What He Did

Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Denmark, 2015

62 min.DK/Documentary

'What He Did' is the story of psychologist and author Jens Michael Schau, who in 1988 killed his boyfriend of 13 years, Christian Kampmann, in a fit og jealousy. Kampmann was at the peak of his literary career at the time, and had gone to the small Danish island Læsø with Jens Michael Schau to write the continuation of the beloved television series 'Matador'. During this stay something went wrong - but what and why?

In 'What He Did' - which is made as an experimental dialogue between theatre and documentary - Schau tells his story for the first time.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Det han gjorde
Danish title Det han gjorde
Keywords Kampmann, Christian, Schau, Jens Michael, Murder, Homosexuals, Relationship, Authors, Conscience, 1970-1979, 1980-1989, 1990-1999, 2000-2009, 2010-2019
Director Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Producer Jesper Jack
Director of Photography Nadim Carlsen
Editor Anders Skov
Sound Martin Juel Dirkov
Appearance Nicolai Jandorf, Anders Budde Christensen, Marianne Mortensen
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language Danish
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
International sales Taskovski Films
Online release 10.11.2015
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company House of Real
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut


Direction Jonas Poher Rasmussen


Producer Jesper Jack
Line producer Christian von der Recke
Production manager Katja Sohl
Producer's assistant Malene Østergaard
Consultant Niels Pagh


Director of Photography Nadim Carlsen


Stills Nadim Carlsen


Editor Anders Skov


Sound designer Martin Juel Dirkov


Appearance Nicolai Jandorf
Appearance Anders Budde Christensen
Appearance Marianne Mortensen

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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
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Dorte Hygum Soerensen 2015-11-12
Anmeldelse Kristeligt Dagblad Jesper Bacher 2015-11-11
Artikel Information Anita Brask Rasmussen 2015-11-07
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Kasper Schutt-Jensen 2015-11-05
Varia Politiken-Fonden Hans Henrik Rasmussen 2015-11-05
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