The Mountains

Christian Einshøj, Denmark, 2023

89 min.DK/Documentary

Two decades after the tragic death of his brother, the director Christians Einshøj''s family is falling apart. Armed with 30 years of home-video, 75.000 family photos and three tightly fit superhero costumes, he ventures into landscapes of long-lost time, in an attempt to confront the 25-year old tragedy, and the hidden wounds left in its wake. It''s a story of fathers and sons, of vast collections of stamps and amateur videography, of long-distance business-class flights and all the other ways in which we flee, instead of talking about that which hurts – and of the redemption that can follow when the silence is breached and they maybe finally make it to the other side of the mountains.
Basic information Credits
Original title Bjergene
Danish title Bjergene
Keywords Norway, Family history, Families, Brothers, Deaths, Grief, Grief therapy, Video production, 1990-1999, 2000-2009, 2010-2019, 2020-2030, Men
Director Christian Einshøj
Screenplay Christian Einshøj
Producer Mathilde Hvid Lippmann
Director of Photography Søren Einshøj, Christian Einshøj
Editor Christian Einshøj
Sound Sune Kaarsberg
Composer Toke Brorson Odin
Appearance Frederik Einshøj, Alexander Einshøj, Christian Einshøj, Søren Einshøj
Production country Denmark
International sales CAT&Docs
Online release 08.05.2023, Filmcentralen
Comment First feature documentary by Christian Einshøj, an editor of a number of shorts, documentaries and features. His short documentary ''Haunted'' (2018) won for best international short at Hot Docs.
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7
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Production company Made in Copenhagen ApS
With support from New Danish Screen, Creative Europe


Direction Christian Einshøj


Screenplay Christian Einshøj


Producer Mathilde Hvid Lippmann
Production manager Christina Alsing
Production manager Henriette Kræmer
Executive producer Helle Faber
Impact producer Mette Bjerregaard


Cinematographer Søren Einshøj
Cinematographer Christian Einshøj


Editor Christian Einshøj


Composer Toke Brorson Odin


Sound designer Sune Kaarsberg

Visual effects

Grading Anders Vadgaard Christensen
Graphic design Sofie Winding
Assistant colorgrader Maria Klarlund
VFX Martin Munck Schmidt
Online Eliott Becheau
Online Peter W. Lassen


Appearance Frederik Einshøj
Appearance Alexander Einshøj
Appearance Christian Einshøj
Appearance Søren Einshøj
Appearance Eva Einshøj
Appearance Kristoffer Einshøj

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