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The Gentle Pain

Carsten Brandt, Denmark, 2014

280 min.DK/Feature

A film director fights his way through a blizzard to a house that once belonged to a world-famous author, Thorkild Hansen (1927-1989). The director breaks into the house and steals copious amounts of material he takes with him to a hideout in a small Swedish cinema. The director spends months in a desperate struggle to come to grips with the vast material as he attempts to turn it into the poetic, painful film he has dreamed of making for so many years. The peace and quiet in which he expects to work is interrupted by a Swedish woman, who has also hidden away in the town since the breakup of her marriage.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Den milde smerte
Danish title Den milde smerte
Other titles The Gentle Pain
Director Carsten Brandt
Screenplay Carsten Brandt
Producer Tom Winther, Ulf Berggren
Director of Photography Jean-Yves Dion, Sigurdur Sverrir Pálsson
Editor Sigurdur Sverrir Pálsson
Composer Stig Christensen
Production designer Klaus Kristensen, Alexander Michael Cronström
Appearances Caspar Phillipson, Laure Calamy, Michelle Figlarz, Carsten Brandt
Production country Denmark
Production companies Posthus Teatret
Domestic distribution Posthus Teatret
International sales Posthus Teatret ApS / Rådhusstræde 1 / 1466 København K / t +45 3311 6611 / f +45 3313 3112 / info@posthusteatret.dk / www.posthusteatret.dk
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte

Companies

Production companies Posthus Teatret
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Svenska Filminstitutet
In collaboration with DR
Domestic distribution Posthus Teatret

Direction

Direction Carsten Brandt

Script

Screenplay Carsten Brandt

Production

Producer Tom Winther
Producer Ulf Berggren

Cinematography

Cinematographer Jean-Yves Dion
Cinematographer Sigurdur Sverrir Pálsson

Stills

Stills Jean-Yves Dion

Editing

Editor Sigurdur Sverrir Pálsson

Music

Composer Stig Christensen

Production design

Production designer Klaus Kristensen
Production designer Alexander Michael Cronström

Sound

Sound Alexander Michael Cronström

Appearance

Appearance Caspar Phillipson
Appearance Laure Calamy
Appearance Michelle Figlarz
Appearance Carsten Brandt
Appearance Kasper Leisner
Appearance Rut Cronström
Appearance Erik Tors
Appearance Bryan Sounders
Appearance Kirstine Brandt
Appearance Helene Gross
Appearance Tine Blichmann
Appearance Misha Ringgaard
Appearance Stine Faartoft
Appearance Mikkel Faartoft

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