Ulrik Wivel, Denmark, 2008

82 min.DK/Feature

»Comeback« is a story about Roland, a theater director in his sixties, returning home to Copenhagen in a final attempt to reconcile with his adult son Jacob, and desperately seeking some kind of human contact. A painful story of a man who is losing his grip on the world and fails in his role as a father and a man.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Comeback
Danish title Comeback
Director Ulrik Wivel
Screenplay Ulrik Wivel, Peter Asmussen, Peter Reichhardt
Producer Peter Reichhardt
Director of Photography Adam Philp
Editor Martin Schade
Sound Morten Groth Brandt, Morten Wille, Lisbet Obel, Matias la Cour, Nicolai Linck
Composer Povl Kristian
Production designer Rasmus Cold
Appearances Baard Owe, Carsten Bjørnlund, Hanne Hedelund, Signe Skov
Production country Denmark
Production company Nordisk Film Production
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution
International sales TrustNordisk / Filmbyen 22 / 2650 Hvidovre / t +45 3686 8788 / f +45 3677 4448 / info@trustnordisk.com / www.trustnordisk.com
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info 35 mm, 1,85:1 - Widescreen, color, Dolby SR
Danish theatrical release 03.04.2008


Production company Nordisk Film Production
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution


Direction Ulrik Wivel
1st assistant director Mark Emil Hermansen


Screenplay Ulrik Wivel
Screenplay Peter Asmussen
Screenplay Peter Reichhardt
Dramaturge Mogens Rukov
Dramaturge Anders Frithiof August


Line producer Claus Willadsen
Producer Peter Reichhardt
Executive producer Kim Magnusson
Production manager Leonore Skousen
Production assistant Mette Heide Sørensen
Pre-production Pil Nørgaard
Production consultant Marianne Christensen
Production coordinator: post-production Christine Ekstrand
Production coordinator: post-production Glennie Pettersson
Producer's assistant Jakob Balslev
Producer's assistant Julie Waltersdorph Hansen
Producer's assistant Marie Peuliche


First assistant camera Peter Topsøe-Jensen
Cinematographer Adam Philp


Still photographer Adam Philp
Still photographer Jens Juncker-Jensen

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Jesper Westh
Best boy Mathias Asger Rasmussen


Editor Martin Schade
Assistant editor Simon Harder
Online editor Tobias Bach Hansen


Composer Povl Kristian

Production design

Production designer Rasmus Cold
Assistant set dresser Ida Noach


Sound engineer Morten Groth Brandt
Sound engineer Morten Wille
Sound engineer Lisbet Obel
Sound engineer Matias la Cour
Sound engineer Nicolai Linck
Sound assistant Johannes Elling Dam
Foley artist Torben Greve

Visual effects

Colourist Norman Nisbet
Online Tobias Bach Hansen


Roland Baard Owe
Jakob Carsten Bjørnlund
Kirsten Hanne Hedelund
Amalie Signe Skov
Lotte Lotte Arnsbjerg
Klaus Claus Flygare
Kris Pilou Asbæk
Ib Ib Rosenstand
Hans Otto Hans Otto Rosenbohn
Mogens Mogens Rasmussen
Ole Ole Roos
Tom Tom Bogs
Jakobs kollega Povl Kristian
Amalies kollega Christiane Gjellerup Koch
Amalies kollega Liv Corfixen
Kirkegårdsassistent Søren Leander
Barnet Mattias Outzen
Tjener på Saga Queen Mira Noltenius

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Trondheim Kosmorama International Film Festival 2009-03-05
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2008-10-17
München International Film Festival 2008-06-20
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