The Moving Earth

Lars Becker-Larsen, Denmark, 2009

52 min.DK/Documentary

The Earth is not the immovable centre of the world but a planet in orbit around the sun: this was the claim made by the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus in 1543. To the Christian church this was a heresy that contravened the Word of God. For centuries to come great scientists like Tycho Brahe, Kepler, Galileo and Newton doggedly pursued the notion of a moving earth, and from this epoch-making process there emerged not only a new view of the world but the modern natural sciences.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Den bevægede jord
Danish title Den bevægede jord
Keywords Science, Astronomy, Brahe, Tycho, Galilei, Galileo, Newton, Isaac, 1500-1599
Director Lars Becker-Larsen
Screenplay Lars Becker-Larsen
Director of Photography Erik Norsker
Editor Marie-Louise Bordinggaard
Sound Steen Dalin
Composer Anders Koppel
Appearance John Robert Christianson, George Coyne, Patricia Fara, Owen Gingerich
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Danish Doc Production
Technical info color, Sound
Danish theatrical release 30.01.2009
Cinemas Park Bio Turné: 10. marts 2009 København: Cinemateket, 12. marts 2009 Ålborg: Biffen/Hovedbiblioteket, 16. marts 2009 Odense: Cafe Biografen, 17. marts 2009 Århus: Øst for Paradis, 31. marts 2009 og 1. april 2009 Århus: offentlige foredrag
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Danish Doc Production
Domestic distribution Danish Doc Production


Direction Lars Becker-Larsen
Extras coordinator Helle Brun


Script Lars Becker-Larsen
Script consultant Kristiane Hauer
Script consultant Åsa Mossberg


Production Gitte Randløv
Production manager Annette Schäfer Gregersen


Cinematography Erik Norsker
Key grip Steen Dalin


Stills Erik Norsker

Electrical dept.

Electrical dept. Steen Dalin
Best boy Morten Bastholm
Best boy Morten Kastberg


Editing Marie-Louise Bordinggaard


Music Anders Koppel

Production design

Props Liselotte Justesen
Production designer: special design Kresten Foerlev


Wardrobe Dorothy Fjordside


Sound Steen Dalin
Sound Iben Haahr Andersen

Visual effects

Online and colorgrading Jakob Viggo Hansen


Animation Søren Tomas


Voiceover Søren Sætter-Lassen
Voiceover Jonathan Sydenham


Appearance John Robert Christianson
Appearance George Coyne
Appearance Patricia Fara
Appearance Owen Gingerich
Appearance Simon Schaffer

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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 2009-10-26
Anmeldelse Information Lars Movin 2009-02-06
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet 2009-01-30
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Lars Henrik Aagaard 2009-01-29
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Dorte Hygum Soerensen 2009-01-29
Artikel Frederiksborg Amts Avis 2009-01-29
Artikel Frederiksborg Amts Avis 2009-01-29
Artikel Frederiksborg Amts Avis 2009-01-29
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Henrik Wivel 2009-01-23
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