Great Grandad’s Tall Tales - The Knights / Min oldefars historier - Ridderne

Tone Mygind Rostbøll (DK, 2016)

Min oldefars historier - Ridderne (Tone Mygind Rostbøll, DK, 2016)

Theodor is eyeing Great Grandad’s medieval knight’s sword hanging on the wall. He tries to get it down without Great Grandad noticing, but Great Grandad sees him and warns him that a knight’s sword isn’t a toy. With great reverence, Great Grandad tells Theodor that a person has to earn the right to wield a sword and proceeds to recount the tale of how he and Fatso dressed up as real knights and performed knightly deeds. Theodor wants to be a real knight too and makes a cloak out of an old curtain and an impressive suit of armour out of barbeque trays. But how do you earn the right to wield a sword? Theodor asks Great Grandad if he can perform a knightly deed for him – and Great Grandad says he has the perfect thing. Theodor helps Great Grandad carry the firewood into the house and is duly knighted. Theodor and Great Grandad round off the day with a duel – using toy swords, of course!

CategoryDK/Documentary - Children's films

Basic information

Danish titleMin oldefars historier - Ridderne
Other titlesMin oldefars historier
Director of PhotographyLis Dyre
Production designerTorben Stig Nielsen
Production countryDenmark
Duration9 min.
Production companyToolbox Film
With support fromDet Danske Filminstitut, DR
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Additional information

Danish ratingAllowed for all

Full credits

Søren Hadsund Mortensen1st assistant director
Ditte von FintelProduction assistant
Lis DyreCinematographer
Søren Hadsund Mortensen1st assistant camera
Jeppe HansenB-editor
Halfdan E.Musical consultant
Production design
Torben Stig NielsenProduction designer
Kevin BavnhøjSound design
Hans MøllerSound design
Torben GreveFoley artist
Diana QueirósSound assistant
Visual effects
Palle NørmarkGraphic design
Erik RostbøllAppearance
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