Fat Front

87 min.DK/Documentary

A revolution is happening in Scandinavia. This film is about young women who have had enough of self-hatred and shame and proudly call themselves FAT. They demand respect and recognition in a diet-fixated society while struggling with their lack of self-worth. For too long they have put their lives on hold and waited to buy clothes, go out dancing and find love – until the day they would be skinny. The day never came, but they found each other and the body-positive movement. Now they set their wobbly thighs free and use their bodies as activist tools. With the provocative tone of feminism and an artistic approach to beauty of the body, the film wants to change the way we view bodies.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Fat Front
Danish title Fat Front
Keywords Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Young women, Obesity, Prejudices, body, The, Community, Minorities, 2010-2019
Director Louise Detlefsen, Louise Unmack Kjeldsen
Producer Malene Flindt Pedersen
Director of Photography Sine Vadstrup Brooker, Louise Detlefsen
Editor Steen Johannessen
Sound Svenn Jakobsen
Composer Jenny Wilson
Appearance Marte Nymann, Helene Thyrsted, Pauline Lindborg, Wilde Siem
Production country Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Domestic distribution LevelK ApS
International sales LevelK
Danish theatrical release 10.10.2019
Cinemas Øst for Paradis (Århus), Grand (København), Empire (København), Nicolai Biograf og Café (Koldning), Valby Kino (København), Biffen Nordkraft (Aalborg), PARKteatret (Frederikssund), Katuaq Bio (Nuuk - Grønland), Vester Vov Vov (København), Haslev Bio (Haslev), Cinema 3 (Skive), Svaneke Bio (Bornholm)
Online release 23.06.2020, Filmcentralen
Comment The film premiered internationally at IDFA. Louise Detlefsen and Louise Unmack Kjeldsen have directed numerous documentaries together.
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company
Executive Producer Hansen & Pedersen Film og Fjernsyn
Co-production Medieoperatørene, Auto Images, Film i Skåne
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Norsk Filminstitutt, Svenska Filminstitutet, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Den Vestdanske Filmpulje, Fritt Ord, Creative Europe
In collaboration with TV2 Danmark, SVT, Against Gravity, RÚV, ERR
Domestic distribution LevelK ApS


Direction Louise Detlefsen
Direction Louise Unmack Kjeldsen


Producer Malene Flindt Pedersen
Junior producer Signe Skov Thomsen
Co-producer: Norway Ingvil Giske
Co-producer: Sweden Magnus Gertten
Co-producer: Sweden Ove Rishøj Jensen
Co-producer: Sweden Lisa Nyed
Junior producer Signe Skov Thomsen
Producer: development Jonas Bruun
Production assistant Marta Helene Skielbo
Production assistant Ditte Lindved
Production assistant Dorte Lykke Christiansen
Production assistant Xuan Nguyen


Cinematographer Sine Vadstrup Brooker
Cinematographer Louise Detlefsen
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Janne Lindgren
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Per Fredrik Skiöld
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Louise Unmack Kjeldsen
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Eivind Aurstad


Still photographer Marie Hald


Editor Steen Johannessen
B-editor Marie-Louise Bordinggaard
B-editor Jakob Juul Toldam
Technical support Martin Munck Schmidt
Technical support Sebastian Anton Munk
Technical support Maria Klarlund
Editing supervisor Niels Pagh Andersen
Trailer editor Andreas Birch


Composer Jenny Wilson


Sound engineer Svenn Jakobsen
Foley artist Erik S. Watland
Dialogue editor Liana Degtiar
Sound effects Odin Eggen Brække
Sound effects Ali Parandian
Sound effects Vidar Hemmingsen
Sound mixer Simon Ellegaard
Sound mixer Svenn Jakobsen

Visual effects

Graphic design Rasmus Lange
Colourist Anders V. Christensen


Appearance Marte Nymann
Appearance Helene Thyrsted
Appearance Pauline Lindborg
Appearance Wilde Siem

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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 Information Monggaard, Christian 2019-10-11
Interview Information Sperling, Anna von 2019-10-11
Interview Berlingske Tidende Almbjerg, Sarah-Iben 2019-10-10
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Skotte Christensen, Kim 2019-10-10
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