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Letters for Amina

Jacob Bitsch, Denmark, 2017

88 min.DramaDK/Feature

Janus, who has just been discharged from a psychiatric ward, is armed with a single mission. He must find Amina, his friend from high school – no matter the cost. The many letters he received from Amina while he was hospitalised gave Janus hope and a belief in the future. But suddenly, the vital lifeline was broken and the letters ceased coming. Janus is convinced that something bad has happened to Amina and begins putting together the numerous pieces of the jigsaw puzzle. His search for the truth leads Janus on a dangerous detective journey through the dark streets of a big city where everyone he comes into contact with and who knows Amina seems to be hiding something.
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Danish title Aminas breve
Other titles Letters for Amina
Director Jacob Bitsch
Screenplay Anders Ølholm
Producer Birgitte Skov
Director of Photography Niels Buchholzer
Casting Rie Hedegaard, Sophie Molitoris, Kiez Komparsen
Appearances Esben Smed, Siir Tilif, Hans Henrik Clemmensen, Lisa Carlehed
Production country Denmark,Germany
Production companies Toolbox Film
Domestic distribution Scanbox Entertainment Danmark A/S
International sale Toolbox Film ApS / Slagtehusgade 32B, 1. sal / 1715 København V / t +45 2077 9047 / c +45 2688 8941 / mail@toolboxfilm.dk / www.toolboxfilm.dk
Danish theatrical release 09.03.2017
Cinemas Storkøbenhavn:
CinemaxX København, Empire Bio København, Nordisk Film Biografer Dagmar, Nordisk Film
Biografer Falkoner, Nordisk Film Biografer Field's, Nordisk Film Biografer Lyngby, Nordisk
Film Biografer Palads, Nordisk Film Biografer Taastrup, Albertslund Biograferne, Atlas
Biograferne Rødovre, Reprise Teatret Holte, Værløse Bio.
Sjælland og øerne:
Nordisk Film Biografer Frederikssund, Cinema Center Helsingør, Kino Ro’s Torv Roskilde,
Nordisk Film Biografer Hillerød, Nordisk Film Biografer Nykøbing Falster, Nordisk Film
Biografer Næstved, Panorama Slagelse, Biografen Kanten Faxe, Kulturbiografen Frysehuset
Holbæk, Victoria Teatret Sorø
Fyn:
Cafe Biografen Odense, CinemaxX Odense, Nordisk Film Biografer Odense, Scala 1-2-3-4
Svendborg
Jylland:
CinemaxX Aarhus, Fotorama Viborg, Lido Biograferne Vejle, Nordisk Film Biografer Esbjerg,
Nordisk Film Biografer Herning, Nordisk Film Biografer Kolding, Nordisk Film Biografer
Randers, Nordisk Film Biografer Trøjborg, Nordisk Film Biografer Aalborg, Silkeborg Bio, Øst
for Paradis Aarhus, Kino 1-2-3 Thisted, Klovborg Kino, Kosmorama 1+2 Haderslev, Malling
Bio, Megascope Horsens, Biffen Aalborg
Comment Second feature film by Jacob Bitsch, featuring Berlinale Shooting Star 2017 Esben Smed. The film is based on a book by Jonas T. Bengtsson, who also wrote the novel behind Thomas Vinterberg’s Submarino. Bitsch made his feature debut with Camping (2009).
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 15

Companies

Production companies Toolbox Film
Co-producer Tamtam Film GmbH
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, DR, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein
In colaboration with ARTE, NDR
Domestic distribution Scanbox Entertainment Danmark A/S

Direction

Direction Jacob Bitsch
Casting Rie Hedegaard
Assistant director Bjørn Kopp
Extras coordinator Anita Juel Lystbæk
Continuity Anna Emelie Appelin
Casting Sophie Molitoris
Casting Kiez Komparsen
Dialogue coach Claudia Jäger

Script

Screenplay Anders Ølholm
Translation Tony MacNabb
Translation Niklas Press
Script consultant Mads Rosenkrantz Grage
Script consultant Anders Frithiof August

