Island of lost souls

Nikolaj Arcel, Denmark, 2007

100 min.DK/FeatureChildren's films

14-year-old Lulu moves to a small provincial town with her mother and younger brother. One night, her brother is struck by a beam of white light - actually the spirit of Herman Hartmann from the 19th-century. To her despair, Lulu realizes that Herman has possessed her brother, and the two of them are whirled into a fevered adventure. They are joined by Oliver, a rich kid, and Richard, a disillusioned clairvoyant and inventor. Together, they take on the dark, supernatural forces gathering over the town - the evil from deep in the land of the dead, which seems determined to take over the world and see them die.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title De fortabte sjæles ø
Danish title De fortabte sjæles ø
Director Nikolaj Arcel
Screenplay Nikolaj Arcel
Producer Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen, Sarita Christensen
Director of Photography Rasmus Videbæk
Editor Mikkel E.G. Nielsen
Sound Hans Christian Kock
Composer Jane Antonia Cornish
Production designer Niels Sejer
Casting Louise Clausen
Appearance Sara Langebæk Gaarmann, Lucas Munk Billing, Lasse Borg, Nicolaj Kopernikus
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution
International sales TrustNordisk
Technical info 35 mm, 2,35:1 Scope, color, Dolby, SRD
Danish theatrical release 09.02.2007
Cinemas Palads, Imperial, Albertslund Biograferne, Reprise Teatret, Gladsaxe Bio, Herlev Teaterbio, BioCity (Tåstrup), Kastrup Bio, Baltoppen Bio 1-2, Park Bio, Gentofte Kino, Bio Værløse, Glostrup Bio, CinemaxX, Kinopalæet (Lyngby), Vanløse Bio samt 62 biografer i provinsen
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company
Executive Producer Zentropa
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution


Direction Nikolaj Arcel
Assistant director Casper Jacobsen
Continuity Kerstin von Bahr
Casting: actors Louise Clausen
Casting: children Jette Termann
Casting Louise Clausen
Extras coordinator Anne Magnér


Script Nikolaj Arcel
Co-writer Rasmus Heisterberg
Storyboard Anders Huulgaard


Producer Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen
Producer Sarita Christensen
Executive producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen
Executive producer Peter Garde
Unit manager Niels Nørløv Hansen
Line producer Malte Forsell
Production manager Lene Nielsen
Production coordinator Lina Bach
Production coordinator Anders Claesson
Production assistant Ida Sinding
Location manager Henrik Berthelsen
Production coordinator: post-production Charlotte Buch
Research Jordan Rydiger


Cinematography Rasmus Videbæk
First assistant camera Daniel Parmo
Clapper/loader Erik Andersson
Video assistant Mina Bisaada Obaid
Key grip Ronald Holmberg
VFX cinematographer Jeppe Nygaard Christensen
Clapper/loader Christopher Bonnor


Stills Per Arnesen
Stills Rasmus Videbæk

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Michael Wils
Best boy Martin Pålsheden
Assistant lighting technician Emil Taasinge
Assistant lighting technician Niels Kjær Olsen


Editing Mikkel E.G. Nielsen


Music Jane Antonia Cornish

Production design

Production design Niels Sejer
Assistant production designer Lotte Kryger Broe
Property master Jacob Wirth Carlsen
Property master Li Garpenfeldt
Set dresser Lars Ole Kofoed-Hansen
Set dresser Thomas Dahl
Set decorator Christina Kallan
Assistant set dresser Trine Jensen
Set dresser Karin Gry


Wardrobe Marie Flyckt
Costume assistant Anna Karlsson


Makeup Kamilla Bjerglind
Makeup assistant Susanne Dahlgren


Sound Hans Christian Kock
B-sound designer Claus Lynge
B-sound designer Henric Andersson

Special effects

SFX Hummer Højmark

Visual effects

VFX Jeppe Nygaard Christensen
VFX continuity Ebbe Syberg


Stunt Kimmo Rajala


Lulu Sara Langebæk Gaarmann
Sylvester Lucas Munk Billing
Oliver Lasse Borg
Richard Nicolaj Kopernikus
Necromancer Lars Mikkelsen
Beate Anette Støvelbæk
Herman Anders W. Berthelsen
Linea Beate Bille
Magenta Lotte Munk

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Type Source Author Date
Varia BT B.T. 2008-08-08
Varia Metroexpress Ritzau 2008-08-08
Varia Berlingske Tidende JE 2008-08-08
Anmeldelse Børsen dub 2007-11-01
Artikel Urban Louise Kidde Sauntved 2007-08-28
Artikel BT Susanne Johansson 2007-07-08
Artikel BT Susanne Johansson 2007-07-08
Artikel Urban Bjoern Floberg 2007-03-11
Artikel Berlingske Tidende Jesper Eising 2007-03-08
Artikel Berlingske Tidende lea Kirstine Gindin 2007-02-14
Artikel Metroexpress Kresten Schultz Joergensen 2007-02-12
Varia Politiken-Fonden Henrik Palle 2007-02-10
Anmeldelse BT Birgitte Grue 2007-02-09
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Ebbe Iversen 2007-02-09
Anmeldelse Børsen Morten Durr 2007-02-09
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet Henrik Queitsch 2007-02-09
Anmeldelse Information Tonny Vorm 2007-02-09
Anmeldelse Kristeligt Dagblad Palle Schantz Lauridsen 2007-02-09
Anmeldelse Metroexpress Kurt Stjernholm Risberg 2007-02-09
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Johs. H. Christensen 2007-02-09
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Kim Skotte 2007-02-09
Anmeldelse Urban Louise Kidde Sauntved 2007-02-09
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Bo Green Jensen 2007-02-09
Varia BT Susanne Johansson 2007-02-08
Varia BT Susanne Johansson 2007-02-08
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Soeren Hoey 2007-02-08
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Soeren Hoey 2007-02-08
Varia Urban Louise Kidde Sauntved 2007-02-08
Interview Politiken-Fonden Rasmus Stoeyer 2007-02-07
Interview Politiken-Fonden Rasmus Stoeyer 2007-02-07
Interview Politiken-Fonden Rasmus Stoeyer 2007-02-07
Interview Politiken-Fonden Rasmus Stoeyer 2007-02-07
Varia Urban x 2007-02-07
Interview BT Susanne Johansson 2007-02-06
Varia Berlingske Tidende Jens Andersen 2007-02-03
Artikel BT Susanne Johansson 2007-02-01
Artikel BT Susanne Johansson 2007-02-01
Interview Morten Durr 2007-01-17
Artikel Information Christian Monggaard 2006-12-30
Artikel Information Christian Monggaard 2006-12-30
Artikel Berlingske Tidende berlingske Tidnde 2005-05-18
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Michael Enggaard 2005-05-17
Anmeldelse Urban PT 2005-03-18
Varia Politiken-Fonden politiken 2005-01-02
Artikel BT Susanne Johansson 2004-12-01