Katja's adventure

Lars Hesselholdt, Denmark, 1999

80 min.DK/FeatureChildren's films

With busy parents, nine-year-old Katja is left to her own devices. She devotes most of her time to birds. One day during a thunderstorm she rescues a rare falcon chick and seeks shelter in the back of a lorry. She drops off to sleep and wakes up to find herself in a faraway foreign sea-side town, where her adventures begin for real. While she is exploring the town, the falcon chick flies off on his own, and Katja now has her work cut out; one of the foreigners she encounters is also a passionate bird lover, but he is a taxidermist! Katja must save Kiik come what may. Fortunately she makes friends with four brothers who are full of pranks and mischief. In no time at all they set about helping Katja, the Danish bird girl.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Falkehjerte
Danish title Falkehjerte
Director Lars Hesselholdt
Screenplay Pascal Lonhay, Lars Hesselholdt
Director of Photography Marco Pontecorvo
Editor Molly Malene Stensgaard
Sound Morten Solum, Gunnar Meidell
Composer Martin Clante, Martin Clante, Gabrielle Ducros
Production designer Søren Krag Sørensen
Casting Jette Termann
Appearance Fanny Bernth, Aksel Leth, Sebastian Jessen, Kristian Emdal
Production country Denmark, Norway, Germany, Italy
Domestic distribution Angel Films
International sales TrustNordisk
Technical info 35 mm, Widescreen, color, Sound
Danish theatrical release 08.10.1999
Cinemas Palads, Grand, BioCity (Tåstrup)
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Eurimages, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, European Script Fund
In collaboration with Angel Arena, Crone Film, Neue Impuls Film, Pandora Film, Motlys, Mikado Film, Produzioni Corsarc srl, A/V Fonden, ZDF, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, RAI (Radiotelevisione Italiana)
Domestic distribution Angel Films


Direction Lars Hesselholdt
Assistant director Erich Hörtnagl
Continuity Louise Friedberg
Casting Jette Termann
Dialogue coach Sibilla Hesselholdt


Script Pascal Lonhay
Script Lars Hesselholdt


Production Ulrik Bolt Jørgensen
Production manager Karen Baumbach
Production assistant Andreas Binggeli
Production assistant Barbara Crone
Runner Lars Banzon Bastholm


Cinematography Marco Pontecorvo
Camera assistant Aldo Chessari
Clapper/loader Thomas Trane Petersen
Video assistant Malte Udsen
Key grip Stefan Rüsenberg
Best boy grip Teddy Strandqvist
Steadicam operator Knut Kirkaas Pedersen


Still photographer Mikkel Grabowski

Electrical dept.

Electrical dept. Otto Stenov
Gaffer Niels Dose
Assistant lighting technician Rasmus Heise


Editing Molly Malene Stensgaard
Assistant editor Dan Konzior


Music Martin Clante
Music Martin Clante
Composer Gabrielle Ducros

Production design

Production design Søren Krag Sørensen
Set dresser Martin Sputnik
Assistant set dresser Sebastien Bacquaert


Wardrobe Louize Nissen


Makeup Trine Petersen


Sound Morten Solum
Sound Gunnar Meidell

Special effects

Special effects Lars Kolding Andersen


Stunt Hans Peter Ludvigsen

Other credits

Falconer Frank Skårup Hansen


Katja Fanny Bernth
Kasper Aksel Leth
Nabobarn Sebastian Jessen
Nabobarn Kristian Emdal
Nabobarn Sasia Mølgaard
Katjas mor Christina Meyer
Katjas far Henrik Rasmussen

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