Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Denmark, 2020

83 min.DK/DocumentaryAnimation

Amin, a high-achieving academic, is getting married to his long-time boyfriend, but first he needs to tell the secrets he has kept for 25 years. Amin fled Afghanistan as a child and then spent five years in hiding in post-communist Russia, before reaching the safe shores of Denmark at the age of 16, alone. Terrified to tell his real story, living under the fake cover story fabricated by his human traffickers, he now wants to start a new chapter, craving an honest life. The truth though has been concealed for so long, that this is his last chance to tell it and share his true identity before it fades completely, integrating into his fake self. Courageously, he shares his real life story with a close friend, in order to reclaim his past and become whole again.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Flee
Danish title Flee
Other titles Flee
Director Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Screenplay Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Producer Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen, Charlotte de La Gournerie
Editor Janus Billeskov Jansen
Composer Uno Helmersson
Casting Gro Terp
Production country Denmark
Production companies Final Cut for Real ApS
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Comment Jonas Poher Rasmussen made his feature-length debut with 'Searching for Bill' (2012), a mix of documentary and fiction, and is also behind the biographical documentary 'What He Did' (2015).


Production companies Final Cut for Real ApS
Co-producer Sun Creature Studio, Vivement Lundi, MostFilms, Mer Film, ARTE France, VPRO - Television
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Copenhagen Film Fund, Svenska Filminstitutet, Norsk Filminstitutt, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Den Vestdanske Filmpulje, MEDIA (EU), Région Bretagne, Pictanovo, CNC, Procirep, Angoa


Direction Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Director: animation Kenneth Ladekjær
Casting Gro Terp


Screenplay Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Script consultant Eskil Vogt
Script consultant Rasmus Heisterberg
Storyboard supervisor Kenneth Ladekjær
Storyboard Mads Juul


Producer Monica Hellström
Producer Signe Byrge Sørensen
Producer Charlotte de La Gournerie
Co-producer Jean-François Le Corre
Co-producer Mathieu Courtois
Co-producer Charlotte Most
Co-producer Maria Ekerhovd
Executive producer Philippa Kowarsky
Line producer Charlotte Sanchez
Line producer Tanguy Olivier
Production manager Danaï Katopodi
Production manager Thomas Fenger
Production assistant Christine Snitkjaer


Editor Janus Billeskov Jansen


Composer Uno Helmersson

Production design

Art director Jessica Nicholls


Concept artist Arnaud Tribout
Design Simon Lee
Character design Mikkel Sommer
Character design Kenneth Ladekjær
Prop designer Birk von Brockdorff Pedersen

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