The fakir

Peter Flinth, Denmark, 2004

85 min.DK/Feature

The twins, Emma and Tom, and their mother move into an abandoned, ramshackle old house. Not only is the house haunted, it hides a secret treasure, a legendary giant diamond. Enter two cutthroat villains who want the diamond back at any cost. In the ensuing treasure hunt, the twins get an unexpected leg-up from a genial ghost, the Fakir of Bilbao, who has been bottled up inside a ballpoint pen for half a century. With the help of their phantasmal new friend, the twins find the treasure, nab the crooks and bring a new man into their widowed mother's life.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Fakiren fra Bilbao
Danish title Fakiren fra Bilbao
Other titles The fakir
Director Peter Flinth
Screenplay Mette Heeno
Based on Baseret på bog af Bjarne Reuter.
Editor Mogens Hagedorn Christiansen
Sound Nino Jacobsen
Composer Søren Hyldgaard
Production designer Peter de Neergaard
Appearances Sidse Babett Knudsen, Moritz Bleibtreu, Julie Zangenberg, Aksel Leth
Production country Denmark
Production companies M&M Productions
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution
International sales TrustNordisk / Filmbyen 22 / 2650 Hvidovre / t +45 3686 8788 / f +45 3677 4448 / info@trustnordisk.com / www.trustnordisk.com
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info 2409 meter, 35 mm, Cinemascope, color, Dolby, SRD
Danish theatrical release 25.12.2004
Cinemas Palads, Albertslund Biograferne, Reprise Teatret, Gladsaxe Bio, Herlev Teaterbio, BioCity (Tåstrup), Kastrup Bio, Baltoppen Bio 1-2, Park Bio, Gentofte Kino, Bio Værløse, CinemaxX, Kinopalæet (Lyngby) samt 63 biografer i provinsen inkl. Grønland
DFI subsidy 60 / 40 støtte
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7


Production companies M&M Productions
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution


Direction Peter Flinth
Director: 2. unit Kasper Barfoed


Script Mette Heeno
Storyboard artist Simon Bang


Production Magnus Magnusson
Production Mie Andreasen
Executive producer Kim Magnusson


Director of photography Eric Kress


Still photographer Jens Juncker-Jensen


Editing Mogens Hagedorn Christiansen


Music Søren Hyldgaard

Production design

Production design Peter de Neergaard


Wardrobe Louize Nissen


Makeup Louise Hauberg Nielsen


Sound engineer Nino Jacobsen

Visual effects

VFX Thomas Borch Nielsen
VFX Daniel Silwerfeldt


Louise/mor Sidse Babett Knudsen
Lombardo/Lombardos tvillingebror Moritz Bleibtreu
Emma Julie Zangenberg
Tom Aksel Leth
Hr. Moony Ole Thestrup
Florian Flambert Peter Gantzler
Frank Flambert Fares Fares
Fru Hagawagitta Lisa Nilsson
Hr. Hagawagitta Ashwani Chopra

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Second Best Film, Children's Jury 2005 Chicago Int. Children's Film Festival 2005
Best Feature Film 2005 TIFF Kids 2005
Children's Jury's 1st Prize 2005 TIFF Kids 2005
Cifej Juryen 2005 Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2005
Special Mention 2004 Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2004

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Vilnius International Film Festival 2008-04-03
Oulu Int. Children's Film Festival 2005-11-14
Chicago Int. Children's Film Festival 2005-10-27
Giffoni Film Festival 2005-07-16
TIFF Kids 2005-04-29
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2005-04-26
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2004-11-04
Amsterdam Cinekid 2004-10-17
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