The Idiot

Kasper Rune Larsen, Denmark, 2023

93 min.DK/FeatureDrama

After falling in love, Tobias and Cille begin to change their lives. Tobias has finished rehab, and Cille is slowly getting back to a normal life after several years of mental and physical illness. The young couple are now expecting their first child, but the happy circumstances prove to be a setback as their unfortunate past clings to them.
During a clarification course, Tobias has discovered that his calling in life is to become an actor; one who can entertain and bring joy. But those closest to Tobias do not support him - and instead try to pull him down. The authorities begin to question whether the young couple is even fit to become parents.
Basic information Credits
Original title Idioten
Danish title Idioten
Director Kasper Rune Larsen
Screenplay Kasper Rune Larsen
Producer Henrik Underbjerg
Director of Photography Stroud Rohde Pearce
Editor Martin Friis
Sound Rune Thuelund, Troels Fløe Kristensen
Composer Mons Niklas Schak
Production designer Agnes Bjerre
Casting Anna Lomholt Madsen
Appearance Jacob Skyggebjerg, Sarah Juel Werner, Morten Lundgaard, Pernille Bergendorff
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Angel Distribution, Angel Films
Danish theatrical release 31.08.2023
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7
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Production company Stray Dog Productions, Anti Film
Co-production Beofilm
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Den Vestdanske Filmpulje, DR
Domestic distribution Angel Distribution, Angel Films


Direction Kasper Rune Larsen
Extras coordinator Anna Lomholt Madsen
Casting Anna Lomholt Madsen


Screenplay Kasper Rune Larsen
Script consultant Kim Leona


Producer Henrik Underbjerg
Line producer Annie Worsøe
Unit manager Anne Mette Vestskov
Production manager Sissel Vindskov Bødker
Production coordinator Majbritt Madsen
Production assistant Sofie Derlev Mathiasen
Location scout Anne Mette Vestskov


Cinematographer Stroud Rohde Pearce
First assistant camera Frederik Haslund
DIT Carl Emil Voldgaard

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Niclas Fusager
Best boy Oscar Wad


Editor Martin Friis
Editing supervisor Molly Malene Stensgaard


Composer Mons Niklas Schak

Production design

Production designer Agnes Bjerre
Set dresser Karen Ejlersen
Set dresser Sofie Ulsø
Set decorator June Lee Bech
Set decorator Sissel Vinge Helm-Petersen
Set decorator Sara Sadeghian Pedersen


Key costumer Mathilde Bang
Costume on set Anna Lomholt Madsen
Costume on set Mia Ströbech


Chief makeup artist Ditte Dahm Jensen
Makeup artist Sofie Overgaard Stenholt


Sound designer Rune Thuelund
Sound designer Troels Fløe Kristensen
Boom operator Gustav Wittendorf
Foley artist Thomas Ahlmark

Visual effects

Graphic design Claus Retpen
Graphic design Rasmus Winther


Stunt coordinator Nick Alexander Petersen


Tobias Jacob Skyggebjerg
Cille Sarah Juel Werner
Anders Morten Lundgaard
Socialrådgiver Pernille Bergendorff
Jobkonsulent Lene Vaerge
Psykolog Jørgen Bing

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