A shaggy dog story

Malene Vilstrup, Denmark, 1996

26 min.DK/Short fictionAnimation

A cartoon about a stamp-collector called Carl. He loves his stamps and his two-dimensional world. His wife understandably finds Carl very boring and would rather go out dancing and get some air under her wings in the real world. But the world frightens the stamp-collector, who is shocked by all the wars and violence he sees on television. One day he receives a postorder-advert for a cardboard dog that becomes a new dimension in
Carl's world, meanwhile the wife stamps off.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Et hundeliv
Danish title Et hundeliv
Other titles Afgangsfilm 1996
Keywords Dogs, Friendship, Fear, Isolation
Director Malene Vilstrup
Screenplay Malene Vilstrup, Torleif Hoppe, Ulla Ryum
Director of Photography Casper Høyberg
Editor Thomas Krag
Sound Nino Jacobsen
Composer Hans-Erik Philip
Appearance Carl Press, Charlotte Munksøe Køhler, Cecilia Eliasson, John D. Schofield
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language Danish
Production company Dansk Tegnefilm
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
International sales
Technical info 35 mm, color
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company Dansk Tegnefilm
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut


Direction Malene Vilstrup


Script Malene Vilstrup
Script Torleif Hoppe
Script Ulla Ryum


Production Marie Bro


Cinematography Casper Høyberg


Stills Janne Klerk


Editing Thomas Krag


Music Hans-Erik Philip


Sound Nino Jacobsen


Animation Malene Vilstrup


Appearance Carl Press
Appearance Charlotte Munksøe Køhler
Appearance Cecilia Eliasson
Appearance John D. Schofield
Appearance Brian Patterson
Appearance Ian Burns

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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festival
Genre Award 1996 Odense Internationale Film Festival 1996
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.

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Program - stumfilm & mikro
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