A Family Business

Carina Randløv, Denmark, 2017

30 min.DK/Short fiction

Keld calls the police. “My wife Margit has not come home from work. She works as an accountant at my brother-in-law’s funeral home. She has worked there for 13 years.”
Keld sits in his armchair, utterly dumbfounded – his socks beginning to sag around his ankles. The family has decided to move in as a show of support. Keld and Margit’s only son is on a juicing diet and is annoyed that Keld isn’t pulling up his socks. His cousin has just returned from her recent circus stint in Germany. Margit’s sister keeps the coffee brewing while her husband, the undertaker, spends most of his time out on the balcony, where smoking is allowed. They have all come together because of Margits, but everyday life have a way of taking over, briefly brushing aside the big drama.
Basic information Credits
Original title Et familieforetagende
Danish title Et familieforetagende
Director Carina Randløv
Screenplay Carina Randløv, Line Knutzon
Producer Per Damgaard Hansen
Director of Photography Kim Wendt
Editor Sofie Steenberger
Sound Anne Gry Friis Kristensen, Morten Bak Jensen, Jonas Langkilde
Composer Kaspar Kaae
Production designer Carina Randløv, Julie Henneke Hartmann
Appearance Anne Dalsgaard, Claus Flygare, Stina Mølgaard, Torben Vadstrup
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7
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Production company
Executive Producer Masterplan Pictures
With support from New Danish Screen, Det Danske Filminstitut
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut


Direction Carina Randløv
Assistant director Djamila Hansen
Continuity Teys Schucany
Continuity Mathilde Dahl


Screenplay Carina Randløv
Screenplay Line Knutzon


Producer Per Damgaard Hansen
Executive producer Julie Waltersdorph Hansen
Production manager Zire Schucany
Unit manager Andy Vinther
Production assistant Emilie Bredtved Hansen
Coordinator Rikke Gro Nielsen
Coordinator Johnny Nielsen


Cinematographer Kim Wendt
First assistant camera Jens Lundby Rasmussen
DIT Victor Mathiesen

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Noah Lynnerup
Electrician assistant Peter Junker Sørensen
Electrician assistant Thorkil Godvin Hansen
Electrician assistant Niclas Fusager


Editor Sofie Steenberger
Log Noa Victor Vedde


Composer Kaspar Kaae

Production design

Production designer Carina Randløv
Production designer Julie Henneke Hartmann
Property master Tine Lylloff
Assistant set dresser Ida Hammer Ingerslev


Costume designer Nina Grønlund


Chief makeup artist Fatima Louborg
Chief makeup artist Charlotte Faaborg
Makeup artist Jill Arnfjord


Sound designer Anne Gry Friis Kristensen
Sound engineer Morten Bak Jensen
Sound engineer Jonas Langkilde
Foley artist Julien Naudin
Foley technician Stéphane de Rocquigny

Visual effects

Art work Carina Randløv
Colourist Lasse Selvli
Compositing Carina Randløv
Online Lasse Selvli
Mastering Lasse Selvli


Margit Anne Dalsgaard
Bo Claus Flygare
Ina Stina Mølgaard
Keld Torben Vadstrup
Kenneth Joachim Fjelstrup
Politiman Mo Chara

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