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The Penultimate

Jonas Kærup Hjort, Denmark, 2021

120 min.DK/FeatureDrama

A Kafkaesque tale about an insignificant water inspector who arrives at a giant remote building to register the residents’ water meters. Before he knows of it, he finds himself trapped inside the building facing an “Alice in NO-Wonderland”-like maze of obstacles. In his attempt to escape, perception of reality, the rational, and the remnants of his human existence are turned upside down.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Den Næstsidste
Danish title Den Næstsidste
Director Jonas Kærup Hjort
Screenplay Jonas Kærup Hjort
Producer Rikke Tambo Andersen
Director of Photography Jacob Sofussen
Editor Jonas Kærup Hjort
Sound Mia Joanna Koskela Michaelsen, Lars Halvorsen, Rune Palving, Håvard Rosenberg
Composer Sven Dam Meinild, Thomas Dybdahl
Production designer Sabine Hviid, Kristina Kovacs
Casting Lena Paaske
Appearances Joen Højerslev, Joen Bille, Malene Melsen, Anne Fletting
Production country Denmark
Comment Feature debut by Jonas Kærup Hjort, a 2017 graduate from the National Film School of Denmark. The film, which is supported by the talent programme New Danish Screen, world premiered at the Tallinn Black Nights festival. Hjort has a background in theatre, both as an actor and director.

Companies

Executive Producer Tambo Film
With support from New Danish Screen

Direction

Direction Jonas Kærup Hjort
Casting Lena Paaske
Extras coordinator Anita Juel Lystbæk
Extras coordinator Andrea Vergara
Assistant director Liva Haue

Script

Screenplay Jonas Kærup Hjort

Production

Producer Rikke Tambo Andersen
Line producer Thomas Yong
Production coordinator Lovisa Dröfn
Producer's assistant Andreas Jespersen
Production assistant Sofie Amelia Laulund
Unit manager Erlingur Jack Gudmundsson
Unit manager Søren Peter Langkjær Bojsen
Unit manager Esben Halfdan Blaakilde
Unit manager Jesper Abildgaard
Post-producton coordinator Inés Europa Crespo

Cinematography

Cinematographer Jacob Sofussen
Steadicam operator Torben Meldgaard
First assistant camera Neffi Kristensen
First assistant camera Søren Pedersen
2nd assistant camera Tine Valentin Olsen
2nd assistant camera Frederik Dam Andersen
DIT Gustav Nordentoft-Nissen
Dolly Philip Cooke
Dolly Stroud Rohde Pearce
Key grip Rasmus Ellegaard Nielsen

Stills

Still photographer Åsmund Sollihøgda
Stills: behind the scenes Anders Ravnsholt Riis

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Niclas Fusager
Best boy Sebastian Lyding
Best boy Oscar Wad
Best boy Kenneth Meng
Best boy Lasse Gudmand-Høyer

Editing

Editor Jonas Kærup Hjort

Music

Composer Sven Dam Meinild
Composer Thomas Dybdahl

Production design

Production designer Sabine Hviid
Production designer Kristina Kovacs
Set dresser Kimm Zederkoff
Assistant set dresser Naomi Ash-Collins
Assistant set dresser Frida S. Klüver
Assistant set dresser Anne Oddershede

Wardrobe

Key costumer Nina Grønlund
Costume assistant Charlotte Sjalle

Makeup

Hair and makeup designer Anette Klophus
Hair and makeup artist Una Eliassen
SFX makeup Susana Flores
Makeup artist Kathrine Lykke Collitz Stryhn
Makeup artist Sofie Amelia Laulund
Artificial limb design Susana Flores
SFX makeup Anders Lerche

Sound

Sound engineer Mia Joanna Koskela Michaelsen
Boom operator Anders Ankerstjerne
Sound Engineer (Selected Days) Andreas Sandborg
Sound Engineer (Selected Days) Asta-Mai Dünweber
Sound designer Lars Halvorsen
Sound designer Rune Palving
Sound designer Håvard Rosenberg

Special effects

SFX Michael Wallin

Stunt

Stunt coordinator Valdimar Jóhannsson
Stunt coordinator Anne Rasmussen
Stunt coordinator Joen Højerslev
Stunt coordinator Lasse Spang Olsen
Stunt double Nina Frifelt
Stunt double Lasse Spang Olsen
Safety diver Sune Garn

Other credits

Diver Sune Garn

Appearance

Appearance Joen Højerslev
Appearance Joen Bille
Appearance Malene Melsen
Appearance Anne Fletting

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2020-11-13
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