Natural Disorder / Naturens uorden

Christian Sønderby Jepsen (DK, 2015)

Naturens uorden (Christian Sønderby Jepsen, DK, 2015)
Foto: Christian Sønderby Jepsen

24-year-old Jacob Nossell is really bright, but he does not fit the typical idea of the perfect life. Jacob is living with cerebral palsy, a congenital physical disability. In addition to affecting his speech, it causes muscle cramps and stiffness. His words run together when he speaks and his movements are limited. With a normal intellect in a weakened body, Jacob is the embodiment of the dilemma of normality - he is too disabled to be truly accepted by society and too normal to accept his own fate. Therefore Jacob has decided to stage a performance at the Royal Danish Theatre (Human Phase-out), and put matters straight once and for all. He will do away with normality as defined by the majority.


Basic information

Danish titleNaturens uorden
ComposerJonas Colstrup
Danish theatrical release07.10.2015
Online release2016-02-09
Production countryDenmark
Duration97 min.
Production companyMoving Documentary
Domestic distribution DOXBIO
International saleDR International Sales / DR Byen / Emil Holms Kanal 20 / DK-0999 København C / t +45 3520 3040 / f +45 3520 3969 / /
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Additional information

Danish ratingAllowed for children over the age of 11
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Full credits

Estelle BovelanderCo-producer: Holland
Ingvil GiskeCo-producer: Norway
Katrine SahlstrømAssociate producer
Simone Staack HedelundProducer's assistant
Jonas ColstrupComposer
Svenn JakobsenSound engineer: Norway
Visual effects
Torsten Høgh RasmussenGraphic design
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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festivals
Best International Documentary 2016 München Documentary Festival 2016
International Feature Award 2016 Warszawa, Against Gravity 2016
Grand Prix 2016 Seoul, EBS International Documentary Festival 2016
Senior Juty Award 2016 Budapest Documentary Film Festival 2016
Main Award of the sectionLet Them Be Normal 2016 Budapest Documentary Film Festival 2016

Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date
Tehran, Cinéma Vérité, Documentary Film Festival 10-12-2017
Budapest Documentary Film Festival 24-09-2016
Seoul, EBS International Documentary Festival 21-08-2016
Warszawa, Against Gravity 13-05-2016
München Documentary Festival 05-05-2016
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 28-04-2016
Zagreb, Festival Of Tolerance 12-04-2016
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 18-03-2016
Oslo EuroDoc Film Festival 09-03-2016
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 07-03-2016
Göteborg International Film Festival 29-01-2016
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 25-01-2016
Amsterdam, IDFA 18-11-2015
CPH:DOX 06-11-2015
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Registration of festival participation and awards

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.

Christian Sønderby Jepsen

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DFI News and articles

We Are All Abnormal (23. november 2015)
Danish films at IDFA (18. november 2015)
CPH:DOX presents 2015 programme (23. oktober 2015)
Danish docs headed for IDFA (09. oktober 2015)
True Stories (19. maj 2015)

Reviews and articles

Varia (Information - Thorup, 15 October 2015)

Interview (Berlingske Tidende - Sauntved, 9 October 2015)

Interview (Kristeligt Dagblad - Egebo, 9 October 2015)

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

Anmeldelse (Politiken - Hygum Sørensen, 7 October 2015)

Anmeldelse (Ekstra Bladet - Queitsch, 7 October 2015)

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