The Cake Dynasty

Christian Lollike, Denmark, 2023

107 min.DK/Feature

Middle-aged factory boss Niels is at a breaking point when his family-run cake factory is on the verge of bankruptcy. To save the business, he’s forced into producing low-calorie sweets and hiring refugees to work in the factory. Will these seismic changes cause him to fall apart, or to open his heart in new ways? The Cake Dynasty is a warm-hearted love story and a political satire.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Kagefabrikken
Danish title Kagefabrikken
Director Christian Lollike
Screenplay Christian Lollike, Sigrid Johannesen
Producer Kim Magnusson, Michael Fleischer, Maj Andersson
Director of Photography Manuel Alberto Claro
Editor Anders Villadsen
Sound Johannes Elling Dam, Thomas Perez-Pape
Production designer Rikke Tvilum
Casting Karin Jagd
Appearance Nicolas Bro, Bahar Pars, Tina Gylling Mortensen, Emma Sehested Høeg
Production country Denmark
Danish audio description Yes
Domestic distribution Scandinavian Film Distribution
International sales LevelK ApS
Danish theatrical release 05.01.2023
Comment In my opinion, The Cake Dynasty is a new type of Danish narrative, written with coarse-grained humor. The goal is to put the two most central themes in the Danish consciousness into play: the perception of immigrants and health fanaticism. In their own way, I believe these two themes dominate, or perhaps even haunt, the Danes today. With The Cake Dynasty, I want to unfold these themes through a rather grotesque narrative and imagery, making it possible for the audience to see themselves portrayed in a dark, humorous way. In short, I want to give the Danes the opportunity to ventilate their pinched anxiety through laughter.
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company Tales Inc Cph
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, FilmFyn, Danmarks Radio
Domestic distribution Scandinavian Film Distribution


Direction Christian Lollike
1st assistant director Jude Kimuli
1st assistant director Thomas Schindel
2nd assistant director Emma Lind
Assistant director Aage Rais
Continuity Sidsel Andersen
Casting Karin Jagd
Casting: extras Tommy Duus
Extras coordinator Lise Søllested


Screenplay Christian Lollike
Screenplay Sigrid Johannesen


Producer Kim Magnusson
Producer Michael Fleischer
Producer Maj Andersson
Executive producer Kim Beich
Executive producer Lars Mitch Fischermann
Production manager Caroline Steenberg Dam
Production coordinator Sara Lillie
Location manager Benjamin Mathiesen
Location scout Jacob Pilgaard
Location scout Mads Kruse
Location scout Anne Magnér
Location scout Henriette Varberg
Post Producer Nanna van Elk
Post-producton coordinator Sanne Tatjana


Cinematographer Manuel Alberto Claro
First assistant camera Franz A. Borde
2nd assistant camera Thomas Mayer
Camera assistant Sofie Wolthers Rasmussen
Drone operator Benjamin Mathiasen
Drone operator Kasper "Ko" Lyngsie
DIT Jonas Kyed
Key grip Jeppe Lassen


Still photographer Rolf Konow

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Jacob Østergaard
Best boy Jacob Østergaard Johansson
Best boy Mark Stig
Gaffer: 2. unit Kasper Mønster
Best boy: 2. unit Mark Stig


Editor Anders Villadsen
Technical supervisor Andreas Rostrock


Music Jonas Struck

Production design

Production designer Rikke Tvilum
Set dresser Lauge Voight
Set decorator Stine Ricks
Assistant set dresser Freja Wrang Gammelgaard
Assistant set dresser Julie Darum Andersen


Key costumer Nanna Bernholm
Costume on set Anne Mette Juul
Costume assistant Rebecca Elisabeth


Makeup designer Eros Codinas
SFX makeup Susana Flores
Chief makeup artist Eros Codinas
Chief makeup artist Ea Hvarre
Chief makeup artist Susana Flores
Makeup assistant Cecilie Nielsen
Makeup assistant Cecilie Graugaard Eriksen
Makeup assistant Pia Engsted Nissen


Sound engineer Johannes Elling Dam
Boom operator Byron Meyer
Sound assistant Anne Lysemose
Sound designer Thomas Perez-Pape
Dialogue editor Rune Klausen
Mixer Thomas Perez-Pape
Mixer Rune Klausen
Sound supervisor Eddie Simonsen
Foley artist Martin Lagenbach
Foley artist Christoph Oetel

Special effects

SFX Anders Thygesen

Visual effects

Colorist Lasse Marcussen
VFX supervisor Bjørn Munch
Compositing Ian Bach
Compositing Villads Liversage
CGI Simon Dunkan


Stunt coordinator Jacob Malm Carlsen
Assistant stunt coordinator Jack Hansen
Stunt double Linette Stamp Christensen


Intimacy Coordinator Camilla Bendix


Niels Agger Nicolas Bro
Zeinab Bahar Pars
Else Agger Tina Gylling Mortensen
June Emma Sehested Høeg
Johnny Andreas Jebro
Sally Ena Spottag Fog
ØB Henrik Olesen
Connie Claudia Gregersen
Haidar Zaki Youssef

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