The End of Days

Christoffer Dreyer, Denmark, 2016

72 min.DK/Documentary

Hans and Esther lives a quiet and retired life. Married for almost 50 years, their golden wedding anniversary is approaching, in their small townhouse in Ribe, and they have been planning the party for a long time. Hans and Esther wants the day to be something special; not only because the day, that one of them has to go to a retirement home is approaching, but because the end of days is near. In just a short amount of years, the dark powers will deliver the final blow to humanity. Life as we know it; with privet hedges, family-get-togethers, pretzels from the baker, card games and trips to the local shop; will be a distant memory only held, by a few survivors.
I “End of Days” Hans and Esther fights against the clock. De desperately try to enlighten the rest of the Danish population, about the things that are about to happen, so that they also can prepare.
But no one wants to listen. They have made over 2000 websites and more than 300 YouTube videos, but to no avail.
Esther and Hans is well aware of what is about to happen. And despite their declining health – Esther suffers from polio and Hans fights daily cramps, as an after effect from a brain haemorrhage – They find the energy to try a last attempt, to safe their fellow humans. De therefor decides to launch a lecture tour, to get people’s attention.
Even though they are losing more and more friends, and weird rumours and evil slander is spread by the resident’s association, Hans and Esther rises to the cause and get vitalised by the impending doomsday. They get a new energy from fighting for the opportunity of spreading information about the catastrophe. For a short time, Esther and Hans forgets the feeling of their time slowly running out. They make informative posters, packs their survival kits and discusses how, the table planning for the wedding, are going to make sense.
They postpone the painful realisation that Esther’s health is fast declining. If Armageddon is out runs Esther’s illness, is not jet known, but we do know that it would destroy Hans, if Esther ever got to the point of illness, so that he could not care for her at home anymore. “ I am much more comfortable when I am ill, then when Esther is ill”, he proclaims.
The End of Days is a movie based on eternal and unconditional love, at the end the world.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Den sidste tid
Danish title Den sidste tid
Other titles The End of Days
Keywords Religion, Judgement day, Senior citizens, Love, Everyday life
Director Christoffer Dreyer
Producer Jesper Jack
Director of Photography Mathias Nyholm Scmidt
Editor Christian Einshøj, Morten Giese, Thomas Papapetros
Production country Denmark
Production companies House of Real
Domestic distribution DOXBIO
Danish theatrical release 16.11.2016
Online release 17.01.2017
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11


Production companies House of Real
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut
Domestic distribution DOXBIO


Direction Christoffer Dreyer


Producer Jesper Jack
Production manager Freja Delgado
Production manager Christian von der Recke


Cinematographer Mathias Nyholm Scmidt


Editor Christian Einshøj
Editor Morten Giese
Editor Thomas Papapetros

Visual effects

Title sequence Kristian Eskild Jensen
Illustrator Simon Bang

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Type Source Author Date
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Wendt Jensen, Jacob 2016-11-16
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Frank Rasmussen, Nanna 2016-11-16
Anmeldelse Politiken Skotte Christensen, Kim 2016-11-16