Somewhere by the Sea

Anne Svejgård Lund, Denmark, 2023

88 min.DK/Documentary

"Somewhere by the Sea" is a grandiose cinematic poem of pride, nature, and people on the Northwest coast of Denmark. With humor as the driving force, the film is weaved together by the words of the local people who lets us in under their skin. We get to know their dreams, fears, and their search for answers to life’s big questions.
The narrator, local entertainer Niels Hausgaard, guides us through the beautiful nature and opens the door to the people who each has found their own way of fighting off insignificance. Accompanied by Aalborg Symphony Orchestra’s magnificent arrangements and with the coastline lighthouse as a landmark, we are invited to join the locals in their everyday activities and eavesdrop on their private thoughts.
‘Os der lever’ uses elements of love and proximity to show us the spirit of a place. Fragments of conversations become elements in a tidy bouquet of images that reveals an artistic and cinematic masterpiece. Every little detail is bound neatly together in this portrait of a place, where typical family housing lies alongside empty mink farms and the great outdoors.
Contrasts are ubiquitous and the film let us linger here in a place where everything and nothing is left to coincidence. A place where one must act if monuments shall last no matter if the driver’s license is valid for scooter, tractor, or limousine.
Basic information Credits


Production company Dune Productions


Direction Anne Svejgård Lund


Text Niels Hausgaard
Text Anne Svejgård Lund


Producer Nikkie Breinholt Dahm
Producer Anne Svejgård Lund


Cinematographer Anders Christian Rasmussen


Editor Sofie Steenberger
Editor Anders Christian Rasmussen


Composer Astrid Fabrin


Sound engineer Freja Printz


Narrator Niels Hausgaard

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