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 Materials
Original title Det gode liv
Danish title Det gode liv
Other titles Det lette liv, Danish documentaries - selection
Keywords Beckmann, Anne Mette, Beckmann, Mette, Women, Mother-daughter relationship, Poverty, Families, Portugal, 2000-2009
Director Eva Mulvad
Producer Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær
Director of Photography Eva Mulvad
Editor Adam Nielsen
Sound Rasmus Winther
Composer Johann Johansson
Appearance Anne Mette Beckmann, Mette Beckmann
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution DOXBIO
International sales DR International Sales
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
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Production company Danish Documentary Production
Domestic distribution DOXBIO


Direction Eva Mulvad


Idea 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


Cinematography Eva Mulvad
Cinematographer: 2. unit Sophia Olsson


Stills Pedro Cláudio


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


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

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Reviews and articles

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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-Fonden 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-Fonden Kristian Husted 2014-03-09
Varia Berlingske Tidende Trine Munk-Petersen 2014-03-07
Varia Politiken-Fonden Lotte Thorsen 2014-01-31
Varia Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Michael Enggaard 2013-10-06
Artikel Politiken-Fonden 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-Fonden Lotte Thorsen 2011-04-02
Artikel Ekstra Bladet 2011-03-10
Artikel Politiken-Fonden politiken 2011-02-11
Interview Politiken-Fonden Lotte Thorsen 2011-02-05
Interview Politiken-Fonden 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-Fonden Lars Dahlager 2011-01-29
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet Henrik Queitsch 2011-01-27
Anmeldelse Information Lars Movin 2011-01-27
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Kim Skotte 2010-11-10
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