The Sunfish / Klumpfisken

Søren Balle (DK, 2014)

Klumpfisken (Søren Balle, DK, 2014)

45-year-old Kristian, otherwise known as Kesse, is a third generation fisherman who lives in the small and windblown town of Hirtshals, in northern Jutland. Times are changing and new fishery policies are pressuring the local fishermen. As a result Kesse is desperately struggling to keep his heads above water and the creditors at bay. He is forced to find more notorious ways of making ends meet, which in turn leads him to meet the female marine biologist Gerd, from Copenhagen. Despite obvious differences, they fall head over heels in love with each other and Kesse is suddenly faced with the difficult choice of whether to continue fighting for the life he knows so well, or to start anew.

Based onBased on the Reumert award winning play "Sunfish".

Basic information

Danish titleKlumpfisken
DirectorSøren Balle
Director of PhotographyMartin Munch
Production designerDorte Knirke Madelung
Danish theatrical release06.03.2014
Production countryDenmark
Duration100 min.
Production companyFilm Maker Aps
Domestic distribution SF Film A/S
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Additional information

Technical infoDolby 5.1

Full credits

Søren BalleDirection
Jeanette NordahlAssistant director
Jeanette NordahlContinuity
Ole NørgaardDialogue director
Søren BalleScreenplay
Lærke SanderhoffScreenplay
Nikolaj ScherfigScript consultant
Lars C. DetlefsenScript consultant
C.C. HolstScript consultant
Anna TolnovProduction manager
Victor CunhaProducer's assistant
Finn RichardtLocation scout: pre-production
Jesper GrünerUnit manager
Stine Marie M. NielsenPost-producton coordinator
Sandra Emilie DoigPost-producton coordinator
Thomas Lindqvist Winther-SchmidtProduction assistant
Martin MunchDirector of Photography
Gitte Gammelgaard1st assistant camera
Niklas Herskind1st assistant camera
Jesper KikkenborgUnderwater cinematographer
Bibi BergeStills
Electrical dept.
Tue BengtssonBest boy
Camilla SkousenEditing supervisor
Rasmus Stensgaard MadsenEditing supervisor
Eva MulvadEditing supervisor
Mark BalstrupAssistant editor
Gregers DohnTrailer editor
Allan OlsenTitle song
Peter AlbrechtsenMusic supervisor
Production design
Dorte Knirke MadelungProduction designer
Louise RathjeAssistant set designer
Katrine SteinStylist
Frank Mølgaard KnudsenSound recordist
Alex PavlovicSound design
Kjetil MørkBoom operator
Hamid AlamizadehBoom operator
Lars HalvorsenBoom operator
Martin LangenbachFoley artist
Christoph WieczorekFoley mixer
Alex PavlovicSound mixer
Bo Asdal AndersenSound assistant
Special effects
Katrine SteinSpecial effects
Visual effects
Lasse MarcussenColorist
Bjørn MunchConforming
Bjørn MunchVisual effects
Andreas RostockDigital intermediate
Stig GüntherStunt coordinator
Lars Topp ThomsenLille Lars
Hanne LaursenLisbeth
Martin RingsmoseYngre fiskerikontrollør
Bjarne EilersÆldre fiskerikontrollør
Jørgen BingTogkonduktør
Normann JensenTruckfører
Lotte StorgaardSvømmelærer
Katrine SteinBartender
Tine KetilssonLeder på fiskefabrik
Keld HahnMedarbejder på fiskefabrik
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DFI News and articles

Reviews and articles

Artikel (Politiken - Skotte Christensen, 31 May 2015)

Interview (Kristeligt Dagblad - Goddiksen, 12 March 2014)

Interview (Information - Brask Rasmussen, 10 March 2014)

Anmeldelse (Weekendavisen - Green Jensen, 7 March 2014)

Anmeldelse (Berlingske Tidende - Sauntved, 6 March 2014)

Anmeldelse (Ekstra Bladet - Queitsch, 6 March 2014)

Anmeldelse (Information - Monggaard, 6 March 2014)

Anmeldelse (Kristeligt Dagblad - Zierau, 6 March 2014)

Anmeldelse (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Frank Rasmussen, 6 March 2014)

Anmeldelse (Politiken - Sonne, 6 March 2014)

Interview (Politiken - Skotte Christensen, 6 March 2014)

Artikel (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Lindegaard, 5 March 2014)

Interview (Berlingske Tidende - Bamdej, 28 February 2014)

Artikel (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Glasius, 19 June 2013)

Varia (Ekstra Bladet - Bladet, 16 May 2013)

Varia (Politiken, 16 May 2013)

Artikel (Kristeligt Dagblad - Dagblad, 15 May 2013)

Interview (Politiken, 4 April 2013)

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