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Open Hearts

Susanne Bier, Denmark, 2002

114 min.DK/Feature

A young couple are looking forward to their wedding when an accident befalls them. You think your biggest problem today is going to get the shopping done and suddenly your fiancé gets run over. It's like a blade into your life, for better and for worse. The 'worse' is the event as it takes place; the 'better' is what happens afterwards.

What happens when fate suddenly snaps its fingers and turns life upside down at a stroke. This is the central question director Susanne Bier poses and attempts to answer in her first feature made according to the Dogme rules. "Open Hearts" is a film about the promises we cannot keep and the life we cannot plan. A film about life, true love and the responsibility for the people we love.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Elsker dig for evigt
Danish title Elsker dig for evigt
Other titles Dogme #28, Open Hearts
Director Susanne Bier
Screenplay Anders Thomas Jensen
Director of Photography Morten Søborg
Editor Pernille Bech Christensen, Thomas Krag
Sound Per Streit
Composer Jesper Winge Leisner, Ivory
Casting Lene Seested
Appearances Sonja Richter, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Mads Mikkelsen, Paprika Steen
Production country Denmark
Production companies Zentropa Entertainments4
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution
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 3111 meter, 35 mm, 1,37:1 Academy, color, Dolby SR
Danish theatrical release 06.09.2002
Cinemas Dagmar, Palads, Palladium, Albertslund Biograferne, Grand, Gladsaxe Bio, Værløse Bio, BioCity (Tåstrup), Kastrup Bio, Baltoppen Bio 1-2, Gentofte Kino, CinemaxX, Empire, Kinopalæet (Lyngby) samt 47 biografer i provinsen
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11

Companies

Production companies Zentropa Entertainments4
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution

Direction

Direction Susanne Bier
Assistant director Joakim Höglund
Continuity Linda Daae
Extras coordinator Elisabeth Victoria Poulsen
Casting: children Jette Termann
Casting Lene Seested
Extras coordinator Elisabeth Victoria Poulsen

Script

Story Susanne Bier
Script Anders Thomas Jensen

Production

Executive producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen
Line producer Karen Bentzon
Associate producer Sisse Graum Jørgensen
Associate producer Jonas Frederiksen
Unit manager William Knuttel
Production coordinator Ingrid Kofoed
Production assistant Jesper Grüner
Post-producton coordinator Anne Katrine Andersen
Production assistant: post-production Mette Høst Hansen
Technical advisor Lars Dela
P.A. to Vibeke Windeløv Caroline Blanco
P.A. to Vibeke Windeløv Lisbeth Fuglsang Keldsen
Runner Hans Frederik Linde
Location assistant Jacob Stig Olsson
Location consultant Lars Valentin
Production Vibeke Windeløv

Cinematography

First assistant camera Michael Rosenløv
Video assistant Peter Daniel Zeuthen
Cinematography Morten Søborg

Stills

Still photographer Rolf Konow

Editing

Assistant editor Christoffer Heie
Assistant editor Carsten Søsted
Assistant editor Simon Kristiansen
Assistant editor Lasse Martinussen
Assistant editor Peter Dalby Madsen
Online editor Henrik Fleischer
Editing Pernille Bech Christensen
Editing Thomas Krag

Music

Music Jesper Winge Leisner
Music Ivory

Wardrobe

Costume supervisor Stine Gudmundsen-Holmgreen

Makeup

Makeup supervisor Susanne Søbye

Sound

B-sound designer Lars Lund
Sound assistant Kasper Munck-Hansen
B-sound designer Anne Jensen
Sound Per Streit

Visual effects

Graphic design Paul Wilson

Stunt

Stunt coordinator Hans Peter Ludvigsen

Appearance

Cecilie Sonja Richter
Joachim Nikolaj Lie Kaas
Niels Mads Mikkelsen
Marie Paprika Steen
Stine Stine Bjerregaard
Hanne Birthe Neumann
Finn Niels Olsen
Thomsen Ulf Pilgaard
Gustav Ronnie Hiort Lorenzen
Emil Pelle Bang Sørensen
Robert Anders Nyborg
Sanne Ida Dwinger
Tommy Philip Zandén
Ekspedient i Ilva Michel Castenholt
Skadestuelæge Birgitte Prins
Kassedame i ISO Susanne Juhasz
Kok Hans Henrik Clemensen
Tjener Jens Basse Dam
Sygeplejerske 1 Hanne Windfeld
Sygeplejerske 2 Tina Gylling Mortensen

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Baltic Film Prize 2002 Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2002
Special Mention 2002 Toronto International Film Festival 2002

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Zagreb Motovun Film Festival 2015-07-25
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2013-05-27
Goa - Int. Film Festival of India 2012-11-20
Reykjavik Film Festival 2012-09-27
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2010-12-03
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2008-11-13
San Sebastian International Film Festival 2007-09-20
Torun, Camerimage 2006-11-25
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2003-11-22
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2003-11-10
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2003-07-04
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 2003-04-12
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2003-04-05
Buenos Aires, Mar Del Plata Int. FF 2003-03-06
Sofia International Film Festival 2003-03-05
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2003-01-09
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2002-11-08
London Film Festival 2002-11-07
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2002-10-31
Bergen International Film festival 2002-10-17
Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 2002-09-26
San Sebastian International Film Festival 2002-09-19
Toronto International Film Festival 2002-09-06
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