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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 Festivals & awards 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
Appearances Nicolai Jandorf, Anders Budde Christensen, Marianne Mortensen
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language Danish
Production company House of Real
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut
International sales Taskovski Films / 19-21 Christopher Street / EC2A 2B London / www.taskovskifilms.com
Online release 10.11.2015
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11

Companies

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

Direction

Direction Jonas Poher Rasmussen

Production

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

Cinematography

Director of Photography Nadim Carlsen

Stills

Stills Nadim Carlsen

Editing

Editor Anders Skov

Sound

Sound designer Martin Juel Dirkov

Appearance

Appearance Nicolai Jandorf
Appearance Anders Budde Christensen
Appearance Marianne Mortensen

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
FIPRESCI Award best documentary 2016 Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2016

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2016-11-02
Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animation 2016-10-31
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2016-04-28
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2016-03-18
CPH:DOX 2015-11-06
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.

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