A Short Life / Det korte liv

Janus Metz (DK, 2014)

Det korte liv (Janus Metz, DK, 2014)

A drunk Greenlandic man tries to commit suicide but fails. His arms are too short and he only succeeds in the complete destruction of his jaw. Surgeons and nurses start the slow and tiresome work of creating a new jaw, wondering if it is worth the effort. Finally the new titanium jaw is in place and it makes him look less drunk and less Greenlander. More like a South American version of Kirk Douglas. With new courage, he is ready to be discharged.

Based onBased on a story from Kaspar Colling Nielsens novel "Borgerkrigen i Danmark 2018-24".
CategoryDK/Short fiction

Basic information

Danish titleDet korte liv
DirectorJanus Metz
Director of PhotographyAdam Philp
ComposerUno Helmersson
Production designerHelle Lygum Justesen
Production countryDenmark
Duration14 min.
Production companyCreative Alliance P
With support from New Danish Screen
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Additional information

Danish ratingAllowed for children over the age of 15

Full credits

Janus MetzDirection
Anne PlauborgAssistant director
Kaan AriciAssistant director
Janus MetzScreenplay
Marianne ChristensenProduction supervisor
Jette Bitten GlibstrupProduction manager
Oliver TonningUnit manager
Alex DeckerProduction assistant
Morten StahlhutLocation scout
Emma EngbergPost-production manager
James JohnstonTechnical supervisor
Adam PhilpCinematographer
Mikkel Find1st assistant camera
Kristian AppelSteadicam operator
Flemming LaybournSteadicam operator
Electrical dept.
Tobias JuhlGaffer
Mads JunkerBest boy
Andreas CarbelAssistant lighting technician
Emil AagaardAssistant lighting technician
Julius Alsinger PlambechAssistant lighting technician
Uno HelmerssonComposer
Production design
Helle Lygum JustesenProduction design
Søren HansenSet dresser
Anne OddershedeProduction design assistant
Sara Paludan BattrupCostume on set
Martin HansenSpecial effects makeup
Peter AlbrechtsenSound design
Jan LundbySound recordist
Jacques PedersenB-sound designer
Mikkel NielsenSound assistant
Heikki KossiFoley artist
Hannu KarppinenFoley recordist
Peter AlbrechtsenSound mixer
Jacques PedersenSound mixer
Special effects
Martin HansenSpecial effects
Visual effects
Kaj IvanovicColorist
Jesper RydlandVisual effects
SImon SandinVisual effects
Camilla HaggVisual effects
Nicolas BroAppearance
Signe Egholm OlsenAppearance
Søren SpanningAppearance
Biljana StojkoskaAppearance
Frida FlaggrenAppearance
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