A Damn Year

54 min.DK/Documentary

"A Damn Year" follows three teenagers, with parents diagnosed with cancer. They are young, full of vitality and in the process of freeing themselves from their parents, but fully aware that they might be about to lose their mums or dads forever. They get on with their daily lives as much as they possible can: sports, parties and exams. But as opposed to their friends, their lives also involves chemotherapy, death and sorrow. In the film we get close to the teenagers and their families at this most crucial period of their lives. When you are so close to death everything gets intensified - conflicts and affections, confrontations and forgiveness.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Et forbandet år
Danish title Et forbandet år
Keywords Cancer, Teenagers, Young people, Parents, Death, Denmark, 2010-2019
Director Louise Unmack Kjeldsen, Louise Detlefsen
Producer Mette Heide
Director of Photography Per Fredrik Skiöld, Henrik Bohn Ipsen, Nikolai Østergaard
Editor Anders Villadsen
Sound Peter Albrechtsen
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language Danish
Production company Plus Pictures
International sales
Technical info color
TV release 22.10.2012, TV 2
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Plus Pictures
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, TV2, Egmont Fonden, Undervisningsministeriets Tips- og lottomidler


Direction Louise Unmack Kjeldsen
Direction Louise Detlefsen


Producer Mette Heide
Production manager Mette Mailand


Cinematographer Per Fredrik Skiöld
Cinematographer Henrik Bohn Ipsen
Cinematographer Nikolai Østergaard


Editor Anders Villadsen
Assistant editor Anne Skov Haraldsted


Music Jonas Colstrup


Sound engineer Peter Albrechtsen

Visual effects

Colourist Jesper Kodahl Andersen
Graphic design Rasmus Lange
Technical support Erlend Indseth

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