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The early years - Erik Nietzsche part 1

Jakob Thuesen, Denmark, 2007

92 min.DK/Feature

Erik Nietzsche is an intelligent but in many ways inexperienced shy young man who is convinced that he wants to be a film director. In the late 1970s Erik is accepted by the Danish National Film School where he enters a world of angry unhelpful tutors, weird fellow students and unwritten rules. It is both an exhilarating and angst-provoking period and Erik feels increasingly like a foreigner in the film industry. Frequently, he is merely an observer of the absurdities that surround him. He encounters trade union disputes, falls in love and experiences self-assured empowered women who refuse to make a commitment. It is a drama full of comedy - a sharp portrait of a conceited but entertaining world of film which we suspect our dogged young director will eventually concur with his vision.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Library
Danish title De unge år
Other titles Erik Nietzsche sagaen del 1, The early years - Erik Nietzsche part 1
Director Jakob Thuesen
Screenplay Erik Nietzsche, Lars Kjeldgaard, Nikolaj Scherfig, Bo hr. Hansen, Lars von Trier
Producer Sisse Graum Jørgensen, Marie Gade Denessen
Director of Photography Sebastian Blenkov
Editor Per K. Kirkegaard
Casting Rie Hedegaard
Appearances Jonatan Spang, David Dencik, Therese Damsgaard, Mille Hoffmeyer Lehfeldt
Production country Denmark,Sweden,Austria,Italy
Production companies Zentropa Entertainments
Domestic distribution SF Studios, Filmcompagniet - SF Film, Warner og Twentieth Century Fox
International sale TrustNordisk / Filmbyen 22 / 2650 Hvidovre / t +45 3686 8788 / f +45 3677 4448 / info@trustnordisk.com / www.trustnordisk.com
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info color
Danish theatrical release 25.12.2007
Cinemas Dagmar, Palads, Grand, Gladsaxe Bio, BioCity (Tåstrup), CinemaxX, Empire, Kinopalæet (Lyngby), Falkoner samt 21 biografer i provinsen
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7

Companies

Production companies Zentropa Entertainments
Domestic distribution SF Studios, Filmcompagniet - SF Film, Warner og Twentieth Century Fox

Direction

Direction Jakob Thuesen
Assistant director Eigil Jacobsen
Continuity Sedsel Andersen
Casting Rie Hedegaard
Extras coordinator Jens Næsland

Script

Screenplay Erik Nietzsche
Screenplay Lars Kjeldgaard
Screenplay Nikolaj Scherfig
Screenplay Bo hr. Hansen
Storyboard Lars Munck
Script Lars von Trier

Production

Producer Sisse Graum Jørgensen
Producer Marie Gade Denessen
Co-producer Lars Jönsson
Co-producer Danny Krausz
Co-producer Andrea Occhipinti
Executive producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen
Executive producer Peter Garde
Line producer Karen Bentzon
Production manager Ingrid Kofoed
Associate producer Michael Fleischer
Associate producer Stefano Massenzi
Assistant Sidsel Hybschmann
Assistant Samanou Acheche Sahlstrøm
Production coordinator Marie-Louise Gyldenkrone
Location manager Kenneth Berg
Location assistant Rasmus Christoffersen
Location scout Lars Valentin
Location scout Henrik Berthelsen
Production assistant Silvia Christina Bellido
Production assistant Niels Christian Linde
Producer: post-production Mette Walter
Production supervisor: Austria Manfred Fritsch
Producer's assistant Ulrike Ladenbauer
P.A. to Erik Nietzsche Katrine A. Sahlstrøm

Cinematography

1st assistant camera John Frimann Rasmussen
Key grip Mikael Kort Kristensen
Steadicam operator Kristian Appel
Steadicam operator Malte Udsen
Steadicam operator Carsten Jacobsen
Clapper/loader Trine Juul Dalsgaard
Video assistant Sune Frederik Andersen
Film recording Sascha Stiller
Film recording Kathi Klippe
Cinematography Sebastian Blenkov

