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The Penultimate

Jonas Kærup Hjort, Denmark, 2020

110 min.DK/FeatureDrama

A somewhat insignificant Water Inspector enters an apartment building, located in the middle of nowhere, to register the residents’ water meters. Before he knows it, he finds himself trapped inside the building facing an “Alice in No-Wonderland”-like maze of obstacles. In his pursuit to escape the twisted reality of the building, the Water Inspector is confronted by the many residents who are all trying to make their existence tolerable. Pushed around and tested by them, he gradually loses track of himself and his humanity. In a weak moment he accidentally commits murder and is eventually sentenced to death. However, when all hope seems lost, an unexpected opportunity arises and freedom no longer seems far away.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Den næstsidste
Danish title Den næstsidste
Other titles The Penultimate
Director Jonas Kærup Hjort
Screenplay Jonas Kærup Hjort
Producer Rikke Tambo Andersen
Director of Photography Jacob Sofussen
Sound Lars Halvorsen, Rune Palving, Håvard Rosenberg, Mia Joanna Koskela Michaelsen
Composer Toke Brorson Odin, Thomas Dybdahl
Production designer Sabine Hviid, Kristina Kovacs
Casting Lena Paaske
Appearances Joen Højerslev, Joen Bille, Malene Melsen
Production country Denmark
Production companies Tambo Film
International sales Tambo Film IVS / Wildersgade 32, 1. sal / 1408 København K / t +45 4037 3031 / rikke@tambofilm.dk / www.tambofilm.dk
Comment Feature debut by Jonas Kærup Hjort, a 2017 graduate from the National Film School of Denmark. Hjort has a background in theatre, both as an actor and director.

Companies

Production companies 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
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

Music

Composer Toke Brorson Odin
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 designer Lars Halvorsen
Sound designer Rune Palving
Sound designer Håvard Rosenberg
Sound engineer Mia Joanna Koskela Michaelsen
Boom operator Anders Ankerstjerne

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

Other credits

Diver Sune Garn

Appearance

Appearance Joen Højerslev
Appearance Joen Bille
Appearance Malene Melsen

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