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The Greatest Heroes

Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark, 1996

90 min.DK/Feature

A 29-year-old bank robbery convict on a weekend leave from prison meets his 12-year-old daughter who he never knew to even exist. He escapes custody and together with a friend takes his daughter on a wild ride to northern Sweden.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title De største helte
Danish title De største helte
Other titles The Greatest Heroes
Director Thomas Vinterberg
Screenplay Thomas Vinterberg, Bo hr. Hansen
Director of Photography Anthony Dod Mantle
Editor Eddie Simonsen, Jesper W. Nielsen, Valdís Óskarsdóttir
Sound Hans Møller
Composer Nikolaj Egelund
Production designer Søren Gram
Casting Tine Sætter-Lassen, Lars Lindström
Appearances Thomas Bo Larsen, Ulrich Thomsen, Mia Maria Back, Paprika Steen
Production country Denmark
Production companies Nimbus Film, Zentropa Entertainments
Domestic distribution Warner & Metronome
International sales Nimbus Film International ApS / Filmbyen 20 / 2650 Hvidovre
Technical info 2460 meter, 35 mm, 1,85:1 - Widescreen, color, Dolby SR
Danish theatrical release 08.11.1996
Cinemas Dagmar, Palads, Grand, Gladsaxe Bio, Værløse Bio, BioCity (Tåstrup) samt sytten biografer i provinsen.
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 12

Companies

Production companies Nimbus Film, Zentropa Entertainments
Domestic distribution Warner & Metronome

Direction

Direction Thomas Vinterberg
Assistant director: Sweden Ib Tardini
Assistant director Rikke Møller
Casting Tine Sætter-Lassen
Casting Lars Lindström
Continuity Louise Friedberg
Continuity Anna Hylander
Casting: extras Marita Koivisto

Script

Script Thomas Vinterberg
Script Bo hr. Hansen

Production

Production manager Bo Ehrhardt
Unit manager Marianne Jul Hansen
Co-producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen
Consulting producer Per Nielsen
Location manager Mikael Södersten
Location manager Dan Lundström
Location manager Morten Kaufmann
Location scout Ian Hansen
Production manager: 2. unit Iben Snebang
Runner Seppo Hyvärinen
Production supervisor: post-production Tove Jystrup
Production Birgitte Hald

Cinematography

First assistant camera Eigil Jacobsen
Cinematography Anthony Dod Mantle

Stills

Stills Jens Juncker-Jensen

Electrical dept.

Assistant lighting technician Jens Bo Poulsen
Assistant lighting technician Henrik Capetillo
Assistant lighting technician Aslak Lytthans
Assistant lighting technician Morten Nyboe
Electrical dept. Otto Stenov

Editing

Negative cutting Evelyn Kristiansen
Avid assistant Christin Illeborg
Avid assistant Pelle Folmer
Editor Eddie Simonsen
Editing Jesper W. Nielsen
Editing Valdís Óskarsdóttir

Music

Music Nikolaj Egelund

Production design

Property master Sune Saabye
Set dresser Jesper Lorents
Art director Flemming Steen
Production design Søren Gram

Wardrobe

Wardrobe Françoise Nicolet

Makeup

Makeup artist Anne Cathrine Sauerberg
Makeup Anne Cathrine Sauerberg

Sound

Sound engineer: Denmark Jan Juhler
Sound engineer: Denmark Christian H. Lund
Sound engineer: Denmark Peter Schultz
B-sound designer Jens Bønding
B-sound designer Thomas Bolvig
Dolby consultant Graham Edmondson
Foley artist Gadou Naudin
Sound Hans Møller

Special effects

Special effects Lars Kolding Andersen

Stunt

Stunt performer Stig Günther
Stunt performer Deni Jordan

Appearance

Karsten Thomas Bo Larsen
Peter Ulrich Thomsen
Louise Mia Maria Back
Lisbeth, Louises mor Paprika Steen
Allan, Louises stedfar Bjarne Henriksen
Pernille Trine Dyrholm
Eva Hella Joof
Civilbetjent Niels Borksand
1. uniformeret betjent Stig Günther
2. uniformeret betjent Lars Kiilerich
Apotekerekspedient Eva Röse
Jagtbutikekspedient Jonas Karlsson
Hotelreceptionist Jytte Grathwohl
Kassedame Märit Carlsson
Supermarkedbestyrer Allan Svensson
Hotelejer Lars Engström
Hotel manager Claes Ljungmark
Hotel assistant Carl Bafving
Fabriksarbejder Erik Olofsson
Lufthavnsfunktionær Ingvar Larsson

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2013-05-27
Zagreb Motovun Film Festival 2001-07-31
Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 1999-10-05
Goa - Int. Film Festival of India 1998-01-10
Stockholm International Film Festival 1997-11-07
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 1997-11-06
Mannheim-Heidelberg, Int. Film Festival 1997-10-10
Cannes, Festival de 1997-05-07
Malmö, BUFF 1997-03-10
Berlinale 1997-02-13
Göteborg International Film Festival 1997-01-31
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