Lars Pedersen Arendt, Denmark, 2009

15 min.DK/Short fiction

They lie about it. Dad hitting Mom. But ten-year old Benjamin have had it with lies. Taking Dad's pricey puppy as hostage Benjamin forces Dad to apologize to Mom. Unfortunately for all of them, Daddy is not the apologizing kind.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Beast
Danish title Beast
Keywords Fathers, Liars, Children, Father-son relation, Boys, Friendship, Dogs, Violence, 2000-2009
Director Lars Pedersen Arendt
Producer Troels Faber
Director of Photography Erik Zappon
Sound Steen Bondrop
Appearances Anne Louise Hassing, Lars Bom, Frederik Tingsø
Production country Denmark
Production company Super8, Picturewise Film, Filmværkstedet / DFI
Domestic distribution Super8
International sales Artificial Pictures / Ny Munkegade 12, st. / 8000 Aarhus C / t +45 2513 6660 / fabertroels@gmail.com
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Danish festival release 24.08.2010, Café Biografen (Odense), Odense Internationale Film Festival 2010.
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11


Production company Super8, Picturewise Film, Filmværkstedet / DFI
Domestic distribution Super8


Direction Lars Pedersen Arendt


Producer Troels Faber


Cinematography Erik Zappon


Sound Steen Bondrop


Appearance Anne Louise Hassing
Appearance Lars Bom
Appearance Frederik Tingsø

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2010-08-23
Guanajuato International Film Festival 2010-07-23
Giffoni Film Festival 2010-07-18
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2010-03-21
Malmö, BUFF 2010-03-16
Reykjavik Nordisk Panorama 2009-09-25
Locarno, Festival internazionale del film 2009-08-05
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