Cool Cats

Janus Køster-Rasmussen, Denmark, 2015

83 min.DK/Documentary

'Cool Cats' tells the story of two jazz giants who are forced to relocate to a musical smalltown. In the mid-1960s, tenor saxophone stars Ben Webster and Dexter Gordon leave behind America and its fierce political climate – as well as a long trail of heavy alcohol and heroin abuse. They settle down in Copenhagen, where they are greeted as musical saviors. But the attractions of the small, fairy tale-like Scandinavian capital soon turn out to be a threat to their music – and their lives. The film's visual backbone consists of Ben Webster's own 8MM footage which resurfaces here for the first time.
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Original title Cool Cats
Danish title Cool Cats
Director Janus Køster-Rasmussen
Director of Photography Lars Bonde, Theis Mortensen, Klaus Nedergaard, Anders Aagaard Nielsen
Editor Thomas Winkel Ravn
Sound Peter Albrechtsen, Rune Thuelund
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Danmarks Radio
Danish festival release 09.11.2015, CPH:DOX
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Production company Danmarks Radio
Domestic distribution Danmarks Radio


Direction Janus Køster-Rasmussen


Cinematography Lars Bonde
Cinematography Theis Mortensen
Cinematography Klaus Nedergaard
Cinematography Anders Aagaard Nielsen


Editing Thomas Winkel Ravn


Sound designer Peter Albrechtsen
Sound designer Rune Thuelund
Sound editor Mikkel Nielsen

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Type Source Author Date
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Christian Munch-Hansen 2015-11-07
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