Production

Producer Birgitte Skov
Co-producer Andrea Schütte
Co-producer Dirk Decker
Production manager Kim Arnt Torp
Executive producer Morten Kaufmann
Executive producer Signe Leick Jensen
Location manager Kenneth Berg
Location manager Claus Nielsen
Production coordinator Cecilie Anna Christiansen
Producer's assistant Lin Jo Skytte
Production assistant Julie Skov Dalsgaard
Runner Kasper Søndergaard Batz
Line producer: Germany Beatrice Hallenbarter
Line producer assistant Konstantin Geisel
Producer's assistant Julian Niedermeier
Production coordinator Jochen Cremer
Location scout John Kustendy
Location manager Carsten Neumeyer
Set manager Niklas Effenberger
Set manager assistant Malin Duggen
Post Producer Lina Wichmann

Cinematography

Director of Photography Niels Buchholzer
1st assistant camera Henrik Lyngbo
2nd assistant camera Katharina Juul-Andersen
Key grip Lars "Snitt" Weirsøe
Key grip Rune A. Egegaard
Key grip: 2. unit Mikael Kort Kristensen

Stills

Still photographer Christian Geisnæs

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Aslak Lytthans
Best boy Tue Bengtsson
Assistant David Voigt
Assistant Peter Assmann

Editing

Editor Søren B. Ebbe
Assistant editor Liv Lynge
Trailer editor Lars Wissing

Music

Composer Lukas Julian Lentz
Music editor Frithjof Toksvig
Music clearing Anders-Peter Andreasen
Music clearing Jan Thielsen

Production design

Production designer Dorte Knirke Madelung
Property master Katrine Hyllegaard
Set decorator Jon Truelsen
Set dresser Rasmus Koch Karlshøj
Set dresser: 2. unit Rasmus Balslev-Olesen
Property master Anna Alaeddine
Property assistant Claudia Schröder
Set modelling Bernd Markmann

Wardrobe

Costume designer Katrin Aschendorf
Costume supervisor Michaela Rinker
Costume assistant Natascha Rath

Makeup

Makeup designer Bjørg Serup
SFX makeup Bjørg Serup
Makeup artist Kristina Mollnau

Sound

Sound designer Rune Palving
Sound engineer Maj-Linn Preiss
Boom operator Sabine Schröder
Sound engineer: 2. unit Rasmus Damsgaard
Sound mixer Lars Ginzel
B-sound designer: post-production Lars Halvorsen
Sound Editing Mikkel Groos
Sound Editing Roar Skau Olsen
Sound Editing Jacques Pedersen
Sound assistant Daniel Bøgh Nielsen
Sound effects Mikkel Nielsen
Foley artist Torben Greve

Visual effects

Coordinator Benjamin Wüpper
Color correction Ronney Afortu
Title design Thomas Diesselhorst
Supervisor Frank Hellmann
Mastering Stefan Tänzler
Mastering Alessandro Forotti
Graphic design Rasmus Lange
Poster photo Christian Geisnæs

Stunt

Stunt coordinator Adam Brix
Stunt double Julius Hjernø
Stunt double Munir Avn

Appearance

Janus Esben Smed
Amina Siir Tilif
Cigarmanden Hans Henrik Clemmensen
Astrid Lisa Carlehed
Mahmut Omar Shargawi
Plejer Julian Greis
Gülden Sarah-Sofie Boussnina
Søren Michael Lundbye Slebsager
David Carl-Christian Riestra
Erkan Besir Zeciri
Nadja Camilla Lehmann
Ali Munir Avn
Nicky Daniel Hugo Sørensen
Hüseyin Besnik Miftari
Vahit Evrim Benli
Aminas mor Sema Poyraz
Overlægen Flemming Enevold
Sygeplejerske Julie Carlsen
Erik Torsten Hammann
Receptionist Malin Brolin-Tani
Ansat i krisecenter Anne Voight Christiansen
Vagt i krisecenter Anna Elmose
Politimand Joen Højerslev

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2017-11-01
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2017-10-18
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 2017-10-05
Göteborg International Film Festival 2017-01-27
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Reviews and articles

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Type Source Author Date
Anmeldelse Børsen Dürr, Morten 2017-03-10
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Green Jensen, Bo 2017-03-10
Anmeldelse BT Lind, Michael 2017-03-09
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Krogsgaard Christensen, Jeppe 2017-03-09
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet Queitsch, Henrik 2017-03-09
Anmeldelse Information Nikolajsen, Lone 2017-03-09
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Sommer Boysen, Katrine 2017-03-09
Anmeldelse Politiken Skotte Christensen, Kim 2017-03-09