Stills

Stills Per Arnesen

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Michael Sørensen
Best boy Thomas Ditzel
Assistant lighting technician Janus Hajslund

Editing

B-editor Anders Albjerg Kristiansen
B-editor Mikael Kloster Ebbesen
B-editor Cathrine Ambus
Assistant editor Carsten Bramsen
Assistant editor Julie Abrahamsson
Assistant editor Sigrid D.P. Aalbæk Jensen
Technical support Lars Dela
Negative cutting Renate Siegl
Negative cutting Biserka Kirr
Re-recording Sascha Stiller
Re-recording Kathi Klippe
Editing Per K. Kirkegaard

Music

Composer Vincent D'Hondt
Music coordinator Mikkel Maltha
Engineer Filip Heruckmans

Production design

Production designer Søren Gam
Assistant set designer Gitte Malling
Property master Jacob Wirth Carlsen
Set dresser Torben Stig Nielsen
Set dresser Tine Hieronymus Nielsen
Set dresser Trine Jensen
Set dresser Rasmus Balslev-Olesen
Set decorator Vicki Møllgaard

Wardrobe

Key costumer Manon Rasmussen
Costume on set Anne-Dorthe Eskildsen
Costume assistant Rikke Simonsen

Makeup

Chief makeup artist Tina Helmark
Makeup artist Helena Hørdum
Makeup assistant Sofie de Mylius
Makeup assistant Charlotte Laustsen

Sound

Sound engineer Morten Green
Sound engineer Eddie Simonsen
B-sound designer Kasper Munck-Hansen
Sound assistant Mads Lundgård
B-sound designer Peter Albrechtsen
B-sound designer Camilla Mauritzson
Foley artist Julien Naudin
Foley recordist Anne Jensen
Foley editor Asser Borgen
Music recording Wilfred van Baelen

Special effects

SFX supervisor Lars Kolding Andersen

Voice

Voice Lars von Trier
Amerikansk speak, mand David Bateson
Amerikansk speak, kvinde Priscilla S. Rasmussen

Visual effects

Colorgrading Mary-Ann Oteman
Visual effects Søren Thomas
Visual effects Niels Valentin Dal
Visual effects Anders Lollike
Visual effects Simon Lytting

Stunt

Stunt Stig Günther

Animation

Art work Paul Wilson

Appearance

Erik Jonatan Spang
Zelko David Dencik
Karin Therese Damsgaard
Margrethe Mille Hoffmeyer Lehfeldt
Göran Carl Martin Norén
Anna Line Bie Rosenstjerne
Stine Malin Brolin-Tani
Rektor Mads Søren Pilmark
Bent Lyngaard Troels Lyby
Hans Jørgen Søren Malling
Selkoff Dejan Cukic
Sammy Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Troels Jens Albinus
Thorvald Thomas Bendixen
Husejer Kristian Boland
Carsten Virén Hans Henrik Clemensen
Hans, talsmand Christian Damsgaard
Kris Morten Eisner
Dreng 2 Lars Emil Fenger
Tjavs Simon Remvig Foldager
Lille fotograf Christian Fuhlendorff
Fotograf elev Martin Greis
Filosofilærer Ditte Hansen
Finn Morten Aaskov Hemmingsen
Musiklærer Peter Hviid
Sekretær Birgit Thøt Jensen
Katrine Bonfils Bodil Jørgensen
Skumle Benjamin Kitter
Scripter Mette Mai Langer
Formand Ole Lemmeke
Produktionsassistent Dan Loghin
Sminkøse Helena Hertz Melkjorsen
Gammel instruktørelev Magnus Bruun Nielsen
Bo Anders Nyborg
Frederik Kristiansen Peter Hesse Overgaard
Finnur Peter Pilegaard
Dreng 1 Aslak Ponsaing
Helle Clara Iuel Rasmussen
Kris' samlever Pauli Ryberg
Malene Sønder Patricia Schumann
Operatør Bent Staalhøj

