The Land of Short Sentences

Hella Joof, Denmark, 2023

107 min.DK/Feature

Marie's life gets turned upside down when the love of her live, Rasmus, takes on a teaching job at a local school in Velling. Rather unwillingly, Marie joins Rasmus in moving their roots from Copenhagen to the windy West Jutland. While Rasmus is an immediate match to the local ways, it becomes an acute culture chock for Marie, who time and time again proves herself a misfit to the locals. However, as she gradually learns to listen more and talk less, she realizes that she might need Velling as much as Velling needs her – and her quirky advice column for the local newspaper. The Land of Short Sentences is a warmhearted feature about settling down and coming to peace with oneself.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Meter i sekundet
Danish title Meter i sekundet
Director Hella Joof
Screenplay Jenny Lund Madsen, Ida Maria Rydén
Based on Meter i Sekundet
Producer Trin Hjortkjær Thomsen, Camilla Hammerich
Director of Photography Kim Høgh
Editor Cathrine Ambus
Sound Roar Skau Olsen
Composer Povl Kristian
Production designer Mette Rio
Casting Anja Philip
Appearance Sofie Torp, Thomas Hwan, Anders Agger, Lotte Andersen
Production country Denmark
Danish audio description Yes
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Distribution A/S
Danish theatrical release 02.02.2023
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7
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Production company Nordisk Film Production A/S
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Den Vestdanske Filmpulje, Ringkøbing-Skjern Kommune, Nordisk Film & TV Fond
In collaboration with Nordisk Film Distribution A/S, DR
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Distribution A/S


Direction Hella Joof
Continuity Lillian Rype Fokdal
Casting Anja Philip


Screenplay Jenny Lund Madsen
Screenplay Ida Maria Rydén


Producer Trin Hjortkjær Thomsen
Producer Camilla Hammerich
Executive producer Henrik Zein
Line producer Irene Albertsen
Junior producer Ida Helene Rovsing
Producer's assistant Astrid Louise Lund
Unit manager Stine Michelsen
Production manager Alberte Lorentzen-Rask
Production coordinator Lotte Lund Lauritsen


Cinematographer Kim Høgh
First assistant camera Oskar Degn


Still photographer Martin Dam Kristensen

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Morten Westergren Boserup


Editor Cathrine Ambus


Composer Povl Kristian

Production design

Production designer Mette Rio


Costume designer Pernille Holm
Key costumer Rita Holm


Chief makeup artist Katrine Tersgov
Makeup artist Ditte Madsen
Makeup artist Nanna Castmar-Jensen


Sound designer Roar Skau Olsen


Appearance Sofie Torp
Appearance Thomas Hwan
Appearance Anders Agger
Appearance Lotte Andersen
Appearance Maria Rossing
Appearance Christian Tafdrup
Appearance Rikke Bilde
Appearance Christine Gjerulff
Appearance Bodil Jørgensen
Appearance Bjarne Henriksen
Appearance Jens Jørn Spottag

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