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Film

The Kiss

Bille August, Denmark, 2023

114 min.DK/Feature

Anton Abildgaard is a noble and conscientious young man whose top priority is to complete his training as a cavalry officer in the most honourable way possible. During a training session he orders his platoon to help Baron von Løvenskjold whose car has got stuck in the mud and finds himself invited to a ball at the castle. At the ball he meets the Baron’s beautiful daughter Edith who has been in an accident and ended up in a wheelchair. She is miserable but brightens up when it turns out that Anton treats her like she is perfectly normal, this makes her father very happy. Anton feels a growing compassion towards Edith, and as the two spend more time together he grows fond of her. However, he can’t figure out whether his feelings are of pity or true love, and in his attempt at doing the right thing he gets ever more entangled in promises, lies, and responsibility towards the Løvenskjold family and to Edith.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Kysset
Danish title Kysset
Director Bille August
Screenplay Bille August
Producer Thomas Heinesen
Director of Photography Sebastian Blenkov
Editor Anne Østerud, Janus Billeskov Jansen
Sound Bent Holm, Espen Rønning, Kim Dalum
Composer Henrik Skram
Production designer Jette Lehmann
Casting Anja Philip
Appearance Esben Smed, Clara Rosager, Lars Mikkelsen, Rosalinde Mynster
Production country Denmark
Danish audio description Yes
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Distribution A/S
Danish theatrical release 23.02.2023
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Companies

Production company Nordisk Film Production, Nordisk Film Production A/S
Co-production Nordisk Film A/S, Filmsquad
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, FilmFyn, Norsk Filminstitutt, Nordisk Film & TV Fond
In collaboration with Clausen Group, DR, YouSee
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Distribution A/S

Direction

Direction Bille August
Director Bille August
Casting Anja Philip
1st assistant director Peter Hingebjerg
Continuity Caroline Uggerhøj
Extras coordinator Jacob Pilgaard
Extras coordinator Anita Juel Lystbæk

Script

Screenplay Bille August

Production

Producer Thomas Heinesen
Line producer Christian Karlsen
Associate producer Karin Trolle
Production manager Sanne Arnt Torp
Post-production supervisor Signe Baasch
Co-producer István Major
Co-producer Gül Togay
Co-producer Sigurd Mikal Karoliussen
Executive producer Steven Wright
Executive producer Lee Smith
Executive producer Peter Mads Clausen
Executive producer Henrik Zein
Production coordinator Stine Vesterskov Laursen
Production assistant Anna Arden
Production assistant Camilla Legin
Location scout Anne Magnér
Location scout Mads Kelbæk
Location manager Benjamin Bertram Mathiesen
Location assistant Kamille Allen Bartkær
Producer''s assistant Ida Bräuner
Producer''s assistant August Colding
Post-production consultant Mette Høst Hansen

Cinematography

Cinematographer Sebastian Blenkov
Steadicam Anders Holck Petersen
First assistant camera Linda Laage
First assistant camera Anne Skamris
2nd assistant camera Mark Newman
Video assist Richard Sitranen
DIT Oliver Wozny
DIT Valdemar Rønde
Key grip Florian Agreiter

Stills

Still photographer Rolf Konow

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Jacob Østergaard
Best boy Thomas Menzer
Best boy Jacob Østergaard Johansson
Assistant lighting technician Ib Valentin
Assistant lighting technician Thor Kjær

Editing

Editor Anne Østerud
Editor Janus Billeskov Jansen
Co-editor Biel Andrés
Assistant editor Bjørn Ottosen
Avid supervisor Susanne Askø

Music

Composer Henrik Skram
Music supervisor Emilie Skovgaard Sørensen
Music supervisor Claus Kilpatrick
Music: add. recordings Claus Kilpatrick

Production design

Production designer Jette Lehmann
Art director Jesper Clausen
Property master Jacob Wirth Carlsen
Set decorator Rasmus Balslev-Olesen
Set dresser Trine Weber Sundstrup
Set dresser Lauge Voigt
Assistant set dresser Maline Bak Koch
Assistant set dresser Axel Wirth Carlsen

Wardrobe

Costume designer Anne-Dorthe Eskildsen
Costume on set Pia Myrdal
Costume on set Mathilde Bang
Costume assistant Tea Fuglsang Vestergaard

Makeup

Chief makeup artist Zsombor Ágoston
Hair stylist László Pásztor
Makeup artist Edina Vadócz
Makeup artist Vibeke Henningsen
Makeup artist Lene Rømer
Makeup artist Pernille Kirckhoff

Sound

Sound designer Bent Holm
Sound designer Espen Rønning
Sound engineer Kim Dalum
B-sound designer Lars Lund
Sound editor Gunn Tove Grønsberg
Sound editor Morten Fagelund
Sound editor Johannes Dekko
Foley artist Erik S. Watland
Foley recordist Katrine Stolp Rolund
Sound assistant Esben Mogens
Re-recording mixer Espen Rønning
Re-recording mixer Bent Holm

Visual effects

VFX supervisor Kai Bortne
Graphic design Nanna Friborg
Lead compositing Steven Higton
Lead compositing Eilef Sandnæs
Compositing Caner Salmanli
Compositing Ivan Arsic
Compositing Markus Dahlstrøm
Compositing Sara Roxanne Rydding
Compositing Oscar Fugelsnes
Lead 3D artist Morten Nielsen
Lead 3D artist Mariusz Kołodziejczak
VFX-producer Frederik Fottland
VFX assistant Sigurd Sørlie
Conforming Ole-Andre Hestetun
Colorist Dylan Hopkins
VFX Gonzalo Moure
Online Åse Bjøntegård Oftedal

Stunt

Stunt coordinator Jacob Malm Carlsen
Stunt double Anna Emilie Enevoldsen
Horse wrangler Henrik Køier Andersen
Stunt assistant Thor Nielsen
Stunt assistant Daniel Freyr Eliasson

Appearance

Anton Esben Smed
Edith Clara Rosager
Løvenskjold Lars Mikkelsen
Anna Rosalinde Mynster
Doktor Faber David Dencik

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