Blood Ties

83 min.DK/Documentary

Svend has 16 children. Gitte is mother to the four youngest but now the two of them are getting a divorce after a very turbulent, 28 year long marriage. The divorce collides with their youngest daughter Christina''s decision to move out. This drastic change in the family gives rise to a series of questions - especially for Christina, who finds that when it comes to her childhood, her family seems to suffer from a rare form of collective memory lapse. And especially when it comes to the forced removal of her and her siblings, one of the most unjust actions, they were ever subjected to. Now Christina is determined to find out about the past, and Svend decides to help his daughter - also in an attempt to help his own memories come back. He requests full right of access to municipality files on his family and one day he and Christina receive a box full of secrets that were either forgotten over time or lost, somehow, in a haze of booze and drugs.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Blodets bånd
Danish title Blodets bånd
Keywords Families, Living conditions, Children, Social heritage, Denmark
Director Pernille Bervald Jørgensen, Christian Sønderby Jepsen
Screenplay Pernille Bervald Jørgensen, Christian Sønderby Jepsen
Producer Helle Faber
Director of Photography Pernille Bervald Jørgensen, Christian Sønderby Jepsen, Niels Thastum
Editor Rasmus Stensgaard Madsen
Sound Peter Albrechtsen
Appearance Svend Sortnegl
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution DOXBIO
International sales Made in Copenhagen ApS
Danish theatrical release 05.06.2013
Cinemas Vester Vov Vov, Reprise Teatret, Grand, Ishøj Bio, Park Bio, Glostrup Bio, Bio Viften (Rødovre), Empire, Bibliografen (Bagsværd) samt 31 biografer i provinsen, inkl. Færøerne og Grønland
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 15
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Production company Made in Copenhagen
Domestic distribution DOXBIO


Direction Pernille Bervald Jørgensen
Direction Christian Sønderby Jepsen


Screenplay Pernille Bervald Jørgensen
Screenplay Christian Sønderby Jepsen
Script consultant Rasmus Heisterberg


Producer Helle Faber
Co-producer Mads Lund
Production manager Luna Jansen


Cinematographer Pernille Bervald Jørgensen
Cinematographer Christian Sønderby Jepsen
Cinematographer Niels Thastum


Editor Rasmus Stensgaard Madsen


Music Jonas Colstrup


Sound engineer Peter Albrechtsen


Appearance Svend Sortnegl

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Type Source Author Date
Varia Ekstra Bladet Jakob Rohde-Broendum 2013-10-12
Artikel Information Henrik Appel 2013-10-09
Artikel Information Henrik Appel 2013-10-09
Varia BT Jens Groenbech 2013-10-08
Varia Berlingske Tidende Ulla Gunge 2013-10-07
Varia BT Mette Faurholt-Sehested 2013-10-06
Artikel Berlingske Tidende Lars Ostman 2013-06-16
Artikel Ekstra Bladet Jakob Rohde-Broendum 2013-06-07
Artikel BT Mette Sehested Larsen 2013-06-06
Interview Ekstra Bladet Jakob Rohde-Broendum 2013-06-06
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Louise Kidde Sauntved 2013-06-05
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet Henrik Queitsch 2013-06-05
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Nanna Frank Rasmussen 2013-06-05
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Dorte Hygum Soerensen 2013-06-05
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Kirsten Nilsson 2013-06-05
Artikel Ekstra Bladet Lisbeth Zorning Andersen 2013-06-03
Artikel BT Christina C Pedersen 2013-06-02
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Martin Johansen 2013-06-02
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Martin Johansen 2013-06-02
Varia Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Martin Johansen 2013-06-02
Interview Andre medier Tine bendixen 2013-06-01
Artikel Kristeligt Dagblad Jon Boege Gehlert 2013-05-31
Varia Politiken-Fonden Lotte Thorsen 2013-05-31
Interview Information Nola Grace Gaardmand 2013-05-30
Interview Politiken-Fonden Lars Trier Mogensen 2013-05-30
Anmeldelse Information Mette-Line Thorup 2013-05-05
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