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The Escape

Kathrine Windfeld, Denmark, 2009

117 min.DK/Feature

Danish journalist Rikke Lyngvig is taken hostage in Afghanistan by a terror group threatening to kill her. However, with help from one of the terrorists, the young Nazir, Rikke manages to escape. On her return, she is soon declared the Danish Jessica Lynch and her career is launched into the spotlight. All the while Nazir flees from Afghanistan, heading for Denmark. When he finally seeks out Rikke, she is shocked and torn. Is she willing to help the man who threatened to kill her, and to jeopardize her new-found career? Their tumultuous encounter turns into an ill-fated confrontation with their own demons and a nation driven by a hunger for sensation and political populism.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Flugten
Danish title Flugten
Other titles The Escape
Director Kathrine Windfeld
Screenplay Rasmus Heisterberg, Mette Heeno
Based on Efter Olav Hergels roman 'Flygtningen' (2006).
Producer Morten Kaufmann
Director of Photography Jonas Alarik
Editor Sofia Lindgren
Sound Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen, Christian H. Lund
Composer Jean-Paul Wall
Production designer Catharina Nyqvist Erhnrooth
Casting Rie Hedegaard, Lena Paaske
Appearances Iben Hjejle, Lars Mikkelsen, Faigh Zamani, Henrik Prip
Production country Denmark
Production companies Nimbus Film
Domestic distribution Sandrew Metronome
International sales Nimbus Film / Filmbyen 20 / 2650 Hvidovre / t +45 3634 0910 / f +45 3634 0911 / signe@nimbusfilm.dk / www.nimbusfilm.dk
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info 3191 meter, 2,35:1 Scope, Dolby, SRD
Danish theatrical release 09.01.2009
Cinemas Dagmar, Palads, Grand, BioCity (Tåstrup), Gentofte Kino, CinemaxX, Empire, Kinopalæet (Lyngby), Falkoner samt 30 biografer i provinsen
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 15

Companies

Production companies Nimbus Film
Domestic distribution Sandrew Metronome

Direction

Direction Kathrine Windfeld
Casting Rie Hedegaard
Casting Lena Paaske
1st assistant director Hanna Nilsson
2nd assistant director Balder Skånström-Bo
Continuity Sedsel Andersen
Casting: extras Jens Næsland
1st assistant director: Turkey Belkis Turan
2nd assistant director: Turkey Melisa Kurtay
Extras coordinator Mehmet Eminyel
Acting coach Sarah Boberg
Acting coach Lena Paaske
Acting coach Dennis Albrethsen

Script

Script Rasmus Heisterberg
Script Mette Heeno
Script consultant Vinca Wiedemann
Script consultant Trine Breum
Translation: English Michael E.N. Larsen

Production

Producer Morten Kaufmann
Line producer Sadik Deveci
Production coordinator Lina Bach
Location manager Christoffer Harding
Production assistant Janus Schumacher
Producer's assistant Sarah Amalie Næsby
Production supervisor: post-production Charlotte Buch
Head of tecnical unit Ivan Schmidt
Production supervisor: post-production Mette Høst Hansen
Production manager: Turkey Jale Onanc
Production manager: Turkey Zeynep Santiroglu Sutherland
Production assistant: Turkey Ebru Zimba
Production assistant: Turkey Firat Amak
Production director Gitte Wahl
Head of tecnical unit Ivan Schmidt
Location manager: Turkey Mete Sen
Location manager: Turkey Ibrahim Gulduren
Location manager: Turkey Adnan Celikbay-Suleyman Algac
Location scout Andreas Dalsgaard

Cinematography

Cinematography Jonas Alarik
First assistant camera Søren Berthelin
Camera assistant Katrin Bjørk
Key grip Jimmy Leavens
Key grip Bo "Bowie" Craner
Best boy grip Mark Mavrinac
Best boy grip Philip Christensen
Video assistant Kristian Graven
Video assistant: Turkey Umut Hacioglu

Stills

Stills Thomas Marott
Stills Jonas Alarik

Electrical dept.

