Between Two Worlds / Mellem to verdener

Janus Metz (DK, 2018)

Mellem to verdener (Janus Metz, DK, 2018)

25 years ago, Sommai, a former sex worker from Pattaya, married a Danish man and moved with him to a remote community on the west coast of Denmark. Ever since, she has arranged marriages between lonely Danish fishermen and women from her Thai village back home. With Sommai as matchmaker and cultural broker at the centre of the film, we follow four couples as they fight for dignity and struggle to find a way out of poverty and loneliness. We are there when dreams become reality and when life doesn’t go according to plan, when marriages succeed or fail, when children grow up to reap the benefits or pay the price of their mothers' choices.

CategoryDK/Documentary

Basic information

Danish titleMellem to verdener
DirectorJanus Metz
Director of PhotographyHenrik Bohn Ipsen, Sophia Olsson, Lars Skree
ComposerUno Helmersson
Production countryDenmark
Duration90 min.
Production companyMagic Hour Films, Metz Film
International saleAutlook Filmsales / Spittelberggasse 3/14 / 1070 Wien / Austria / t +43 720 34 69 34 / welcome@autlookfilms.com / autlookfilms.com
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Full credits

Direction
Janus MetzDirection
Sine PlambechCo-director
Production
Henrik VeileborgProducer: pre-production
Sine PlambechResearch
Cinematography
Henrik Bohn IpsenCinematographer
Lars SkreeCinematographer
Sophia OlssonCinematographer
Editing
Marion TuorEditor
Line SchouEditor
Music
Uno HelmerssonComposer
Sound
Christian HolmSound engineer
Visual effects
Laurens OrijVisual effects
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