Deja vu

Jon Bang Carlsen (DK, 2016)

Déjà Vu // Deja vu (Jon Bang Carlsen, DK, 2016)

The documentary began years ago in director Jon Bang Carlsen's childhood home in rural Denmark when he committed a dreadful act that still reverberates within him. His father had hung a painting of Jesus above his bed. Every evening before closing his eyes, he would beg the man on the cross to look after his family. When his family collapsed and his father left their home, in spite of all his prayers, young Jon blinded his father's gift, burning Jesus' eyes with a glowing poker. Since then the director has travelled the world with his camera to find ways of making up for the damage. His film tells of this journey, mirroring his own life's story in images and clips from his more than forty films made in a variety of genres.


Basic information

Danish titleDéjà Vu
ScreenplayJon Bang Carlsen
Danish theatrical release22.09.2016
Production countryDenmark
Duration86 min.
Production companyC&C Productions
With support fromDet Danske Filminstitut
International saleC&C Productions ApS / Blomstervænget 52 / DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby / t +45 2015 0567 / /
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Additional information

Danish ratingAllowed for children over the age of 11

Full credits

Jon Bang CarlsenDirection
Jon Bang CarlsenScreenplay
Anders V. ChristensenPost-production
Henrik LangkildeSound engineer
Jon Bang CarlsenAppearance
Stine BierlichAppearance
Reine BrynolfssonAppearance
Else PetersenAppearance
Ingolf GaboldAppearance
Bodil KjerAppearance
Ulla HenningsenAppearance
Rasmus SeebachAppearance
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Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date
ZagrebDox 26-02-2017
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 02-11-2016
Vilnius Documentary Film Festival 22-09-2016
Fredrikstad, Nordic Docs 26-05-2016
Amsterdam, IDFA 18-11-2015
CPH:DOX 06-11-2015

Registration of festival participation and awards

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Jon Bang Carlsen

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Reviews and articles

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Varia (Politiken - Rasmussen, 5 November 2015)

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