Daniel Joseph Borgman, Denmark, 2010

16 min.DK/Short fictionChildren's films

A short drama about friendship and understanding, takes place in Semey, Kazakhstan. Berik, 33, blind and deformed due to radiation poisoning, spends his days at home alone, while his brother is at work. That is until Adil, 11, the smallest and least popular of the kids in the apartment block, turns up on Berik's doorstep looking for the local bully¿s football, which he has lost.
Basic information Credits
Original title Berik
Danish title Berik
Keywords Friendship, Disabled, Kasakhstan
Director Daniel Joseph Borgman
Screenplay Daniel Joseph Borgman
Producer Katja Adomeit
Director of Photography Niels Buchholzer
Editor Dan Loghin
Sound Frank Mølgaard Knudsen, Sigrid D.P. Aalbæk Jensen
Composer Jonas Colstrup
Appearance Berik Sysdikow, Adil Mukataev, Abdi Iskakov, Aziz Kaliev
Production country Denmark, Russia
Dialogue language Russian
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
International sales Zentropa Productions ApS
Technical info 35 mm, 2,35:1 Scope, color, Dolby digital stereo
Danish festival release 24.08.2010, Café Biografen (Odense), Odense Internationale Film Festival 2010.
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Zentropa, Super16
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut


Direction Daniel Joseph Borgman


Script Daniel Joseph Borgman


Producer Katja Adomeit
Producer's assistant Rikke Mohr Jørgensen
Assistant Daria Gaiduk
Assistant Marina Gobrobevskaya


Cinematography Niels Buchholzer
First assistant camera Anders Skovbjerg Jepsen


Editing Dan Loghin


Music Jonas Colstrup


Sound Frank Mølgaard Knudsen
Sound engineer Sigrid D.P. Aalbæk Jensen
Foley artist Kjetil Mørk


Berik Berik Sysdikow
Adil Adil Mukataev
Abdi Abdi Iskakov
Aziz Aziz Kaliev
Beriks mor Medet Sysdikow

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