
Peter ThornemanBoom operator
Lars GinzelSound mixer
Lars HalvorsenB-sound designer
Mikkel GroosB-sound designer
Mikkel NielsenSound assistant
Heikki KossiFoley supervisor
Toivo KallioFoley recordist
Pietu KorhonenFoley editor
Jacob KirkegaardSound effects
Ann KroeberSound effects
Rune ThuelundSound effects
David ZieglerDolby consultant
Visual effects
Virgil KastrupCompositing
Sandra KlassColorist
Rasmus LangeGraphic design
Jan TvillingVFX supervisor
Jonas DrehnVFX supervisor
Alex OddbrattVFX artist
Vincent Thomas3D models
Philip Einstein LipskiArt director: Campaign
Maria Einstein BiilmannArt director: Campaign
Philip Einstein LipskiPoster artwork
Maria Einstein BiilmannPoster artwork
Other credits
Jonas BergmannMastering
Appearance
Peter PlaugborgPoul Brink
Søren MallingMarius Schmidt
Arly JoverEstíbaliz
Thomas Bo LarsenCarl Dinesen
Jens AlbinusBlicher
Nikolaj CederholmLæge Pontoppidan
Henrik BirchOle Damgaard
Filippa SuenssonJournalist Eva
Jesper HyldegaardLars Krogsgård
Claus BuePer Strandgaard Jensen
Kristoffer FabriciusJournalist Ib
Anne-Vibeke MogensenRadioreceptionist
Christian LundRadiotekniker
Hans RønneTaxachauffør
Marijana JankovicSekretær Hahnemann
Michael MoritzenDirektør for Udenrigsministeriet
Niels EllegaardMads Ørbæk
Tammi ØstSekretær Søndergaard
Tom JensenBent Ove Andersen
Pat RobinsonJournalist Carl Roth
Mikkel VadsholtPer Winther
Nikki DonelyBibliotekar
Paul KelleherB52 pilot
Barbara BarnesB52 pilotkone
Larry Jack DotsonState tropper
Grant JamesJohn Leddy
Peter Oliver HansenUffe Ellemann-Jensen
Jens AlbinusBlicher
Sofia NolsøeNyhedsoplæser Anja
Hans Henrik ClemensenNiels Helveg Petersen
Sandra Ostermann CardichonAmbassadesekretær
Tim AhrenAmerikansk ambassadør
Isak FrydenlundKristian som spæd
Malik DadayKristian 3 år
Fadime TuranStatsministersekretær
Tina Gylling MortensenLene Frøbert
Hanne HedelundArkivchef Birgit Løgstrup
Andreas Berg NielsenUng journalist
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2016 Beijing International Film Festival 2016

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Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 20-04-2016
Beijing International Film Festival 08-04-2016
Los Angeles Scandinavian Film Festival ASFLA 09-01-2016
Torino International Film Festival 20-11-2015
Leeds Int. Film Festival 04-11-2015
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 04-11-2015
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 22-10-2015
Mill Valley Film Festival, Film Inst. California 08-10-2015
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