Gone with the fish

Lotte Svendsen, Denmark, 1999

116 min.DK/Feature

Based on director Lotte Svendsen''s own memories of her childhood on the Baltic island of Bornholm, but though it is set in 1981 the conflicts portrayed do not seem far away. At the start of the film
Lars Erik and his wife Sonja are doing well on the Baltic island of Bornholm. Lars Erik is a successful fisherman, Sonja is a traditional housewife, proud of their new house bulging with consumer goods. Their love for each other is the sturdy footing on which their home is founded. Lars Erik employs three men on his trawler, and spends as fast as he earns, so when fishing quotas are cut he faces a crisis. One by one his men leave the boat, but he refuses to give up. Being a fisherman is like being a farmer - you depend on the wealth of mother nature herself. However, mother nature is like romance, highly capricious!
Basic information Credits Music Materials
Original title Bornholms stemme
Danish title Bornholms stemme
Director Lotte Svendsen
Screenplay Lotte Svendsen, Elith Nulle Nykjær Jørgensen
Director of Photography Anthony Dod Mantle
Editor Kasper Leick
Sound Mick Raaschou
Composer Jens Brygmann
Production designer Niels Sejer
Appearance Henrik Lykkegaard, Sofie Stougaard, Michelle Bjørn-Andersen, Isidor Torkar
Production country Denmark, Sweden, Norway
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution
International sales TrustNordisk
Technical info 3177 meter, 35 mm, Widescreen, color, Sound
Danish theatrical release 03.09.1999
Cinemas Dagmar, Palads, Drive In Bio, Grand, Gladsaxe Bio, BioCity (Tåstrup), Albertslund Bio samt 19 biografer i provinsen
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company Per Holst Film
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution


Direction Lotte Svendsen
Assistant director Malene Vilstrup
Assistant director Thomas Borch Nielsen
Continuity Ulrika Rang


Script Lotte Svendsen
Script Elith Nulle Nykjær Jørgensen


Production Per Holst
Production Thomas Lydholm
Production manager Monica Steenberg
Production manager Jens Arnoldus
Production assistant Iben Snebang
Production assistant Nanna Sylvest Vierø
Production assistant Anja Christensen
Production assistant Cristina Signorelli
Location assistant Ellen Thamdrup


Cinematography Anthony Dod Mantle
First assistant camera Philip Forbes
Key grip Emil Øigaard


Still photographer Erik Aavatsmark

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Thomas Neivelt
Best boy Torben Borup-Madsen
Best boy Mogens Otte
Best boy Søren Sørensen
Assistant lighting technician Niels Dose
Assistant lighting technician Sune Lolk


Editing Kasper Leick


Music Jens Brygmann

Production design

Production designer Niels Sejer
Property master Thorkil Slebsager


Wardrobe Maria Gyllenhoff


Makeup Tina Helmark
Makeup Anne Cathrine Sauerberg
Makeup Søren Hedegaard


Sound engineer Mick Raaschou
B-sound designer Jim Skau Andersen
B-sound designer Henning Wedege
Foley artist Julien Naudin

Special effects

Special effects Hans Peter Ludvigsen
Special effects Deni Jordan


Lars Erik Henrik Lykkegaard
Sonja Sofie Stougaard
Karen Michelle Bjørn-Andersen
Charles / Fransisco Isidor Torkar
Ib Thomas Bo Larsen
Bibi Helle Dolleris
Ernst Preben Harris
Finn Ole Jesper Asholt
Flade Martin Buch
Flemse Søren Hauch-Fausbøll
Else Anna Norberg
Evelyn Ulla Gottlieb
Gustav Kjeld Nørgaard
Inge Line Grete Nordrå
Lille Oluf Eske Thorlund
Store Oluf Stig Kofod
Poul, havbiolog Carl Press
Hjemmesygeplejerske Terese Damsholt
Adoptionsdame Pernille Grumme
Dumpo Peter A. Jensen
Jannick Peter Steen
Skibsmægler Troels II Munk
Svensk nøgenbader Christoffer Barnekow
Christer Sjögren Christer Sjögren

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