The Blue Munk

Christian Braad Thomsen, Denmark, 1998

90 min.DK/Feature

The Blue Monk is a pub for battered souls. Mainly men in mid-life who still haven''t figured out how to handle women. In this gallows humour of a comedy we never leave the closed circle of the pub. The bartender is an attractive young woman who dreams of an acting career. The men on the other side of the bar dream of her, and share experiences gained from long lives with the mysterious female sex. The result is a tragicomedy that alternates between the convivial and the sharp-toothed, about the ceaseless battle of the sexes and their invariable ability to talk at cross-purposes, executed with a twinkle in the eye, but concluding with the realisation that your dreams can be mortally wounding.
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Original title Den blå munk
Danish title Den blå munk
Director Christian Braad Thomsen
Screenplay Christian Braad Thomsen
Director of Photography Dirk Brüel
Sound Jens Bønding
Appearance Therese Glahn, Helle Ryslinge, Ole Meyer, Bent Conradi
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Scanbox Filmudlejning
International sales TrustNordisk
Technical info 35 mm, Widescreen, color, Sound
Danish theatrical release 18.09.1998
Cinemas Grand, Café Biografen (Odense), Øst for Paradis (Århus), Gentofte Kino
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company Kollektiv Film, Zentropa Productions
Domestic distribution Scanbox Filmudlejning


Direction Christian Braad Thomsen
Continuity Louise Friedberg


Script Christian Braad Thomsen


Production manager Niels Bald
Production assistant Louise Grosell
Production coordinator: post-production Lene Irgens
Post-production assistant Anne Katrine Andersen


Cinematography Dirk Brüel
Camera assistant Søren Berthelin

Electrical dept.

Electrical dept. Thomas Neivelt

Production design

Set dresser Tove Robert Rasmussen


Sound Jens Bønding
Sound assistant Henning Wedege


Bartender Therese Glahn
Bartender Helle Ryslinge
Speedy Ole Meyer
Helmer Bent Conradi
Fredrik Claus Nissen
Rasmus Jarl Forsman
Kurt Martin Brygmann
Peter Jeppe Kaas
Salem Runi Lewerissa
Gyda Lise-Lotte Lohmann
Elsker Henning Jensen
Elskerens kone Lene Vasegaard
Mand med hund Peter Steen
Filosofiprofessor Mogens Juul
Ung mand Nicolaj Kopernikus
Ung kvinde Heidi Holm Katzenelson
Den ny servitrice Pernille Fischer Christensen
Den ny servitrices kæreste Jakob Cedergren
Urobetjent Peter Gilsfort
Urobetjent Henrik Sloth
Digteren F.P. Jac
Stamkunde Christian Braad Thomsen
Teologistuderende Jens Albinus
Teologistuderende Joachim Knop
Teologistuderende Christian Grønvall
Rocker Martin Sne
Rocker Kim Jansson
Sangerinde Anette Lindeneg
Fnisende pige Anana Rydvald
Fnisende pige Xenia Lach-Nielsen
Fuld mand Tonny Landy
Kunde William Kisum
Stripper Stig Elers
Falckmand Niels Bald
Jyde Lars Lippert
Jyde Michael Hasselflug
Jyde Kristian Holm Joensen
Bargæst Mette Agnete Horn
Bargæst Tove Robert Rasmussen
Bargæst Ulrich Breuning
Bargæst Per Årman
Bargæst Hans Hansen

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