The good life

Eva Mulvad, Denmark, 2011

86 min.DK/Documentary

Two women, mother and daughter, live on the sunny Portuguese coast. They have been exceptionally wealthy all their lives and have relished the ¿good life'. There has been ample pleasure and a total absence of work. Now, however, they have one big problem. Their wealth has run out. How do they now cope with a life of poverty after having been born into wealth? How do they manage to find a job and keep it, when nobody in the family has ever worked? And who is to blame now that the sweet and dreamy life has turned into a nightmare?
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Library
Danish title Det gode liv
Other titles Det lette liv, Millionæren, der mistede alt, Danish documentaries - selection, The good life
Keywords Beckmann, Anne Mette, Beckmann, Mette, Women, , Poverty, Families, , 2000-2009
Director Eva Mulvad
Producer Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær
Director of Photography Eva Mulvad
Editor Adam Nielsen
Sound Rasmus Winther
Composer Johann Johansson
Appearances Anne Mette Beckmann, Mette Beckmann
Production country Denmark
Production companies Danish Documentary Production
Domestic distribution DOXBIO
International sale DR International Sales / DR Byen / Emil Holms Kanal 20 / 0999 København C / t +45 3520 3040 / f +45 3520 3969 / drsales@dr.dk / www.drsales.dk
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info 35 mm, 16:9, color, Dolby, SRD
Danish festival release 06.11.2010, Grand, CPH:DOX
Danish theatrical release 02.02.2011
Cinemas Grand, Ishøj Bio, Glostrup Bio, Bio Viften (Rødovre), Empire, Bibliografen (Bagsværd)
TV release 30.06.2011, TV 2
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte


Production companies Danish Documentary Production
Domestic distribution DOXBIO


Direction Eva Mulvad


Story Kirsten Laumann


Producer Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær
Producer's assistant Mille Haynes
Production coordinator: post-production Søren Green
Producer's assistant Caroline Eybye
Producer's assistant Kristina Pedersen
Producer's assistant Jakob Langkjær


Cinematographer: 2. unit Sophia Olsson
Cinematography Eva Mulvad


Stills Pedro Cláudio


Assistant editor Anders V. Christensen
Assistant editor Peter Wagner Lassen
Assistant editor Daniel Alban Petersen
Editing Adam Nielsen


Music Johann Johansson


Sound Rasmus Winther

Visual effects

Grading supervisor Manuel Alberto Claro

Other credits

Creative supervisor James Marsh


Datter Anne Mette Beckmann
Mor Mette Beckmann

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Doc Alliance Award 2011 CPH:DOX 2011
Best Documentary Award 2011 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2011

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Message to Man 2014-09-20
Istanbul Documentary Days 2012-05-31
Buenos Aires Danish Film Festival 2011-11-29
CPH:DOX 2011-11-03
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2011-11-02
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2011-10-25
Bergen International Film festival 2011-10-19
Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animation 2011-10-17
Aarhus, Nordisk Panorama 2011-09-23
DMZ South Korea 2011-09-22
Helsinki Film Festival 2011-09-15
Galway International Film Festival, Film Fleadh 2011-07-05
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2011-07-01
CPH:DOX 2011-06-17
Skopje, MakeDox 2011-06-17
Cape Town, Encounters South African Int. Documentary Film Festival 2011-06-09
Sydney Film Festival 2011-06-08
Troia Int. Film Festival (Setúbal) 2011-06-03
Tel Aviv Docaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival 2011-05-12
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2011-05-06
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2011-04-28
San Francisco Int. Film Festival 2011-04-21
New York Tribeca Film Festival 2011-04-20
Nyon, Visions du Réel 2011-04-07
Buenos Aires Festival de Cine Independiente 2011-04-06
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2011-03-11
Tempo Dokumentärfestival 2011-03-09
DOXBIO 2011-01-19
Amsterdam, IDFA 2010-11-18
CPH:DOX 2010-11-04
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Reviews and articles

On the library you can find these articles and revies and other material about the film.
Type Source Author Date
Varia Weekendavisen Ernst, Linea Maja 2016-06-17
Varia Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Enggaard, Michael 2016-06-03
Interview Ekstra Bladet Danielsen, Rikke 2016-05-29
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet Okman, Ditte 2016-05-27
Varia Politiken Palle, Henrik 2016-05-25
Varia BT Svendsgaard, Karina 2016-05-23
Varia Kristeligt Dagblad Rikke Rottensten 2014-03-26
Varia Børsen Lars Wallenberg 2014-03-14
Varia Weekendavisen Klaus Rothstein 2014-03-14
Varia Berlingske Tidende Jakob Steen Olsen 2014-03-11
Varia Information Anne Middelboe Christensen 2014-03-11
Varia BT Kenan Seeberg 2014-03-09
Varia Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Henrik Lyding 2014-03-09
Varia Politiken Kristian Husted 2014-03-09
Varia Berlingske Tidende Trine Munk-Petersen 2014-03-07
Varia Politiken Lotte Thorsen 2014-01-31
Varia Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Michael Enggaard 2013-10-06
Artikel Politiken 2011-07-11
Artikel BT Susanne Johansson 2011-07-01
Artikel Ekstra Bladet 2011-06-30
Artikel Berlingske Tidende Susanne Johansson 2011-06-26
Varia Politiken Lotte Thorsen 2011-04-02
Artikel Ekstra Bladet 2011-03-10
Artikel Politiken politiken 2011-02-11
Interview Politiken Lotte Thorsen 2011-02-05
Interview Politiken Lotte Thorsen 2011-02-05
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Iben Albinus Sabroe 2011-02-04
Artikel Berlingske Tidende Louise Kidde Sauntved 2011-02-04
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Bo Green Jensen 2011-02-04
Anmeldelse Kristeligt Dagblad Soeren Hermansen 2011-02-02
Anmeldelse Metroexpress Frederik Asschenfeldt Vandrup 2011-02-02
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Frederikke Lett 2011-02-02
Interview Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Michael Enggaard 2011-02-02
Anmeldelse Metroexpress Nina Azolay 2011-02-02
Artikel Politiken Lars Dahlager 2011-01-29
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet Henrik Queitsch 2011-01-27
Anmeldelse Information Lars Movin 2011-01-27
Anmeldelse Politiken Kim Skotte 2010-11-10