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The Detectives

Esben Tønnesen, Denmark, 2013

84 min.DK/FeatureCrime filmChildren's films

Mathilde, 13, is frustrated by the state the world is in today - with all the pollution, poverty and inequality. She decides to form a detective agency with the aim to help the weakest members of society. Unfortunately, the only two candidates interested in joining her agency are Tobias and Gustav. Tobias is a friendless geek with computer playing skills and an ability to build gadgets that rarely work. Gustav claims to be a taekwondo expert, but in fact he is just an overweight coward. And both boys are secretly in love with Mathilde. With lots of persistence and against all odds, this motley crew succeeds in thwarting the plans of a notorious mobster, but the detectives also catch the attention of an ambitious police superintendent, who believes that a child gang is ravaging her city.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Detektiverne
Danish title Detektiverne
Other titles The Detectives
Director Esben Tønnesen
Screenplay Morten Dragsted, Esben Tønnesen
Producer Thomas Stegler, Michael Lunderskov
Director of Photography Martin Top Jacobsen
Editor Carsten Søsted
Appearances Mathilde Wedell Wedellsborg, Marcuz Jess Petersen, Frederik Winther Rasmussen, Beate Bille
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language Danish
Production companies Wise Guy Productions, Movie Rights ApS
Domestic distribution Filmcompagniet - SF Film, Warner og Twentieth Century Fox
International sales Wise Guy Productions / Filmbyen 10 / 2650 Hvidovre / t +45 3686 8716 / c +45 2084 6840 / f +45 3686 8717 / wiseguy@filmbyen.com / wise-guy.dk
Danish festival release 13.09.2013, CinemaxX, Buster-festival
Danish theatrical release 10.04.2014
Cinemas Palads, Albertslund Biograferne, Gladsaxe Bio, Værløse Bio, BioCity (Tåstrup), Kastrup Bio, Birkerød Bio, Baltoppen Bio 1-2, Park Bio, CinemaxX, Bio Viften (Rødovre), Kinopalæet (Lyngby), Falkoner, Vanløse Bio, Atlas Biograferne (Rødovre Centrum) samt 56 biografer i provinsen
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11

Companies

Production companies Wise Guy Productions, Movie Rights ApS
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut
Domestic distribution Filmcompagniet - SF Film, Warner og Twentieth Century Fox

Direction

Direction Esben Tønnesen

Script

Screenplay Morten Dragsted
Screenplay Esben Tønnesen

Production

Producer Thomas Stegler
Producer Michael Lunderskov
Production manager Stine Thomine Charles

Cinematography

Cinematographer Martin Top Jacobsen

Electrical dept.

Best boy Josef Perez Lopez
Best boy Gabriel Stefan
Best boy Noah Lynnerup

Editing

Editor Carsten Søsted

Music

Music Jesper Mechlenburg
Music Irv Johnson

Sound

Sound Stig Sparre-Ulrich

Appearance

Mathilde Mathilde Wedell Wedellsborg
Gustav Marcuz Jess Petersen
Tobias Frederik Winther Rasmussen
Tina Beate Bille
Jimmi Jonas Schmidt
Jo Alexandre Willaume-Jantzen
Sofie Emma Carlar
Fjæsingen Søren Poppel
Olenka Lisa Lents
Stig Jens Andersen
Klaus Henning Valin Jakobsen
Camilla Camilla Gottlieb
Lasse Timm Vladimir
Kasper Henrik Trenskow
Connie Taina Anneli R. Berg
Sony Kazu David Sakurai
Skoleinspektør Lasse Lunderskov
Mindfulness-kvinde Rebekka Owe
Polsk go-go-danser Sara Qvist
Niels betjent Jakob Bjerregaard Engmann
Palle betjent Paw Henriksen
Karateinstruktør Adam Brix
Bartender Lars Knudsen
Pige på cykel Stephanie Nathan
Udsmider Thomas Hansen
Stofamand Lars Stegman Olsen
Bankdirektør Ole Dupont

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2014-11-06
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2014-10-29
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2014-09-16
Stockholm Film Festival Junior 2014-04-07
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2013-11-15
Amsterdam Cinekid 2013-10-16
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 Weekendavisen Bo Green Jensen 2014-04-11
Interview Politiken Dorte Hygum Soerensen 2014-04-11
Anmeldelse BT Niels Lind Larsen 2014-04-10
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Kristian Lindberg 2014-04-10
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet Jacob Oersted 2014-04-10
Anmeldelse Information Christian Monggaard 2014-04-10
Anmeldelse Kristeligt Dagblad Palle Schantz Lauridsen 2014-04-10
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Katrine Sommer Boysen 2014-04-10
Anmeldelse Politiken Sophie Engberg Sonne 2014-04-10