The Quiet Migration

Malene Choi, Denmark, 2023

102 min.DK/Feature

Carl, 19, lives a quiet life in the Danish countryside with his adoptive parents, who expect him to take over the family farm one day, continuing their traditions. But Carl begins to feel the pull of two worlds – “home” plus his native homeland, South Korea – and the day is fast approaching when he will have to choose.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Stille liv
Danish title Stille liv
Director Malene Choi
Screenplay Malene Choi, Sissel Dalsgaard Thomsen
Producer Maria Møller Kjeldgaard
Director of Photography Louise McLaughlin
Editor Sofie Steenberger, Malene Choi
Sound Kristoffer Salting, Brian Dyrby, Freja Printz
Production designer Josephine Farsø
Casting Gro Metha Therp
Appearance Cornelius Won Riedel-Clausen, Bodil Jørgensen, Bjarne Henriksen
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Øst for Paradis
Danish theatrical release 13.04.2023
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Manna Film
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Den Vestdanske Filmpulje, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Danmarks Radio
Domestic distribution Øst for Paradis


Direction Malene Choi
Casting Gro Metha Therp
Assistant director Natalia Anna Ciepiel
Extras coordinator Christine Mazanti


Screenplay Malene Choi
Screenplay Sissel Dalsgaard Thomsen
Script development Marianne Lentz


Producer Maria Møller Kjeldgaard
Unit manager Ditte Pedersen
Production assistant Ann-Sofie Grøndal
Production coordinator Christina Bach Larsen
Production assistant Kristian Sagild
Location scout Ulla Malmos
Location scout Christian Andersen
Location scout Kristian Sagild


Cinematographer Louise McLaughlin
First assistant camera Lasse Skaarup Flodgaard Olesen
2nd assistant camera Carl Emil Voldgaard


Still photographer Christian Geisnæs

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Henrik Vierø
Best boy Alfred Rubin Thomsen
Electrician assistant Mikkel Hougaard Sørensen


Editor Sofie Steenberger
Editor Malene Choi

Production design

Production designer Josephine Farsø
Property master Tilde Platz
Set decorator Freja Maag Behrend


Costume designer Mathilde Bang
Costume on set Maya Geertsen Køster


Makeup artist Maya Geertsen Køster
SFX makeup Ann Borghelt


Sound designer Kristoffer Salting
Sound designer Brian Dyrby
Sound engineer Freja Printz


Appearance Cornelius Won Riedel-Clausen
Appearance Bodil Jørgensen
Appearance Bjarne Henriksen

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