The Visit

Michael Madsen, Denmark, 2015

85 min.DK/Documentary

"This film documents an event that has never taken place - man's first encounter with intelligent life from space", but ever since the invention of radio, humans have been sending signals into space, announcing their existence to other civilizations. With unprecedented access to the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs, the military, and experts from leading space agencies, the film explores a first contact scenario, beginning with the simplest of questions: Why are you here? How do you think? What do you see in humans that we don't see in ourselves?

A journey beyond a terrestrial perspective, revealing the fears, hopes, and rituals of a species forced not only to confront alien life forms, but also its own self image.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title The Visit: An Alien Encounter
Danish title Besøget
Keywords Space, Aliens, Space exploration, Life, Astrobiology, Astronomy
Director Michael Madsen
Producer Lise Lense-Møller
Director of Photography Heikki Färm
Editor Stefan Sundlöf, Nathan Nugent
Composer Karsten Fundal
Production country Denmark, Finland
Dialogue language English
Domestic distribution Magic Hour Films, DOXBIO
International sales Autlook Filmsales
Danish theatrical release 02.09.2015
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7
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Production company Magic Hour Films
Co-production NGF Filmproduktion, Venom Productions, Mouka Filmi, Indie Film
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut
Domestic distribution Magic Hour Films, DOXBIO


Direction Michael Madsen


Producer Lise Lense-Møller
Production Cecilia Valsted
Production Lars Brask Frederiksen
Production Heidi Elise Christensen
Producer's assistant Kristoffer Barslund


Cinematographer Heikki Färm


Editor Stefan Sundlöf
Editor Nathan Nugent


Music Karsten Fundal


Sound Peter Albrechtsen
Sound Øivind Weingaarde

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Reviews and articles

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Type Source Author Date
Artikel Berlingske Tidende Lindberg, Kristian 2015-12-22
Artikel Information Monggaard, Christian 2015-12-22
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet Henrik Queitsch 2015-09-02
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