45 cm

24 min.DK/Short fiction

45 cm is the personal space surrounding a person. It is a zone which insures our personal territory. Any meaningful contact with another person will be a trespassing of the 45 cm.

"45 cm" is about a space. Two people walk toward each other in a hotel corridor. A man and a woman pass each other. They notice each other - it is possible that their personal space will be invaded in the very moment they pass each other.

The film will explore the thoughts and emotions that are processed in a few seconds, when a person thinks of the possible invasions of personal space.

Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title 45 cm - Or Love as a Symbolic Communication Medium
Danish title 45 cm - Or Love as a Symbolic Communication Medium
Keywords Communication, Human being, The, Boundaries
Director Charlotte Sieling, Annette K. Olesen
Screenplay Charlotte Sieling, Annette K. Olesen
Producer Ib Tardini
Director of Photography Camilla Hjelm Knudsen
Editor Camilla Skousen
Sound Mick Raaschou, Rasmus Winther
Composer Tobias Wilner
Production designer Nina Flagsted
Appearance Sarah Boberg, Ken Vedsegaard, Børge Nielsen, Birthe Clausen
Production country Denmark
Production company Zentropa Entertainments2
Domestic distribution Trust Film Sales
International sales TrustNordisk
Technical info color, Stereo
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company Zentropa Entertainments2
Domestic distribution Trust Film Sales


Direction Charlotte Sieling
Direction Annette K. Olesen
Continuity Ida Bo Geisler
Extras coordinator Anne Juul
Extras coordinator Camilla Ramonn


Script Charlotte Sieling
Script Annette K. Olesen


Producer Ib Tardini
Line producer Carsten Sparwath
Unit manager Kim Hansen
Production manager Louise Odgaard Nielsen
Production assistant Sille Sterll Jamorski
Producer's assistant Anne Juul
Producer's assistant Johannes Pico Geerdsen
Production coordinator: post-production Kim Høj Andrup
Location manager Faisel Butt


Cinematography Camilla Hjelm Knudsen
First assistant camera Gitte Gammelgaard
Key grip Kim Sejer Larsen


Stills Mike Kollöffel


Electrical dept. Thomas Nievelt
Assistant lighting technician Tue Bengtsson


Editing Camilla Skousen
Assistant editor Kenneth Laugaard Andersen


Music Tobias Wilner


Production design Nina Flagsted
Set dresser Lene Ejlersen
Assistant set dresser Rasmus Koch


Wardrobe Jeanette van Beeck
Costume assistant Tiphaine Brignaudy


Sound Mick Raaschou
Sound Rasmus Winther
Sound engineer: post-production Rasmus Winther
Sound engineer: post-production Mads Lundgård
Sound engineer: post-production Matias la Cour

Special effects

Special effects Christian Kitter


Voice over Cæcilie Norby

Visual effects

Visual effects Simon Lytting
Visual effects Søren Tomas


Stunt Dennis Albrethsen


Nina, ung Sarah Boberg
Thomas, ung Ken Vedsegaard
Thomas, ældre Børge Nielsen
Nina, ældre Birthe Clausen

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Festival screenings

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Festival Festival date
Oulu Nordisk Panorama 2007-09-21
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2007-08-27
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