The glasshouse prisoner

Jens Arentzen, Denmark, 1996

43 min.DK/Short fiction

Using a humorous, revue-like style, this unconventional film addresses children and young people with the aim of telling them about alcohol and its abuse. Two entertainers present the »secret baby« that live inside all of us and tempts us to drink too much. The film suggests that the important thing is to learn to control this »secret baby«. Brief information is also given about the effects of alcohol on the body.

Fra Filemaker: Svend Åge is an aging prisoner. His son, Max, is doing well in the world "outside" - or so Svend Åges wife tells him - and quite unaware that his father is in jail. One day, a new inmate arrives at the gates to serve the most severe sentence ever handed out for violence and drug-related crime. It's Max.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Blomsterfangen
Danish title Blomsterfangen
Other titles Litteraturens film 1
Keywords Father-son relation, Sons, Fathers, Prisoners, Prisons, Crime
Director Jens Arentzen
Screenplay Jens Arentzen
Producer Bo Ehrhardt, Mette Heiberg
Director of Photography Jacob Banke Olesen
Editor Valdís Óskarsdóttir
Sound Claus Petersen, Eddie Simonsen
Composer Nikolaj Egelund
Production designer Mariusz Skronski
Casting Lone Rye, Julia Sieck
Appearance Jens Okking, Mads Mikkelsen, Birthe Neumann, Tonny Landy
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
Technical info 16 mm, color
Danish theatrical release 11.08.1996
Cinemas Grand
TV release 08.10.1996, DR 1
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company Nimbus Film
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut


Direction Jens Arentzen
Casting Lone Rye
Casting Julia Sieck


Script Jens Arentzen
Idea Carsten Sønder
Script supervisor Pernille Fischer


Producer Bo Ehrhardt
Producer Mette Heiberg
Production manager Lone Juul
Post-producton coordinator Morten Kaufmann
Post-producton coordinator Fredrik Vogel
Production assistant Molly Plank
Consultant Ole John
Location scout Thomas Ravn


Cinematography Jacob Banke Olesen
Camera assistant Niels Hauge
Camera operator: 2. unit Henrik Lundø
Camera operator: 2. unit Morten Søborg


Stills Jens Juncker-Jensen
Stills Jens Juncker-Jensen

Electrical dept.

Lighting supervisor Jan Guldbrandsen


Editing Valdís Óskarsdóttir
Co-editor Nicolaj Monberg


Music Nikolaj Egelund

Production design

Production design Mariusz Skronski
Set dresser Lars Ole Kofoed-Hansen
Set dresser Torben Stig Nielsen


Wardrobe Stine Gudmundsen-Holmgreen


Makeup Stine Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
Makeup Camilla Marslew


Sound Claus Petersen
Sound Eddie Simonsen
Sound assistant Anne Jensen
Sound: 2. unit Niels Erik Otto
Foley artist Julien Naudin

Visual effects

Computer design Morten Balling
Computer design Niels Grønlykke
Graphic design Leo Scherfig


Svend Åge Jens Okking
Max Mads Mikkelsen
Tove Birthe Neumann
Manfred Tonny Landy
Daffi Michael Schmidt
Strip-arrangøren Preben Sørensen
Allan Karsten Vikke

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