Pretty Young Thing

Tilde Harkamp, Denmark, 2022

94 min.DK/Feature

PRETTY YOUNG THING takes place at Rosenholm gymnasium at the start of the school year. There are a lot of rituals that the new first-year students have to go through which are of great importance for their future life in high school, and not the least for their personal life. We follow six young boys and girls who are quickly challenged to their own limits in their own way.
Frida starts her first year along with her best friend Selma. The two girls quickly become friends with their mutual freshman Nadja, whose boyfriend Emil is best friends with her big brother Pelle. Both guys are on their third and final year of high school. Emil and Frida instantly catch feelings for each other, and when Frida is invited to the ritual party for first graders but Selma isn’t, their friendship begins to fall apart. Frida takes a beating and loses her footing in the social game.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Smuk
Danish title Smuk
Director Tilde Harkamp
Screenplay Line Mørkeby
Producer Marcella L. Dichmann
Director of Photography Rasmus Arrildt
Editor Dorrit Andersen
Sound Henrik Gugge Garnov, Peter Ølsted
Composer Mikkel Maltha
Production designer Mette Rio
Casting Karin Jagd
Appearance Andrea Heick Gadeberg, Sylvester Espersen Byder, Karoline Hamm, Fie Petersen
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution SF Studios
Danish theatrical release 13.10.2022
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company
Executive Producer SF Studios Production
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, DR
Domestic distribution SF Studios


Direction Tilde Harkamp
1st assistant director Eigil Jacobsen
2nd assistant director Julie Deepawali Petersen
Continuity Ditte Sun
Casting Karin Jagd
Extras coordinator Sofie Odgaard


Script Line Mørkeby
Screenplay and story Line Mørkeby


Producer Marcella L. Dichmann
Line producer Kim Arnt Torp
Associate producer Mette Marie Munch-Petersen
Production manager Morten Schjerbech Wallach
Production coordinator Maria Daub
Executive producer Tim King
Executive producer Lars Bjørn Hansen
Post Producer Iben Westi
Location scout Mikkel Schiller
Location scout Mads Dremstrup
Location scout Sofie Staal


Cinematographer Rasmus Arrildt
First assistant camera Jesper Roland Dehli
Camera assistant Emil Fobian Kristensen
Clapper Johan Ambro Back
Key grip Lars "Snitt" Weirsøe
DIT Victor Mathiesen


Still photographer Emma Line Sejersen

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Janus Hajslund
Best boy Kenneth Andersen
Best boy Jonathan Damborg
Assistant lighting technician Christian Lightbody


Editor Dorrit Andersen


Composer Mikkel Maltha

Production design

Production designer Mette Rio
Property master Gitte Lorentsen
Set dresser Sidse Færk
Set decorator Jesper Hyllested
Assistant set dresser Line Emilie Vigh


Costume designer Marie Kleis
Costume on set Joan Evald
Costume assistant Sofie Wahlers


Chief makeup artist Louise Hauberg
Makeup artist Nanna Castmar-Jensen
Makeup assistant Malene Lydholm


Sound engineer Henrik Gugge Garnov
Sound engineer Peter Ølsted
B-sound designer Frej Volander Himmelstrup

Visual effects

VFX Andreas Rostock


Appearance Andrea Heick Gadeberg
Appearance Sylvester Espersen Byder
Appearance Karoline Hamm
Appearance Fie Petersen
Appearance Stran Ezgi Benli
Appearance Albert Rudbeck Lindhardt
Appearance Oliver Due

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