Jørn Faurschou, Denmark, 1998

80 min.DK/FeatureChildren''s films

When Albert sails down the river in his wash tub it turns into a river in the Amazon jungle; the division between reality and imagination is consistently suspended in this children''s film based on a much-loved story by Ole Lund Kirkegaard, the man who also supplied the basis for the classic children''s film Rubber Tarzan. Albert is an unruly ten-year-old lad who gets up to lots of mischief with his chum Egon. They steal pears from the cross village cobbler, but enjoy listening to the amiable old grocer when he tells them about the magic Grimaldi diamond, which was once the pride of the village but has now disappeared. Egon, who is forbidden to play with Albert, disappears into a mysterious world of make-believe where Albert tries to find him. And, of course the two of them hunt for the magnificent green Grimaldi diamond.

The film brings together perky humour and riotous narrative fun in this story about the two boys'' experiences in a harsh, colourful fantasy world where they meet a lovely girl of their own age, but also a bunch of cruel tyrants. They bring the diamond home as a tribute to the power of the imagination and indomitable boyish derring-do
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Original title Albert
Danish title Albert
Director Jørn Faurschou
Screenplay Anders Thomas Jensen, Ole Fick
Based on Frit efter Ole Lund Kirkegaards bog med samme titel.
Director of Photography Eric Kress
Editor Anders Villadsen
Sound Stig Sparre-Ulrich
Composer Frans Bak
Production designer Søren Krag Sørensen
Appearance Morten Gundel, Sebastian Jessen, Peter Aude, Ole Ernst
Production country Denmark, Germany, Norway
Domestic distribution Warner & Metronome
Technical info 2184 meter, 35 mm, Widescreen, color, Sound
Danish theatrical release 09.10.1998
Cinemas Palads, Lyngby Teatret, Scala, Gladsaxe Bio, BioCity (Tåstrup), Kastrup Bio, Albertslund Bio samt 63 biografer i provinsen
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company M&M Productions
Domestic distribution Warner & Metronome


Direction Jørn Faurschou
Assistant director Peter Bækkel
Continuity Annemarie Aaes


Script Anders Thomas Jensen
Script Ole Fick
Storyboard Ene Ravn


Production Tivi Magnusson
Production manager Sanne Arnt Torp
Unit manager Nanna Mailand-Hansen
Location manager Claus Nielsen
Runner Laura Faurschou


Cinematography Eric Kress
First assistant camera Claus Rosenløv
Clapper/loader Jan Pallesen
Key grip Ole Kristian Krogstad


Still photographer Rolf Konow
Still photographer Lars Høgsted

Electrical dept.

Electrical dept. Michael Wils
Best boy Jan Michael Jensen


Editing Anders Villadsen


Music Frans Bak

Production design

Production design Søren Krag Sørensen
Property master Rasmus With
Set dresser Martin Sputnik
Assistant set dresser Klaus Malmgreen


Wardrobe Ole Kofoed
Costume assistant Helle Nielsen


Makeup Mai-Britt Haurholm


Sound Stig Sparre-Ulrich
B-sound designer Henning Wedege

Special effects

Special effects Lars Kolding Andersen


Stunt Stig Günther


Albert Morten Gundel
Egon Sebastian Jessen
Rapollo Peter Aude
Høkeren Ole Ernst
Skomageren Jesper Christensen
Alberts far Lars Brygmann
Alberts mor Vibeke Ankjær
Egons mor Puk Scharbau
Egons far Jesper Asholt
Leopold Michael Moritzen
Tubbe Allan Olsen
Gnalle Thomas Bo Larsen
Chauffør Lars Knutzon
Diamantmanden Steen Stig Lommer
Sabrina Stephania Potalivo
Sabrinas bedstemor Kirsten Olesen
Grisehandleren Morten Eisner
Prangeren Kjeld Nørgaard
Hr. Homburg Bent Warburg
Vagt 1 Michael Zuckow Mardorf
Vagt 2 Erik Holmey

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