The Great Game

Andreas Dalsgaard, Denmark, 2018

85 min.DK/Documentary

Michael and his father, the old Lord Chamberlain Soren Haslund-Christensen, are in the attic to find hidden treasures from the past. Grandfather Henning was a famous explorer and heritage collector among Mongolian tribes and Michael has heard rumours that Henning lived a secret double life as a British agent and gunrunner. Now he wants to find out if it's true. He would also like to have time with his father, and time is scarce. He has lured his father on an adventure – as they have been so many times earlier in their lives – on a journey in the grandfather's footsteps back in time to a story of love and despair and a magnificent spy plot that involves both grandfather Henning and mighty empires struggle for world domination.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Fædre og sønner
Danish title Fædre og sønner
Keywords Denmark, Family history, Personal history, Haslund-Christensen, Henning, Haslund-Christensen, Søren, Haslund-Christensen, Michael, Father-son relation, Expeditions, Expeditions, Mongolia, Intelligence service, Dementia
Director Andreas Dalsgaard
Screenplay Andreas Dalsgaard, Michael Haslund-Christensen
Producer Michael Haslund-Christensen
Director of Photography Andreas Dalsgaard, Valdemar Cold Winge Leisner
Editor Denniz Göl Bertelsen
Sound Martin Hennel
Composer Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Production designer Anders Elberling
Appearance Michael Haslund-Christensen, Søren Haslund-Christensen, Henning Haslund-Christensen, Marianne Haslund-Christensen
Production country Denmark, Sweden
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut, DOXBIO
International sales Cinephil - Philippa Kowarsky Production Ltd.
Online release 06.06.2018, Aalborg Biffen Nordkraft
Aarhus Øst for Paradis
Albertslund MusikTeatret
Bagsværd Bibliografen
Ballerup Baltoppen
Farum Grafen
Frederikssund Parkteatret
Galten Bio Huset
Glostrup Bio
Glumsø Bio
Haderslev Kosmorama
Cinema Center
Café Slotsbio
Holbæk Frysehuset
Holte Reprise Teatret
Humle Bio
Hvalsø Bio
Ikast Bio
Ishøj Bio
Kastrup Kastrup Bio
Kerteminde Kino
Nicolai Bio
Korsør Biograf Teater
Grand Teatret
Empire Bio
Park Bio
Maribo Sognets Hus
Bio Mors
BIO Næstved
Biffen Odder 25/6, 26/6
Odense Cafe Biografen
Ringe Bio
Ry Biograf
Rødovre Viften
Dagmar Bio
Bio Silkeborg
Skanderborg Kulturhuset
Svaneke Cassiopeia
Tisvilde Bio
Ulbjerg Præstegård Valby Kino
Vig Bio
Vordingborg Biograf Caféen
Comment Director Andreas Dalsgaard received wide acclaim for 'The War Show' (2016), co-directed with Obaidah Zytoon, which won the Venice Days Award and Best Nordic Documentary at Göteborg and also screened at Toronto and IDFA, among a string of other festivals.
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company
Executive Producer Haslund Film
Co-production Mantaray Film AB, Elk Film
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, TV2, Svenska Filminstitutet, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, SVT, YLE, VTR
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut, DOXBIO


Direction Andreas Dalsgaard


Screenplay Andreas Dalsgaard
Screenplay Michael Haslund-Christensen
Script consultant Jesper Bernt
Script consultant Lars K. Andersen


Executive producer Michael Haslund-Christensen
Producer Michael Haslund-Christensen
Co-producer Stina Gardell
Production manager Michael Haslund-Christensen
Production manager Sune Lolk
Production assistant Birgitte Keseler
Production assistant Sofie Husum Johannesen
Production assistant Pia Severin Valentine
Production assistant Lea Vinter Sonne
Production assistant Cæcilie Østerby Sørensen
Post Producer Toke Rude Trangbæk
Post-producton coordinator Tina Hedegaard
Post-producton coordinator Fanni Liv Engelbrecht
Assistant Mie Vig Dyhrberg
Research Birgitte Keseler
Research Rikke Schrader
Research Elisabeth Victoria Friis
Research Sofie Husum Johannesen
Research Louis Vernal
Research Kamilla Kaae Høier


Cinematographer Andreas Dalsgaard
Cinematographer Valdemar Cold Winge Leisner
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Nicolas Nørgaard Staffolani
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Juan Palacios
Dolly Anders Elberling
Dolly Valdemar Cold Winge Leisner
Dolly Josephine Visby Green


Editor Denniz Göl Bertelsen
Editor: development Tómas Gislason
B-editor Søren B. Ebbe
B-editor Nicolas Nørgaard Staffolani
Editing supervisor Janus Billeskov Jansen
Editing supervisor Per K. Kirkegaard
Editing supervisor Dola Bonfils
Assistant editor Emma Düring
Assistant editor Line Bjerg Jensen
Assistant editor Anna Gedde Løvkvist
Assistant editor Emil Hundborg Hjerrild
Assistant editor Mia Nan Guldborg
Assistant editor Jepser Mark Hansen
Trailer editor Cathrine Odgaard


Composer Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Music supervisor Rasmus Thord

Production design

Production designer Anders Elberling


Sound designer Martin Hennel
Sound mixer Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Sound mixer Thomas Jæger
Trailer sound design Kristoffer Salting

Visual effects

Titles and art direction Poul Wilson
Titles and art direction Nadja Rasmussen
Online mastering Tina Hedegaard
Head of IT Tino Zidore
Colourist Virgil Kastrup
Graphic design Michael Vrede Nielsen
Graphic design Aleksander Hørup


Animation Michael Vrede Nielsen
Animation Matias Brandt Møller
Animation Gustav Berg Pedersen
Animation Mathias Nicolaj Daneholm Gjelstrup
Animation Mathias Valentin Hansen


Appearance Michael Haslund-Christensen
Appearance Søren Haslund-Christensen
Appearance Henning Haslund-Christensen
Appearance Marianne Haslund-Christensen
Appearance Ben Lewis
Appearance Christel Braa

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Reviews and articles

On the library you can find these articles and revies and other material about the film.
Type Source Author Date
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Krogsgaard Christensen, Jeppe 2018-06-09
Anmeldelse Information Monggaard, Christian 2018-06-07
Interview Berlingske Tidende Sauntved, Louise Kidde 2018-06-04
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Vandrup, Frederik Asschenfeldt 2018-06-04
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Skotte Christensen, Kim 2018-03-20
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