A new beginning

Carsten Myllerup, Denmark, 2000

25 min.DK/Short fiction

After a long life on the farm, Alfred and Erna have sold their estate, and have moved to a house in a country town. It's the morning of the second day of Christmas and, in keeping with tradition, the children and the grandchildren are expected for the annual Christmas lunch. This will be their first visit to new house. Erna is struggling to uphold her routine. But an incipient dementia reduces her perspective and makes life difficult for her. When the preparations for the family's lunch collapse around Erna, Alfred has just about had enough. But he soon discovers that there is still more to come.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Anden juledag
Danish title Anden juledag
Other titles 2. juledag
Keywords Senior citizens, Senior citizens, Dementia
Director Carsten Myllerup
Screenplay Carsten Myllerup
Producer Tomas Hostrup-Larsen, Rasmus Thorsen
Director of Photography Kim Høgh Mikkelsen
Editor Birger Møller Jensen
Sound Rune Palving
Composer Jacob Groth
Production designer Vibeke Brinck
Casting Rikke Møller
Appearances Frits Helmuth, Rita Angela, Holger Juul Hansen, Grethe Holmer
Production country Denmark
Production company Cosmo Film
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
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Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info 35 mm, color
Danish theatrical release 03.11.2000
Cinemas Cinemateket
Danish rating Allowed for all


Production company Cosmo Film
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut


Direction Carsten Myllerup
Assistant director Emil Sparre-Ulrich
Continuity Louise Friedberg
Casting Rikke Møller


Script Carsten Myllerup


Producer Tomas Hostrup-Larsen
Producer Rasmus Thorsen
Production manager Henrik Berthelsen


Cinematography Kim Høgh Mikkelsen
Camera assistant Henrik Lyngbo
Key grip Mikael Kort Kristensen
Key grip Peter Alsted


Stills Erik Aavatsmark

Electrical dept.

Electrical dept. Thomas Bekker


Editing Birger Møller Jensen


Music Jacob Groth

Production design

Production design Vibeke Brinck
Set dresser Torben Stig Nielsen


Wardrobe Helle Nielsen


Sound Rune Palving


Alfred Frits Helmuth
Erna Rita Angela
Hr. Pedersen Holger Juul Hansen
Fru Pedersen Grethe Holmer
Ellen Mette Agnete Horn

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