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Christian

Gabriel Axel, Denmark, 1989

105 min.DK/Feature

This classic-style road movie, a competition entry in the 1989 Venice Film Festival and director Gabiel Axel's first film after his 1988 Academy Award (Oscar) winning "Babette's Feast", follows the errant progress down through Europe of a young would-be musician on the run from a corrective institution. In Morocoo, the boy finds refuge and harmony with a native family until authorities catch up with him.
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Original title Christian
Danish title Christian
Other titles Christian
Director Gabriel Axel
Screenplay Gabriel Axel
Director of Photography Morten Bruus
Editor Niels Pagh Andersen
Sound Morten Degnbol, Lars Lund, Niels Arnt Torp
Composer Nikolaj Christensen
Production designer Peter Grant
Appearances Nikolaj Christensen, Laila Andersson, Jørgen Melskens, Preben Lerdorff Rye
Production country Denmark, France, Italy
Production companies Victoria Film, Ellepi Film, Chrysalide Film
Domestic distribution Warner & Metronome
Technical info 35 mm, Widescreen, color, Dolby
Danish theatrical release 26.12.1989
Cinemas Dagmar, Odense, Herning, Vejle, Århus, Aalborg, Bio Lyngby, Næstved Bio, Grand
TV release 13.06.1992, DR
Find more Kristen Bjørnkjær: Fruen til forskel. Tusind Øjne 120/1990.
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7

Companies

Production companies Victoria Film, Ellepi Film, Chrysalide Film
Domestic distribution Warner & Metronome

Direction

Direction Gabriel Axel
Assistant director Lizzi Weischenfeldt
Assistant director Abdessamed Dinia
Continuity Lizzi Weischenfeldt

Script

Script Gabriel Axel

Production

Production Søren Stærmose
Production Ole Søndberg
Production Leo Pescarolo
Production Tom Winther
Production Robert Larsen
Production Jacob Louis Weisdorf
Production manager Jean Claude Rey
Production manager Darif Ahmed
Production manager Vibeke Windeløv
Production assistant Brahim Benballa
Production assistant Benjamin Moreau
Production assistant Kahia Lahcen
Unit manager Søren Stærmose

Cinematography

Cinematography Morten Bruus
First assistant camera Jens Schlosser
First assistant camera Kim Hattesen
First assistant camera Søren Berthelin
First assistant camera Tessa Racine

Stills

Still photographer Peter Gabriel

Electrical dept.

Electrical dept. Søren Sørensen
Electrical dept. Jan Andersen

Editing

Editing Niels Pagh Andersen
Assistant editor Liselotte Havmøller
Assistant editor Sara Winding

Music

Music Nikolaj Christensen
Piano Claudio Arrau
Morrocan wind instruments Cheddati Abdelkebir
Orchestra Concertgebouw Orkestret

Production design

Production designer Peter Grant
Set dresser Peter Grant
Assistant set dresser Fabrice Turbil

Wardrobe

Wardrobe Françoise Nicolet
Wardrobe Maria Seddiki

Makeup

Makeup Tine Buch
Makeup Amina Bencherqui

Sound

Sound Morten Degnbol
Sound Lars Lund
Sound Niels Arnt Torp
B-sound designer Lars Skovgaard
Foley artist Jacky Dufour

Appearance

Christian Nikolaj Christensen
Christians mor Laila Andersson
Christians far Jørgen Melskens
Christians morfar Preben Lerdorff Rye
Christians lillesøster Maria Frost
Christians lillebror Tobias Mørch
Servitrice, Christians kæreste Julie Gringer
En rod Kim Jansson
Krovært Lars Lohmann
Køkkenmedhjælper Søren Steen
Christians makker Jens Arentzen
Ung mand ved pølsevogn Jesper Birch
En fremmedarbejder ved pølsevogn Irsan Gondol Mohamed
Bestjålen dame Ebba With
Dommer Sigvard Bennetzen
Beboer i De gamles By Asta Esper Andersen
Beboer i De gamles By Else Petersen
Beboer i De gamles By Holger Boland
Vagt i De Gamles By Hans Henrik Voetmann
Betjent i København Jørn Jacobsen
Betjent i København Jørgen Sperling
Betjent i København Hans Vangsgaard
Betjent i København Tommy Laursen
Ung mand på ungdomshjem Lars Kaalund
Skibskaptajn Ulrich Krenchel
Slotsejer Jean Cherlian
En gæst Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu
Tjenestepige Carole Aymond
Vagabond Jean-Marie Richier
Françoise Beaulieu Nadine Alari
Vagt i den danske ambassade i Paris Carsten Jensen
Vært ved party i Spanien Tom Baker
Mand på knallert Jean Pierre Peulevé
Den danske ambassadør i Marokko Asger Bonfils
Bilejer 1 Muhamed Aljem
Bilejer 2 Ahmed Aladui
Aicha Nathalie Brusse
Aichas bedstemor Fatima Regragui
Aichas mor Nazha Regragui
Aichas far Abdallah Lamrani
Aichas bedstefar Hadj Kaddour
Mokaddem Aziz Mouhoub
Caid Abdelkader Moutaa
Addi Khalid Outbih
Abdallah Hassan Benballa
Atika Atika Ait Pa Khali
Landbetjent Marjane Abdelkader

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