The Originals

Stig Guldberg, Denmark, 2018

57 min.DK/Documentary

The film is the story of a friendship – a brotherhood between grownup men – for better and for worse. Four creative, sensitive and intelligent beings, united in a friendship that provides grounding in their lives. But maybe they live in the wrong era? The film is a tough insight into life as an outsider told with humour and vulnerability. It is a bittersweet documentary depicting how rich, funny, and horrible life can be when you live on the edge and counter to conventions.
Basic information Credits
Original title De originale
Danish title De originale
Keywords Denmark, Friendship, Men, Eccentrics, 2010-2019
Director Stig Guldberg
Co-director Mads Kamp Thulstrup
Screenplay Stig Guldberg, Mads Kamp Thulstrup
Producer Lise Saxtrup
Director of Photography Morten Rasmussen, Finn Mathiasen
Editor Grete Møldrup, Mikael Kloster Ebbesen
Sound Thomas Jæger
Composer Kristian Leth
Appearance Lars Morell, Jens Jørgen Boje, Anders Gantriis, Poul Erik Veigaard
Production country Denmark
International sales Klassefilm ApS
TV release 21.06.2018, TV 2
Comment Premiered at CPH:DOX 2018. Stig Guldberg made his debut with 'A Saucepan for My Wife – The Designer Jens Quistgaard'. Mads Kamp Thulstrup made his feature-length debut with 'Danish Dynamite' (2008).
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
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Production company
Executive Producer Klassefilm
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Den Vestdanske Filmpujle v/Carsten Holst og Steen Risom, TV2 Danmark, SVT


Direction Stig Guldberg
Co-director Mads Kamp Thulstrup


Screenplay Stig Guldberg
Screenplay Mads Kamp Thulstrup


Producer Lise Saxtrup
Producer: development Finn Mathiasen
Producer's assistant Sofie Rørdam
Post-producton coordinator Jakob Schaumburg


Cinematographer Morten Rasmussen
Cinematographer Finn Mathiasen


Editor Grete Møldrup
Editor Mikael Kloster Ebbesen


Composer Kristian Leth


Sound designer Thomas Jæger
Sound Editing Kristoffer Salting
Sound Editing Brian Dyrby

Visual effects

Graphic design Rasmus Lange
Colourist Rune Felix Holm


Appearance Lars Morell
Appearance Jens Jørgen Boje
Appearance Anders Gantriis
Appearance Poul Erik Veigaard

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