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Epidemien

Niels Frandsen, Denmark, 2001

51 min.DK/Documentary

In 1952 Denmark was in the throes of a polio epidemic. More than 6,000 people caught the disease, most of them children. Niels Frandsen, now a film director, was one year old when his hips and legs were affected. In this poetic film essay he returns to the fateful period that he cannot remember, but will never forget. His parents, his sister, and archive footage help him to furnish words and images for a personal account that is also a historical record. Polio is caused by a virus that attacks the nerves in the spine that control the muscles. If the muscles in the lungs are affected, the disease is fatal. Today polio has been eradicated from Denmark, but several thousand people still live with the ravages it caused.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Epidemien
Danish title Epidemien
Other titles jeg husker ikke noget, men glemmer det aldrig
Keywords Disability, Health, Polio, Frandsen, Niels, Treatment for diseases
Director Niels Frandsen
Screenplay Niels Frandsen
Director of Photography Erik Norsker, Simon Plum
Editor Niels Pagh Andersen
Sound Jens Bangskjær
Production country Denmark
Production company Niels Frandsen Productions
Domestic distribution DFI/Distribution & Formidling
International sales DR International Sales / DR Byen / Emil Holms Kanal 20 / 0999 København C / t +45 3520 3040 / f +45 3520 3969 / drsales@dr.dk / www.drsales.dk
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info color
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all

Companies

Production company Niels Frandsen Productions
Domestic distribution DFI/Distribution & Formidling

Direction

Direction Niels Frandsen

Script

Script Niels Frandsen

Cinematography

Cinematography Erik Norsker
Cinematography Simon Plum

Editing

Editing Niels Pagh Andersen

Sound

Sound Jens Bangskjær

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Mumbai Film Festival 2002-02-03
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2001-11-01
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2001-08-13
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