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Brussels Eurocine27 2009-05-05
New York Scandinavian House 2009-04-01
Prague Febiofest, Int. Film, TV and Video Festival 2009-03-26
Sevilla Festival de Cine 2008-11-07
Seoul Megabox European Film Festival 2008-10-22
Nordisk Råds Filmpris 2008-10-15
Nordisk Råds Filmpris 2008-10-07
Nordisk Råds Filmpris 2008-10-04
Nordisk Råds Filmpris 2008-09-29
Nordisk Råds Filmpris 2008-09-26
Vancouver International Film Festival 2008-09-25
Nordisk Råds Filmpris 2008-09-24
Nordisk Råds Filmpris 2008-09-18
Riga Arsenals 2008-09-12
Halifax Atlantic Film Festival 2008-09-11
Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival 2008-07-18
Jerusalem Int. Film Festival 2008-07-10
Brussels Film Festival 2008-06-28
Taipei Film Festival 2008-06-20
Transilvania International Film Festival 2008-05-30
Seattle International Film Festival 2008-05-22
Bilbao FANT Festival de Cine Fantastico 2008-05-08
Winston-Salem RiverRun International Film Festival 2008-04-23
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 2008-04-05
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2008-03-17
Mexico City Intl Contemp FF 2008-02-19
Göteborg International Film Festival 2008-01-25
Tromsø International Film Festival 2008-01-15
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2007-11-30
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2007-10-31
Tokyo International Film Festival 2007-10-20
Copenhagen International Film Festival 2007-09-20
Toronto International Film Festival 2007-09-06
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Reviews and articles

On the library you can find these articles and revies and other material about the film.
Type Source Author Date
Artikel Berlingske Tidende Ebbe Iversen 2008-09-03
Artikel Berlingske Tidende Kristian Lindberg 2008-09-02
Artikel Børsen Ritzau 2008-09-02
Artikel Ekstra Bladet Kim Kastrup 2008-09-02
Artikel Information Christian Monggaard 2008-09-02
Artikel Metroexpress Ritzau 2008-09-02
Artikel Politiken Ditte Giese 2008-09-02
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Jyllandsposten 2008-09-02
Anmeldelse Børsen Morten Durr 2007-12-27
Artikel BT Kristian Lindberg 2007-12-24
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Ebbe Iversen 2007-12-24
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Jakob Levinsen 2007-12-24
Anmeldelse Kristeligt Dagblad Palle Schantz Lauridsen 2007-12-22
Anmeldelse Politiken Bettina Heltberg 2007-12-22
Artikel BT ritzau 2007-12-21
Anmeldelse Information Jonas Varsted Kirkegaard 2007-12-21
Anmeldelse Metroexpress Frederik A. Vandrup 2007-12-21
Artikel Metroexpress ritzau 2007-12-21
Anmeldelse Urban Louise Kidde Sauntved 2007-12-21
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Bo Green Jensen 2007-12-21
Artikel Metroexpress Susan Groenbech Larsen 2007-12-18
Artikel BT Jan Eriksen 2007-12-12
Artikel BT Kristian Lindberg 2007-09-18
Artikel Ekstra Bladet Kim Kastrup 2007-09-12
Artikel Politiken Hans Joergen Moeller 2006-11-11
Artikel Politiken Hans Joergen Moeller 2006-11-11
Artikel Urban Louise Kidde Sauntved 2006-11-01
Artikel BT Christina H. Andersen 2006-10-22
Interview Berlingske Tidende Jesper Eising 2006-09-13
Artikel Ekstra Bladet Kim kastrup 2006-03-12
Artikel BT ritzau 2005-12-21
Artikel Berlingske Tidende ritzau 2005-12-21
Artikel Ekstra Bladet Kim Kastrup 2005-12-21
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Michael Enggaard 2005-12-21
Artikel Politiken Hans Joergen Moeller 2005-12-21
Artikel Urban ritzau 2005-12-21
Artikel BT Dorthe Ravn 2005-04-18
Artikel Politiken Hans Joergen Moeller 2005-02-12