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Achilles' Heel is My Weapon

Jytte Rex, Denmark, 1979

91 min.DK/Feature

Painter and women's film auteur pioneer ("Veronica's Veil", 1977), Jytte Rex, in her feature's narrative form, "meticulously mirrors a female universe" (Theo Angelópoulos). The love relationship between Clemens, an escaped convict, and Maria is explored. The couple turn outlaw as their child is seen by Clemens as an obstacle to his lust for adventure. Are dreams their only means of escape?
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Original title Achilleshælen er mit våben
Danish title Achilleshælen er mit våben
Other titles Achilles' Heel is My Weapon
Director Jytte Rex
Screenplay Jytte Rex
Producer Nina Crone
Director of Photography Alexander Gruszynski
Editor Grete Møldrup
Sound Dino Raymond Hansen
Appearances Helle Ryslinge, Clemens Hildebrandt, Eileen Hansen, Julia McLean
Production country Denmark
Production companies Det Danske Filmstudie
Domestic distribution Kollektiv Film
Technical info 35/o 16, 1,37:1 Academy, color, Sound
Danish theatrical release 19.03.1979
Cinemas Dagmar
Find more Christian Braad Thomsen: Kniplersken og terroristen - dansk film i dag. "Dansk film. Sophienholm", red. Stig Brøgger m.fl. Lyngby-Taarbæk Kommune 1981, s. 119-127.
Susanne Fabricius: Film som kvindelig billedkunst. Susanne Fabricius: "Billeder af en ny virkelighed? - om kvinder, mænd og andet på film". Delta 1981, s. 112-115. (Optryk fra Levende Billeder 3/1979).
Henning Pryds: Det filmiske tekstsystem og "blikket" i Jytte Rex: Achilleshælen er mit våben. "Billeder - læst og påskrevet", red. Svend Erik Larsen og Carsten Nicolaisen. Odense Universitetsforlag 1983, s. 137-161.
Birte Friis og Kirsten Mark: Sårbarhedens påskud. Bidrag, bevidsthedssociologisk tidsskrift 15/1982.
Lone Skovgaard: Rex-billeder. Levende Billeder 3/1985.
Jens Toft: Notater om nogle nyere kvindefilm og filmæstetik. Bidrag, bevidsthedssociologisk tidsskrift 15/1982.

Companies

Production companies Det Danske Filmstudie
Domestic distribution Kollektiv Film

Direction

Direction Jytte Rex

Script

Script Jytte Rex

Production

Producer Nina Crone
Production assistant Christian Braad Thomsen

Cinematography

Cinematographer Dirk Brüel
Camera assistant Jimmy Andreasen
Camera assistant Torben Jensen
Cinematography Alexander Gruszynski

Electrical dept.

Best boy Per Jørgensen
Electrical dept. Leif Barney Fick

Editing

Editing Grete Møldrup

Sound

Sound Peer Rievers
Sound Vibeke Mader
Sound Dino Raymond Hansen

Appearance

Maria Helle Ryslinge
Clemens Clemens Hildebrandt
Appearance Eileen Hansen
Appearance Julia McLean
Appearance Lise Vesterskov
Appearance Søren Danielsen
Appearance Leif Barney Fick
Appearance Anja Philip
Appearance Elli Rex
Appearance Ny Lotz
Appearance Jens Højbjerg
Appearance Ruth Pedersen
Appearance Niels Levin
Appearance Jon Bang Carlsen

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