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Assassination

Bent Christensen, Denmark, 1980

97 min.DK/Feature

Following a nuclear power debate in Parliament, a shot rings out. Was the Minister of Energy the gunman's target? And who was the would-be assassin? Police and Secret Service come under pressure to solve the case quickly. In this clearly political thriller, implications of power abuse and trampling of citizens' right are rife, but one calm police inspector brings everything down to earth.
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Original title Attentat
Danish title Attentat
Other titles Assassination
Director Bent Christensen
Screenplay Poul-Henrik Trampe
Based on Roman af Poul-Henrik Trampe (1979).
Director of Photography Erik Wittrup Willumsen
Editor Maj Soya
Sound Jens Grønborg, Leif Jensen
Composer Ole Høyer
Production designer Palle Nybo Arestrup, Viggo Bentzon
Appearances Jesper Langberg, Lise Schrøder, Lene Gürtler, Ole Meyer
Production country Denmark
Production companies Panorama Film
Domestic distribution ASA Filmudlejning
Technical info 35 mm, Widescreen, Eastmancolor, Sound
Danish theatrical release 29.02.1980
Cinemas Roskilde, Slagelse, Odense, Horsens, Esbjerg, Vejle, Randers, Århus, Aalborg, Palads, Palladium, Holstebro, Silkeborg, Hillerød, Holbæk
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 12

Companies

Production companies Panorama Film
Domestic distribution ASA Filmudlejning

Direction

Direction Bent Christensen
Assistant director Karen Bentzon
Continuity Else Friis Eriksen

Script

Script Poul-Henrik Trampe

Production

Production Just Betzer
Production manager John Hilbard
Production assistant Finn Henriksen
Production assistant Gorm Lindbjerg
Production assistant Katinka Haxthausen
Production assistant Ivar Søe

Cinematography

Cinematography Erik Wittrup Willumsen
Camera assistant Otto Stenov
Camera assistant Eigil Jacobsen
Camera assistant Jens Schlosser
Camera assistant Philip Sadolin
Cinematographer: 2. unit Henning Kristiansen
Cinematographer: 2. unit Peter Roos
Cinematographer: 2. unit Jan Weincke
Cinematographer: 2. unit Henrik Sabinsky
Cinematographer: 2. unit Torben Glarbo
Cinematographer: 2. unit Frank Paulsen
Key grip Benny Nielsen
Best boy grip Jeppe Hovman

Stills

Still photographer Roald Pay

Electrical dept.

Electrical dept. Svend Bregenborg

Editing

Editing Maj Soya

Music

Music Ole Høyer

Production design

Production designer Palle Nybo Arestrup
Production designer Viggo Bentzon
Set dresser Palle Nybo Arestrup
Set dresser Viggo Bentzon
Assistant set dresser Svend Berthelsen
Assistant set dresser Torben Bille
Assistant set dresser Allan Rosenius

Wardrobe

Wardrobe Marcella Kjeltoft
Costume assistant Sanne Arnt Torp

Makeup

Makeup Else Hennings

Sound

Sound Jens Grønborg
Sound Leif Jensen
Sound assistant Henrik Bøving Hansen

Stunt

Stunt Ken Sheppard

Appearance

Kriminalassistent Kurt Jørgensen Jesper Langberg
Edith, Jørgensens kone Lise Schrøder
Kirstine, Jørgensens datter Lene Gürtler
Jens, Jørgensens søn Ole Meyer
Knudsen Paul Hagen
Vicepolitikommissær Georg Hein Bent Mejding
Politiinspektør Helmer Thomsen Preben Borggaard
Kriminalassistent Sundbye Tommy Kenter
Kriminalassistent Holm Claus Strandberg
Kriminalassistent Henningsen Søren Steen
Kriminalassistent Ruth Bjerring Susanne Breuning
Kriminalassistent Juncker Hans Rostrup
Folketingsbetjent Rolf Askjær Kjeld Nørgaard
Vagtmester Hornemann Buster Larsen
Gladys Sørensen Susanne Heinrich
Tove Madsen Anne-Lise Gabold
Dorte Brandt Tina Holmer
Martin Eggert Lindberg Jørn Faurschou
Michael Wilnsdorf Peter Eszterhás
Tv-tekniker Dianna Vangsaa
Autodirektør Poul Glargaard
Fru Hermansen Jessie Rindom
Fru Janssen Lisbet Dahl
Journalist Bjørn Ploug
Voldelig politimand Jan Hertz
Sygeplejerske Hanne Jørna
Jørgensens nabo Flemming Dyjak
Mistænkt, der begår selvmord Kjeld Løfting
Appearance Asta Esper Andersen
Appearance Søren Thomsen
Appearance Thecla Boesen
Appearance Joan Henningsen
Appearance Caja Heimann
Appearance Inger Gleerup
Appearance Ida Bjørn Nielsen
Appearance Lis Thorlacius
Appearance Harald Jørgensen
Appearance Flemming Kristiansen
Appearance Ole Søgaard
Appearance Jan Zangenberg

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