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They Caught the Ferry

Carl Th. Dreyer, Denmark, 1948

12 min.DK/Short fictionInformation films

A film adaptation of the »myth« entitled »They Caught the Ferry« by the Danish author and Nobel Prize winner Johannes V. Jensen on the theme of a hazardous motor-cycle ride which ends disastrously. The motor-cyclist Sophus and his girl Elvira race along madly to catch the ferry at Nyborg. They succeed in catching Charon's ferry across the River of Death.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title De nåede færgen
Danish title De nåede færgen
Other titles Litteraturens film 1, Nåede de Færgen?, They Caught the Ferry, Ils n'ont pas pris le bac
Keywords Motor cycles, Motor cyclists, Traffic accidents, Destiny
Director Carl Th. Dreyer
Screenplay Carl Th. Dreyer
Based on Efter Johannes V. Jensens novelle "Naaede de Færgen?", offentliggjort første gang 24. december 1925 i Social-Demokraten.
Director of Photography Jørgen Roos
Editor Jørgen Roos
Sound Jørgen Roos
Appearances Josef Koch, Kamma Koch, Ewald Rasmussen
Production country Denmark
Production companies Nordisk Films Kompagni
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral
Technical info 35 mm, 1,37:1 Academy, Black/white, Petersen & Poulsen
Danish theatrical release 12.05.1948
Cinemas Saga
TV release 03.05.1989, DR

Companies

Production companies Nordisk Films Kompagni
Commissioned by Rådet for større Færdselssikkerhed, Ministeriernes Filmudvalg, Dansk Kulturfilm
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral

Direction

Direction Carl Th. Dreyer

Script

Script Carl Th. Dreyer

Cinematography

Cinematography Jørgen Roos

Editing

Editing Jørgen Roos

Production design

Skeleton drawing Erik Alslev

Sound

Sound Jørgen Roos

Appearance

Sophus Josef Koch
Elvira Kamma Koch
Døden Ewald Rasmussen

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Locarno, Festival internazionale del film 2003-08-06
Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 2000-10-10
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