Dark Blossom

Frigge Fri, Denmark, 2021

80 min.DK/Documentary

Josephine has colorful wigs, a large heavy nose ring and collects bones from road-kills. She is 20 years old and has never been part of the handball clique in the small town in Denmark where she grew up. Instead, in goth culture, she has found her two friends - the maximalist with the self-proclaimed name Mareridt and the reflective Christian, Jay. Armed with hefty makeup and wild outfits, the Gothic trinity fights to control their inner demons and together they create a free space where they can unfold undisturbed. But one day Josephine falls in love with the beautiful Jan and as her black beating heart begins to beat for something other than darkness, their precious friendship is threatened.
Basic information Credits
Original title Klub kranium
Danish title Klub kranium
Keywords Young people, Friendship, Community, Goth, Falling in love, Emotions, Fashion shows, 2020-2030
Director Frigge Fri
Producer Mathilde Hvid Lippmann
Director of Photography Troels Rasmus Jensen, Louise McLaughlin
Editor Esben Bay Grundsøe, Rebekka Lønqvist, Olivia Neergaard-Holm
Sound Sune Kaarsberg, Catrine le Dous
Composer Sune Køter Kølster
Appearance Josephine, Mareridt, Jay
Production country Denmark
International sales Made in Copenhagen ApS
Online release 15.09.2021, Filmcentralen
Comment First feature documentary by Frigge Fri, a 2013 graduate from the National Film School of Denmark. She is credited as cinematographer on a number of long documentaries.
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7
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Production company Made in Copenhagen
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, DR, FilmFyn, Undervisningsministeriets Udlodningsmidler, Danske Filminstruktører


Direction Frigge Fri
Consultant Emil Aagaard
Consultant Carl Olsson
Consultant Ida Andreasen
Consultant Max Kestner
Consultant Christian Einshøj
Consultant Karin Priergaard Worsøe
Consultant Anastasia Holst Nørlund
Consultant Stine Hansen
Consultant Simon Hansen


Producer Mathilde Hvid Lippmann
Production manager Henriette Kræmer
Executive producer Helle Faber
Production assistant Karoline Ellekær Bisgaard
Production assistant Anna Ofelia Ørum Borregaard
Producer: development Julie Waltersdorph Hansen
Executive producer Louise Haugstrup Jensen
Producer (trainee) Maria Robstad


Cinematographer Troels Rasmus Jensen
Steadicam Troels Rasmus Jensen
First assistant camera Kasper Weng
Camera assistant Emil Aagaard
Cinematographer Louise McLaughlin

Electrical dept.

Best boy Kasper Weng
Assistant lighting technician Emil Aagaard


Editor Esben Bay Grundsøe
Assistant editor Karoline Ellekær Bisgaard
Editor Rebekka Lønqvist
Editor Olivia Neergaard-Holm
Trailer editor Emile Hertling Péronard


Composer Sune Køter Kølster


Makeup artist Louise Bruun-Møller


Sound designer Sune Kaarsberg
Sound design assistant Brian Dyrby
Sound engineer Catrine le Dous

Visual effects

Graphic design Åsmund Sollihøgda
Title design Kelvin Sollihøgda
Online Adam Bendixen
Colorist Adam Bendixen
Colorgrading consultant Peter Aagaard
Technical assistant Peter Bjerggaard


Appearance Josephine
Appearance Mareridt
Appearance Jay

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