Dreaming Murakami

Nitesh Anjaan, Denmark, 2018

57 min.DK/Documentary

More than twenty years ago, Mette Holm read a novel by Haruki Murakami, who had yet to reach literary stardom. Back then, she had no idea how the Japanese author’s imagined worlds would steadily shape and transform her own. Since then Mette Holm has spent thousands of hours translating Murakami’s puzzling and widely discussed stories to his Danish readers. Stories that continuously spellbind and challenge millions of devoted readers all over the planet. As Mette struggles to find the perfect sentences capable of communicating what Murakami’s solitary, daydreaming characters are trying to tell us, the boundary between reality and fiction begins to blur.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Dreaming Murakami
Danish title Dreaming Murakami
Keywords Denmark, Translation, Holm, Mette, Japan, Litterature, Fiction
Director Nitesh Anjaan
Screenplay Nitesh Anjaan
Producer Pernille Tornøe, Signe Byrge Sørensen
Director of Photography Agapi Triantafillidis
Editor Nikoline Løgstrup, Denniz Göl Bertelsen
Composer Anna Rosenkilde
Appearance Mette Holm, Tore Leifer, Jesper Dein, Michael Nonboe
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
International sales Final Cut for Real ApS
Danish theatrical release 19.03.2018
Cinemas CPH:DOX / DOX:DIREKTE - på landets biblioteker
Online release 17.09.2018, Filmcentralen
Comment Selected for IDFA''s Panorama, Toronto Hot Docs and CPH:DOX. Nitesh Anjaan made his debut as film director with ''Far from Home'' (2014), which premiered at CPH:DOX.
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company
Executive Producer Final Cut for Real ApS
With support from Filmværkstedet / DFI, Danske Filminstruktører, Sasakawa Foundation, Red Rental, Filmværkstedet / Aarhus
In collaboration with Kong Gulerod Film, The Gentlemen Broncos, Ministi Film
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut


Direction Nitesh Anjaan
Consultant Lise Birk Pedersen


Screenplay Nitesh Anjaan
Script consultant Sara Isabella Jønsson


Producer Pernille Tornøe
Producer Signe Byrge Sørensen
Post-production manager Maria Kristensen
Production assistant Ida Ågård
Production assistant Mads Liljendahl
Production assistant Mauricio González-Aranda
Post-production supervisor Anders V. Christensen


Cinematographer Agapi Triantafillidis
First assistant camera Loui Ladegaard
First assistant camera Mia Mai Dengsø Graabæk
First assistant camera Rasmus Rørbæk
First assistant camera Nitesh Anjaan

Electrical dept.

Lighting designer Johan Erenius


Editor Nikoline Løgstrup
Editor Denniz Göl Bertelsen
Editing supervisor Janus Billeskov Jansen


Composer Anna Rosenkilde
Mixer Søren Stenager
Musical consultant Karsten Fundal

Production design

Set designer Maj Nygaard Katze Nilsson


Recording engineer Andreas Sandborg
Recording engineer Nitesh Anjaan
Foley artist Mia Joanna Koskela Michaelsen
Sound consultant Rune Palvig

Visual effects

VFX artist Mathias Rodrigues Bjerre
3D visual effects supervisor Kim Fersling
Colourist Anders V. Christensen
Colourist Frederik Marbell
Compositing Alexander Schepelern
Compositing Dann Sandgreen
Modelling Grigory Rudenko
3D Simon Bergstrand
Motion control Theis Mørup
Graphic design Marie Frøhlich
Graphic design Ester Knudsen
Online Kasper Juhl Kjems


Animation Thomas Vind
Animation Gabriela Popov


Appearance Mette Holm
Appearance Tore Leifer
Appearance Jesper Dein
Appearance Michael Nonboe
Appearance Camilla Rohde Søndergaard
Appearance Christian Hermansen
Appearance Yngve Johan Larsen
Appearance Ursula Gräfe
Appearance Anna Zielenska-Elliot
Appearance Lise Bach Hansen
Appearance Victoria Mørk Madsen
Appearance Malene Birkelund
Appearance Hideyuki Ometekawa
Appearance Kunio Nakamua
Appearance Klen Ofuri
Motion capture actor Alex Lehman

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Reviews and articles

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Type Source Author Date
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Krogsgaard Christensen, Jeppe 2018-03-17
Anmeldelse Information Vorm, Tonny 2018-03-16
Interview Børsen Beckett, Trine 2018-03-16
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