Flash of a Dream

Robert Fox, Denmark, 2002

55 min.DK/DocumentaryPortrait films

A portrait of the Danish photographer and social warrior, Jacob Riis, who fought with only one weapon ¿ his camera ¿ against poverty and deprivation in the slums of New York at the end of the 19th century.
Riis¿ photography gave affluent Americans an insight into the deplorable conditions in which immigrants lived. He was not only respected by the wealthy and influential, including President Roosevelt himself, but also by the less fortunate. His focus lead to social reforms on a national and international level. Today Jacob Riis is the most well known Dane in the USA.
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Original title Flash of a Dream
Danish title Flash of a Dream
Keywords 1800-1899, Riis, Jacob A., Photographing, USA
Director Robert Fox
Screenplay Robert Fox
Producer Carsten Holst
Director of Photography Morten Bruus
Editor Birger Møller Jensen
Composer Poul Halberg
Production designer Søren Krag Sørensen
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Camera Film
International sales TrustNordisk
Technical info 35 mm, Widescreen, color, Sound
Danish theatrical release 18.02.2002
Cinemas Ribe, Grand, Øst for Paradis (Århus)
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Zentropa Real
Domestic distribution Camera Film


Direction Robert Fox


Script Robert Fox
Script consultant Kirsten Bonnén Rask
Script consultant Rikke Gulstad


Producer Carsten Holst
Executive producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen
Line producer Mouns Overgaard
Production assistant Carsten Sparwath
Production assistant Line Spanning
Location manager Tana Ross
Production coordinator Anders Mangaard Jacobsen
Production coordinator: post-production Christine Ekstrand


Cinematography Morten Bruus
Camera assistant Bjørn Eivind Aarskog
Camera assistant Michael Rosenløv


Stills Bjørn Eivind Aarskog

Electrical dept.

Electrical dept. Aslak Lytthans


Editing Birger Møller Jensen
Assistant editor Ian Bach Larsen
Assistant editor Simon Kristiansen


Music Poul Halberg

Production design

Production design Søren Krag Sørensen


Wardrobe Manon Rasmussen


Jacob Riis' stemme Peter Stormare
Elisabeths stemme Anna Christine Löf

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