1700 metres from the future

Ulla Boje Rasmussen, Denmark, 1990

88 min.DK/Documentary

A documentary about a small society - 15 adults and a boy at the age of nine - who live isolated in the village of Gásadalur on the Faroe Islands »at the edge of the western world where Europe meets the Atlantic Ocean«. Gásadalur is the last village without road access on the Faroe Islands. Myths and legends are living elements. The Filmgives an insight into the inhabitants' conditionsof life and their expectations towards a planned tunnel through the mountains. 1700 metres from the future.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title 1700 meter fra fremtiden
Danish title 1700 meter fra fremtiden
Keywords Living conditions, Myths, 1990-1999, Faroe Islands, The
Director Ulla Boje Rasmussen
Screenplay Ulla Boje Rasmussen
Director of Photography Ulla Boje Rasmussen, Andreas Fischer-Hansen
Editor Janus Billeskov Jansen, Merete Brusendorff
Sound Per Meinertsen, Erik Jensen, Lars Viggo Høyer
Composer Merete Brusendorff
Appearance Solberg Henriksen, Pauli Jacobsen, Hjalgrim H. Petersen, Petra Joensen
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language Faroese
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral
Technical info 35 mm, color, Sound
Danish theatrical release 27.04.1990
Cinemas Vester Vov Vov
TV release 27.12.1990, DR
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company
Executive Producer Nordfilm
With support from Statens Filmcentral, Det Danske Filminstitut, DR, Det Danske Filmværksted
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral


Direction Ulla Boje Rasmussen


Script Ulla Boje Rasmussen


Production Andreas Fischer-Hansen


Cinematography Ulla Boje Rasmussen
Cinematography Andreas Fischer-Hansen


Editing Janus Billeskov Jansen
Editing Merete Brusendorff


Music Merete Brusendorff


Sound Per Meinertsen
Sound Erik Jensen
Sound Lars Viggo Høyer


Appearance Solberg Henriksen
Appearance Pauli Jacobsen
Appearance Hjalgrim H. Petersen
Appearance Petra Joensen
Appearance Hedith Mikkelsen
Appearance Pól Sigmund
Appearance Hanna Mikkelsen
Appearance Jóan Davur Joensen
Appearance Petur Joensen
Appearance Heini Zachariassen
Appearance John Joensen
Appearance Rakul Joensen
Appearance Pól Mikkelsen
Appearance Davur Joensen

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