Frederik Sølberg, Denmark, 2018

66 min.DK/Documentary

26 people are living in Doel, and they will not be moving anywhere. Not even though everyone else is telling them how hopeless their beloved ghost town is – vandalised, dilapidated and an ironic sightseeing spot for urban explorers, car nerds and Dutch techno ravers. Doel is squeezed in between an industrial port and a nuclear power plant, and since the 1960s the government has wanted to shut down the city to make room for a container park in the name of globalisation. But the citizens will not give up.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Doel
Danish title Doel
Other titles Doel
Keywords Belgium, Cities, Fringe areas, Local communities, Everyday life
Director Frederik Sølberg
Producer Mathilde Hvid Lippmann, Frederik Sølberg
Director of Photography Jonathan Wannyn
Editor Mads Hedegaard
Sound Søren Bendz
Appearances Christoph Malcorps, Emilienne Driessen, Jerome de Paepe, Alwin Vandekerkhove
Production country Denmark, Belgium
Production companies Made in Copenhagen
International sales Made in Copenhagen ApS / Ryesgade 106A, 2. / 2100 København Ø / t +45 2623 6351 / faber@madeincopenhagen.dk / www.madeincopenhagen.dk
Danish festival release 16.03.2018, Empire, CPH:DOX
Comment The film, which is Frederik Sølberg's debut feature documentary, premiered at CPH:DOX and had its international premiere at Sheffield.


Production companies Made in Copenhagen
Co-producer CZAR Belgium, GotFat Productions, LOOKING FORWARD
With support from Aarhus Filmværksted, Creative Europe, Danske Filminstruktører, Dansk Skuespillerforbund, FAF, Dansk Artist Forbund, Danske Dramatikere, Blockbuster Films, Dansk Journalistforbund


Direction Frederik Sølberg
Assistant director Sam Peeters


Producer Mathilde Hvid Lippmann
Producer Frederik Sølberg
Co-producer Puk Lodahl Eisenhardt
Co-producer Charlotte Van Hassel
Co-producer Kaat Camerlynck
Executive producer Helle Faber
Executive producer Eurydice Gysel
Executive producer Thor Hampus Bank
Executive producer Emil Johnsen
Production coordinator Charlotte Van Hassel
Production coordinator Kaat Camerlynck


Cinematographer Jonathan Wannyn


Editor Mads Hedegaard
Additional editing Frederik Sølberg
Assistant editor Sam Peeters
Editing supervisor Jacob Schulsinger
Editing supervisor Mille Haynes
Editing supervisor Arne Bro
Editing supervisor Mark Bukdahl


Music Anders Rhedin
Music Anders B. Mannov
Music Lavvi Ebbel


Sound designer Søren Bendz
Sound mixer Andreas Sandborg
Recording engineer Neal Willaert

Visual effects

Colourist Jian Zhi Zhang
Graphic design Anders Christiansen
Online Jacob Gosch


Appearance Christoph Malcorps
Appearance Emilienne Driessen
Appearance Jerome de Paepe
Appearance Alwin Vandekerkhove
Appearance Brian Waterschoot
Appearance Denis Malcorps
Appearance Maurice Vergauwen

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Nyon, Visions du Réel 2019-04-05
Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animation 2018-10-29
DMZ South Korea 2018-09-13
Dokufest Prizren 2018-08-03
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018-06-07
CPH:DOX 2018-03-15
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