Long Story Short / Lang historie kort

May el-Toukhy (DK, 2015)

Lang historie kort (May el-Toukhy, DK, 2015)

The story of Ellen and her friends, all in their late thirties/early forties, and their more or less self-inflicted complicated love life and longing for romantic redemption. The story is a summary of three years of love-related highs and lows for the group of friends told through eight chapters, each of them set at a party: a New Year's Eve, a housewarming, a Midsummer's Eve, a wedding, a surprise party, a naming ceremony, an anniversary and a round birthday. It is an ensemble story about a group of people who struggle with the conception of the perfect relationship and are bound to re-evaluate their take on what true love is.

GenreComedy, Drama

Basic information

Danish titleLang historie kort
DirectorMay el-Toukhy
Director of PhotographyRasmus Videbæk
Production designerSøren Schwarzberg
Danish theatrical release07.05.2015
Production countryDenmark
Dialogue languageDanish
Duration90 min.
Production companyMiso Film, SF Film A/S
In collaboration with TV2, FilmFyn
International saleTrustNordisk / Filmbyen 22 / DK-2650 Hvidovre / t +45 3686 8788 / f +45 3677 4448 / info@trustnordisk.com / www.trustnordisk.com
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Additional information

Danish ratingNot recommended for children under 7

Full credits

May el-ToukhyDirection
Eigil Jacobsen1st assistant director
Andy Vinther2nd assistant director
Sedsel AndersenContinuity
Karin JagdCasting: children
Malene RugaardCasting assistant
Anita Juel LystbækExtras coordinator
Klaus MøllerDialogue coach: Ola Rapace
Jennifer VedstedAssistant director: pre-production
May el-ToukhyScreenplay
Rasmus HeisterbergScript consultant
Caroline BlancoProducer
Jonas AllenExecutive producer
Peter BoseExecutive producer
Marianne ChristensenLine producer
Claudia Siesbye HalstedAssociate producer
Per Damgaard HansenProduction coordinator
Carina S. JeppesenProduction assistant
Emilie Spliid ClausenProducer's assistant
Kenneth BergLocation manager
Kenneth BergLocation scout
Erik CroneLocation manager
Erik CroneLocation scout
Mia Bang StenbergPost-producton coordinator
Charlotte BuchPost-production consultant
Søren DahlLocation scout: pre-production
Rasmus VidebækDirector of Photography
Henrik Lyngbo1st assistant camera
Neffi KristensenClapper/loader
Katharina Juul-AndersenClapper/loader
Adam WallenstenCinematographer: 2nd camera
Franz A. Borde2nd camera operator
Kristian Dalby ArbsClapper/loader
Per ArnesenStills
Søren KirkegaardStill photographer
Electrical dept.
Thomas MenzerBest boy
Niels Christian BærentzenAssistant lighting technician
Janus HajslundAssistant lighting technician
Simon HarderAvid supervisor
Jesper BækdalAvid assistant
Janus Billeskov JansenEditing supervisor
Mikkel MalthaMusic supervisor
Gertrud DühringChoir arrangement
Peter AlbrechtsenMusical consultant
Production design
Søren SchwarzbergProduction designer
Eva Maria Hartvig LundProperty master
Magnus KastingSet decorator
Henrik Wilson MalmqvistProperty assistant
Helle Lygum JustesenAssistant set designer
Maria Grieg RüszProperty assistant
Jacob Wirth CarlsenAssistant set decorator
Rebecca RichmondKey costumer
Mette MeinickeCostume on set
Marie Hegelund KleisCostume assistant
Gabi HumnickiCostume supervisor
Fatima LouborgChief makeup artist
Lene LarsenMakeup artist
Nicolai LinckSound design
Rasmus DamsgaardA-sound engineer
Johannes Elling DamSound engineer
Sune KaarsbergBoom operator
Martin LangenbachFoley artist
Christoph OertelFoley recordist
Jakob August Valentin DrenckSound effects recordist
Jakob GarfieldB-sound designer
Visual effects
Thomas TherchilsenColorgrading
Martin MadsenCompositing
Lasse StrømGraphic design
Other credits
Thomas CaspersenDCP mastering
Ola RapaceSebastian
Nadia AudaGæst
Ingeborg DuusRolf og Bolettes mor
Angus LinnetTvillingbaby #1
Vincent LinnetTvillingbaby #2
Laura Wilhelmi LjungdalhAdams nye kæreste
Christopher LæssøBordherre #1
Magnus BruunMax' bordherre
Bilal IrshedBryllupsband
Adam WoerBryllupsband
Alexander KraglundBryllupsband
Rasmus MøldrupBryllupsband
Yohan RamonBryllupsband
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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festivals
Best Leading Actress 2016 Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2016
Best Screenplay 2016 Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2016

Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date
Bitola International Cinematographers Film Festival Manaki Brothers 23-09-2017
Sao Paulo, Nordic Bridge Film Festival 25-08-2016
Espoo Ciné International Film Festival 19-08-2016
Kilkenny European Subtitle Film Festival 23-11-2015
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 01-10-2015
Reykjavik Film Festival 24-09-2015
Shanghai International Film Festival 13-06-2015
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Registration of festival participation and awards

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DFI News and articles

Reviews and articles

Varia (BT - Ritzau, 8 January 2016)

Varia (BT - Ritzau, 8 January 2016)

Anmeldelse (Weekendavisen - Green Jensen, 8 May 2015)

Artikel (Information - Monggaard, 8 May 2015)

Anmeldelse (BT - Lind Larsen, 7 May 2015)

Anmeldelse (Berlingske Tidende - Wendt Jensen, 7 May 2015)

Anmeldelse (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Frank Rasmussen, 7 May 2015)

Anmeldelse (Politiken - Skotte Christensen, 7 May 2015)

Varia (Politiken - Yde, 7 May 2015)

Artikel (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Enggaard, 2 May 2015)

Interview (Berlingske Tidende - Sauntved, 1 May 2015)

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