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The judge

Gert Fredholm, Denmark, 2005

90 min.DK/Feature

Jens Christian is a highly competent judge and newly appointed chairman of the Danish Refugee Board. He rules to deport poet and political activist Sergo Bliadze, a potential political refugee. Hearing the verdict, Bliadze attempts suicide. Minister, media and colleagues come down hard on Jens Christian. In the midst of his biggest professional crisis, Anders of fifteen, a son he's never admitted to having, turns up. His personal life is now in a state of chaos and Jens Christian puts up a fight in both worlds to make it all fit together.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Dommeren
Danish title Dommeren
Other titles The judge
Director Gert Fredholm
Screenplay Mikael Olsen
Director of Photography Jørgen Johansson
Editor Molly Malene Stensgaard
Sound Hans Møller, Kim Dalum
Composer Michael Price
Production designer Viggo Bentzon
Casting Jette Termann, Tanja Grunwald
Appearances Peter Gantzler, Micky Skeel Hansen, Nastja Arcel, Benjamin Boe Rasmussen
Production country Denmark, United Kingdom
Production companies Zentropa Entertainments7
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution, Distributionsselskabet
International sales TrustNordisk / Filmbyen 22 / 2650 Hvidovre / t +45 3686 8788 / f +45 3677 4448 / info@trustnordisk.com / www.trustnordisk.com
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info 2465 meter, 35 mm, Cinemascope, color, Dolby, SRD
Danish festival release 23.08.2005, Dagmar, vist som "Eksklusiv forpremiere" ved CIFF - Copenhagen International Film Festival 2005
Danish theatrical release 04.11.2005
Cinemas Dagmar, Gladsaxe Bio, BioCity (Tåstrup), Empire, Kinopalæet (Lyngby), Metropol samt 20 biografer i provinsen
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11

Companies

Production companies Zentropa Entertainments7
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution, Distributionsselskabet

Direction

Direction Gert Fredholm
1st assistant director Antony Castle
Continuity Annemarie Aaes
Acting coach Sarah Boberg
Casting Jette Termann
Casting Tanja Grunwald
Casting: UK Joyce Nettles
Extras coordinator Anita Juel Lystbæk

Script

Script Mikael Olsen

Production

Line producer Karen Bentzon
Executive producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen
Executive producer Lene Børglum
Co-producer Gillian Berrie
Production manager Charlotte Vinther
Unit manager Caroline Gjedde Poulsen
Production coordinator Pernille Grøndahl Hoppe
Production manager Carrie Comerford
Production assistant Jacob-Ole Remming
Production assistant Ida Sinding
Producer's assistant Joanna Zofia Bard Mikolajczyk
Producer's assistant Christian de Connick Lucas
Location scout Rasmus Rise Michaelsen
Production coordinator: post-production Cecilie Rui
Production coordinator: post-production Nanna Rosenstock
Production supervisor: post-production Pia Nielsen
Production Mikael Olsen

Cinematography

2nd cinematographer Torben Forsberg
Cinematographer: 2. unit Henrik Christiansen
First assistant camera Erik Thal-Jantzen
Key grip Mark Mavrinac
Key grip Torben Christiansen
Clapper/loader Michael Tøt
Technical consultant Lars Dela
Scanning Jonathan Yau
Scanning Duncan Cooke
Scanning Jay Warren
Scanning supervisor Simon Burley
Film recording Thomas Caspersen
Film recording Helen Juhl
Lab coordinator Nadine Smith
Cinematography Jørgen Johansson

Stills

Still photographer Ole Kragh-Jacobsen

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Michael Kreutzmann
Best boy Mikkel Bentzen
Assistant lighting technician Thomas Menzer

Editing

B-editor Rasmus S. Madsen
Assistant editor Simon Lytting
Assistant editor Lasse Martinussen
Assistant editor Dan Loghin
Trailer editor Mikkel E.G. Nielsen
Editing Molly Malene Stensgaard

Music

Composer Michael Price

Production design

Production designer Viggo Bentzon
Property master Lars Ole Kofoed-Hansen
Set decorator Lene Ejlersen
Set dresser Frantz Dahl
Set dresser Helle Markussen
Assistant set dresser Dariusz Steiness
Set dresser Hans Peter Ludvigsen

Wardrobe

Costume assistant Anna Johansen
Wardrobe Tove Berg

Makeup

Makeup artist Helena Hørdum
SFX makeup Morten Jacobsen
Makeup Marianne Færch

Sound

Sound engineer Hans Møller
Sound engineer Kim Dalum
Boom operator John Nielsen
Boom operator Jim Skau Andersen
Foley artist Gadou Naudin

Visual effects

Online assistant Hannah Ruth Wright
Grading Richard Pilmore
Titles and art direction Paul Wilson
Colourist Dan Konzior
Color timing Richard Pilmore
Online assistant Hannah Ruth Wright
VFX Søren Thomas
Title design Paul Wilson

Stunt

Stunt coordinator Hans Peter Ludvigsen
Stunt Deni Jordan

Appearance

Jens Christian Peter Gantzler
Anders Micky Skeel Hansen
Margrethe Nastja Arcel
Jens Christians bror Benjamin Boe Rasmussen
Anders' mor Heidi Holm Katznelson
Jens Christians far Lars Lunøe
Anders' stedfar Jesper Lohmann
Journalist Jens Bo Jørgensen
Jens Christians overordnede Peter Schrøder
Minister Sarah Boberg
Klaus Henning Olesen
Sekretariatschef Birgitte von Halling-Koch
Sekretær Maria Stokholm
Sergo Bliadze Adrian Arsinevici
Tolk Nana Ramochi
Bliadzes advokat Thomas Kirk
Caroline Samanta Gomez Garay Vodder
Dommer 1 Peter Michaelsen
Dommer 2 Lone Lindorff
Arne Ploug Lars Simonsen
Afrikansk mand Javone Prince
Tolk Sylvia Nalubwama
Mellemøstlig mand Omar Mostafa
Mellemøstlig kvinde Binnur Izmirli
Tolk Eissa Eleraky
Eriks datter Signe Mynborg
Journalist Henning Valin
TV interviewer Birgitte Raaberg
Sygeplejerske Lisbeth Wulff
Plejehjemsassistent Dina Al-Erhayem

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2006-11-11
Göteborg International Film Festival 2006-01-27
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2005-11-03
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