Denmark is closed

Dan Tschernia, Denmark, 1980

91 min.DK/Feature

In this 1980 anti-European Union comedy satire, the E.U. has declared Denmark bankrupt and reduced the country to a dumping ground. The Danish language has been outlawed, all Danes have been deported and now begin, in exile, to form resistance movements. Among the expatriates walks a writer, a latter-day Orpheus, searching for his Eurydice. But without an EUR in her name, the lady is different now.
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Original title Danmark er lukket
Danish title Danmark er lukket
Director Dan Tschernia
Screenplay Dan Tschernia, Benny Andersen
Based on Benny Andersens hørespil "Orfeus i undergrunden" (1977).
Director of Photography Claus Loof
Editor Anker Sørensen
Sound Leif Jensen
Composer Benny Andersen
Appearance Christoffer Bro, Anne Linnet, Jan Mårtenson, Ole Thestrup
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film
Technical info 35 mm, Widescreen, color, Sound
Danish theatrical release 31.10.1980
Cinemas Odense, Esbjerg, Herning, Randers, Århus, Aalborg, Palads, Holstebro, Tivoli Bio, Nygade
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Focus Film
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film


Direction Dan Tschernia
Assistant director Annette Skjoldager
Continuity Jette Termann


Script Dan Tschernia
Script Benny Andersen


Executive producer and production manager Erik Overbye
Unit manager Erik Nissen


Cinematography Claus Loof
Camera assistant Dan Laustsen


Still photographer Rolf Konow

Electrical dept.

Electrical dept. Eg Norre
Electrical dept. Ove Hansen


Editing Anker Sørensen
Assistant editor Ghita Beckendorff


Music Benny Andersen

Production design

Set dresser Karsten Grønborg


Wardrobe Birthe Qualmann


Sound Leif Jensen
Sound assistant Michael Dela


Orfeus Jensen Christoffer Bro
Eurydike Anne Linnet
Jan Mårtenson Jan Mårtenson
Asger Ole Thestrup
"Æble" Claus Ryskjær
"Tomat" Paul Hagen
"Grønært" Jess Ingerslev
Else Caja Heimann
Bjarne Bent Conradi
Akademiker Ghita Nørby
Gadefejer Ingolf David
Poire Inger Hovman
Den runde Hans Chr. Ægidius
Casabianca Lily Broberg
Chauffør Finn Nielsen
Speaker Ove Sprogøe
"Hjernen" Olaf Ussing
Alberto Peter Steen
Lille pige Barbara Tschernia
Musiker Holger Laumann
Mødedeltager Benny Andersen
Mødedeltager Dan Tschernia
Appearance Poul Thomsen
Appearance Frede Nathalius
Appearance Gianluigi Melega
Appearance Sergio Borelli
Appearance Claude Hernin Hilbaut

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