Everything is Relative

Mikala Krogh, Denmark, 2008

75 min.DK/Documentary

Do we all harbour the same feelings of sorrow, happiness, anger and love? Is the road to happiness always equally winding or straight? Do we love and hate with the same zeal? Does a young woman with breast cancer feel the same pain as a family from Mozambique loosing their home in a flood? Does a modern slave from Bangladesh working in Dubai feel the same fear as a US soldier going to Iraq? Are our values, dreams and hopes basically the same, merely mirroring our different lifestyles?

"Everything is Relative" is a kaleidoscopic fusion of documentary sequences, archive material and tableau''s of human beings. It seeks to portray how our reactions to challenges in life are relative to the conditions that guide our individual lives.
Basic information Credits
Original title Alt er relativt
Danish title Alt er relativt
Keywords Emotions
Director Mikala Krogh
Screenplay Mogens Rukov, Michael Krogh
Producer Christian Rank
Editor Theis Schmidt
Sound Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Composer Joachim Holbek
Production designer Rasmus Cold
Appearance Ida Raunkjær, Sara Bro Schønheyder, Claus Handberg Christensen, Max Hega Christensen
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution SF Film A/S
International sales SF Film Production ApS
Technical info 1,85:1 - Widescreen, color
Danish festival release 19.10.2008, Empire, CPH:DOX 2008
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company Tju-Bang Film
Domestic distribution SF Film A/S


Direction Mikala Krogh
Creative supervisor Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær


Screenplay Mogens Rukov
Screenplay Michael Krogh
Translation: English Stéphane Bosc
Translation: Bangalese Kamalesh Kumar Biswas
Translation: English Stéphane Bosc
Translation: Hindi Rui Manuel Rita Vilanculos
Translation: Japanese June Chiba
Translation: Portuguese Ditte Haarløv Johnsen
Translation: Swedish Karin Trolle


Producer Christian Rank
Executive producer Michael Fleischer
Co-executive producer Poul Erik Lindeborg
Co-executive producer Mogens Glad
Line producer Karin Trolle
Production manager Gitte Wahl Folmann
Line producer Lea Jørgensen Christensen
Line producer Marianne Christensen
Producer''s assistant Louise Odgaard Nielsen
Producer''s assistant Julie Sophie Vang
Production assistant Birgitte Christiansen
Production assistant Karina Krogh
Production assistant Karina Skovgaard
Line producer: Mozambique Chico Caneiro
Production coordinator Signe Baasch
Technical advisor Ivan Schmidt
Unit manager Karin Trolle
Production manager: Dubai Buschra Rahmouni
Production manager: Dubai Laila Muhareb
Production manager: Japan Jimbo Hideaki
Production manager: Mozambique Ana Dos Remedios Magaia
Production manager: Siberia Alexey Ageev
Production manager: Siberia Maxim Koulikov


Director of Photography: locations Manuel Alberto Claro
Director of Photography: studio Adam Philp
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Erik Molberg Hansen
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Rui Assubuji
Key grip: Denmark Jens Peder Pedersen
First assistant camera: Denmark Franz A. Borde
VFX cinematographer Tim Nærvig


Stills Manuel Alberto Claro
Stills Jacob Noel
Stills Erik Molberg Hansen

Electrical dept.

Gaffer: Denmark Per Danbo


Editing Theis Schmidt
Editing coordinator Signe Baasch


Music Joachim Holbek

Production design

Production designer Rasmus Cold
Set dresser Thomas Abel


Makeup artist Lis Louis-Jensen
Makeup artist Pernelle Caspersen


Sound engineer Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Sound technician: Denmark Alex Pavlovic
Sound technician: Denmark Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Sound: post production Jacques Pedersen


Narrator Mogens Rukov

Visual effects

Colorist Thomas Therchilsen
VFX Tim Nærvig
Title sequence Rasmus Koch
Title sequence Till Rickert
Title design Rasmus Koch
Title design Till Rickert


Animation Jacob Ley

Other credits

Research Miriam Nielsen


Blind girl Ida Raunkjær
Woman with breast cancer Sara Bro Schønheyder
Father with two children Claus Handberg Christensen
Child Max Hega Christensen
Child Metilie Hega Christensen
Weightlifter Signe Refsgaard Bech
Libanese Sameer Algamal
Libanese Mohfoza Algamal
Libanese Mohammed Algamal
Libanese Diana Algamal
Libanese Mahmoud Algamal
Man with probe Bent Lassen
Danish woman Ruth Rytter
Danish man Bent Rytter
Indian couple Rajni Kumar Behal
Indian couple Narinder Kumar Behal
Drug addict Jan Meyer
Anorectic girl Kira Knudsen
Smoker Magdi Sourial
Gambler Janich Hjertekvist
Shopaholic Kundra Lohmann
Old lady Merete Møller
Nurse Charlotte Kæber
Muslim Hassan Mbamba
Jew Isaac Jacob Pesach Loewentahl
Nun Henrika Gerdes
Nun Bonaventura Reifig
Nun Søster Emmanuelle
Hinduist S.L. Sharma
Man in solarium Rasmus Waak Brunkestam
Woman giving birth Isauana Zacarias
Baby boy Shelton Carlos Macuche
Couple, Mozambique Luisa José
Couple, Mozambique Paulo Mulheré
Mother at funeral, Mozambique Puneza Gabriel Mathe
Miss Mozambique Neila Saquina Givnogy Gabir
Girl on beach Maria Amelia Pangane
Girl on beach Vanessa Chelene
Albino Joel Manjate
Modern slave Ferdaus Hossain Babu
Rich man Shahriar Khodjasteh
Soldier Jeremy Holmes
Lady in living room Sherri Allen
Woman in prison Aame Namenth
Woman in prison Beverly Nameth

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