The Black Belt (overview)

Troels Hansen, Denmark, 2021

38 min.Series (documentary)

Maude is 13 years old. She wants the black belt in karate - as the youngest girl in her karate club ever. She trains with the adults, putting pressure on her physique, on her endurance and her dedication. Her parents are supportive but are also worried as she is behind with the training due to a foot injury. At the same time, the intensified karate training forces her to compromise a newly established community with the group of friends. While Maude tries to learn the hundreds of positions from karate, she has to struggle with the feeling of missing it all. Can she be a karate warrior who loves Tik Tok dancing, candy floss and nail polish in all colors of the rainbow?
Basic information Credits


Production company Good Company Pictures
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut
In collaboration with DR


Direction Troels Hansen


Idea Patricia Drati


Producer Patricia Drati
Producer's assistant Maria Helga Stürup
Executive producer Katrine Philp
Executive producer Katrine A. Sahlstrøm
Executive producer Kaspar Astrup Schröder
Executive producer Boris Benjamin Bertram


Cinematographer Troels Hansen
Cinematographer Mia Mai Dengsø
Cinematographer Anders Jepsen


Editor Esben Bay Grundsøe


Composer Lasse Aagaard


Sound designer Mia Terry
Foley artist Peter Seeba

Visual effects

Colourist Anders V. Christensen
Graphic design Silke Brandes


Appearance Maude Madicken Wetche Asmussen
Appearance Jesper Smith Løntoft
Appearance Jeanette Wetche
Appearance David Asmussen
Appearance Maren Wetche Asmussen
Appearance Cecilie Hartmann Asmussen
Appearance Frederik Kjærgaard Petersen
Appearance Oliver Chassebi
Appearance Nina Hjort Hansen
Appearance Alvin Ahlgreen
Appearance Vera Lund Karlsson
Appearance Lucca Loft Rosberg
Appearance Josefine Wissing
Appearance Alba-Rose Flanding
Appearance Kenneth Hamann
Appearance Leif Plaetner
Appearance Karsten Toft

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