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On the track of a Danish smallholder

Nils Vest, Denmark, 1982

44 min.DK/Documentary

The story of poverty in rural Denmark, the lives of the smallholders and their struggle against the ruling classes in society right from the peasant revolt of the Middle Ages until the present time. Today, little remains of what was once the largest population group in Denmark. However, on the little island of Samsø we can find some of the very few smallholders to have been preserved. The soil is poor and sandy. One of these smallholdings belonged to a man named Peter Madsen.
The story of poverty in rural Denmark, the lives of the smallholders and their struggle against the ruling classes in society right from the peasant revolt of the Middle Ages until the present time. Today, little remains of what was once the largest population group in Denmark. However, on the little island of Samsø we can find some of the very few smallholders to have been preserved. The soil is poor and sandy. One of these smallholdings belonged to a man named Peter Madsen.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Af jord er du kommet - på sporet af en dansk husmand
Danish title Af jord er du kommet - på sporet af en dansk husmand
Other titles On the track of a Danish smallholder
Keywords Peasant culture, Denmark's history, Farming, Smallholder society, Smallholders, Onsbjerg, Samsø, 1800-1899, 1980-1989
Director Nils Vest
Screenplay Søren Nancke-Krogh, Ebbe Kløvedal Reich, Nils Vest
Based on Inspireret af Peter Riismøllers bog: "Sulte-grænsen" (1971)
Director of Photography Alexander Gruszynski, Morten Bruus, Björn Blixt, Hasse Christensen, Fritz Schrøder, Barbara Adler
Editor Lars Brydesen
Sound Sven Nørgård
Composer Anders Koppel
Production country Denmark
Production companies Ebbe Preisler Film
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral
Technical info 506 meter, 16 mm, color, Sound
Danish theatrical release 19.08.1983
Cinemas Vester Vov Vov
Danish rating Allowed for all

Companies

Production companies Ebbe Preisler Film
Commissioned by Statens Filmcentral, Landscentralen for Undervisningsmidler
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral

Direction

Direction Nils Vest

Script

Script Søren Nancke-Krogh
Script Ebbe Kløvedal Reich
Script Nils Vest

Cinematography

Cinematography Alexander Gruszynski
Cinematography Morten Bruus
Cinematography Björn Blixt
Cinematography Hasse Christensen
Cinematography Fritz Schrøder
Cinematography Barbara Adler

Editing

Editing Lars Brydesen

Music

Music Anders Koppel

Sound

Sound Sven Nørgård
Sound mixer Jon Bille Brahe

Voiceover

Voiceover Ebbe Kløvedal Reich

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