Best boy Thomas Ditzel
Assistant lighting technician Mathias Asger Rasmussen
Assistant lighting technician Jacob Møller
Assistant lighting technician Jonathan Go-Matsushima
Assistant lighting technician Søren Sielemann
Assistant lighting technician Mikkel Bentzen
Assistant lighting technician: Turkey Arif Cizmeci
Assistant lighting technician: Turkey Ramiz Guzelyurt

Editing

Editing Sofia Lindgren
Assistant editor Omar Sjöwall
Avid assistant Dan Loghin
Avid assistant Peter Winther

Music

Music Jean-Paul Wall
Composer assistance Pedro Marques
Music supervisor Markus Berkvist

Production design

Production design Catharina Nyqvist Erhnrooth
Property master M. Wan Sputnick
Set decorator Allan Scott
Set dresser Charlotte Garnov
Set dresser Rasmus Koch
Assistant set dresser Liv Sandberg Poulsen
Property master: Turkey Kerem Bahit
Set dresser: Turkey Mehmet Ozbay
Set dresser: Turkey Zeren Bayer

Wardrobe

Key costumer Louize Nissen
Costume assistant Charlotte Andersen
Costume assistant: Turkey Ozlem Duman

Makeup

Chief makeup artist Bjørg Serup
Hair and makeup designer Bjørg Serup
Makeup artist Trine Cordes Berg
Makeup assistant: Turkey Ebru Kiziltan

Sound

Sound designer Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Sound engineer Christian H. Lund
Boom operator Kasper Munck-Hansen
Boom operator: temporary Henning Wegede
Sound assistant Jacques Pedersen

Special effects

SFX coordinator Hummer Højmark
SFX technician Christian Kitter

Voice

Ibrahims stemme Nasir Seham
Trafikradioen Jette Beckmann

Visual effects

Graphic design Katja Forup
VFX supervisor Michael Holm
VFX Christian Schwanenflügel
VFX Tobias Bach Hansen
Graphic design Morten Skytte
Digital intermediate Andreas Schou Andersen
Colorist Thomas Therchilsen
Color timing Ejvind Bording

Stunt

Stunt Stig Günther
Stunt Dennis Albrethsen

Other credits

Research Awrang Zaib Hakimi

Appearance

Rikke Lyngvig Iben Hjejle
Thomas Jargil Lars Mikkelsen
Nazir Osmani Faigh Zamani
Arne Hansen Henrik Prip
Sara Jargil Sonja Richter
Hanne Hvidtfeldt Vibeke Hastrup
Jesper Bech Søren Spanning
Claes Kielland Mikael Birkkjær
Steffensen Søren Sætter-Lassen
Ægge Toke Græsborg
Ali Rafi Bayan
Ibrahim Mehrdad Zamani
Peder bondemand Mads Nørby
Roya Wagma Khattak
Læge Sarah Boberg
Journalist Dina Al-Erhayem
Sekretær Gérard Bidstrup
Politibetjent Jacob Ulrik Lohmann
Politibetjent Anders Valentinus Dam
Politibetjent Caspar Phillipson
Politibetjent Morten Hemmingsen
Thomas' og Saras pige Mathilde Hebsgaard Lund
Thomas' og Saras pige Lara Rox-Laursen
DR journalist Line Gertsen
DR journalist Morten Schnell-Lauritzen
Deadline journalist Kurt Strand
TV2 journalist Johannes Langkilde
BBC journalist Mishal Husain
Zalmai Hussani Alper Kul
Zalmais kone Canan Ersan
Zalmais barn Sevgi Adiguzel
Zalmais barn Halil Aydin
Zalmais chauffør Murat Kirmuzioglu
Yussuf Mehmet Eminyel
Fotograf Daniel Zefier
Kidnapper Mehmet Altinkaya
Kidnapper Cemil Omay
Kidnapper Abdulhamid Dayan
Kidnapper Alaadin Algul
Doktor Muhammed Cangoren
Kvinde i burka Remziye Karael
Såret pige Hasibe Guven
Grædende mor Zehra Karael
Gadedreng Cengiz Kaman
Gadedreng Mehmet Kaman
Gadedreng Rifat Biskin

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Torun, Camerimage 2009-11-28
Seattle International Film Festival 2009-05-21
Göteborg International Film Festival 2009-01-23
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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 Berlingske Tidende Ebbe Iversen 2009-08-13
Anmeldelse BT Susanne Johansson 2009-02-06
Anmeldelse Politiken Lotte Thorsen 2009-01-12
Anmeldelse BT Birgitte Grue 2009-01-09
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Ebbe Iversen 2009-01-09
Anmeldelse Børsen Morten Dürr 2009-01-09
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet Henrik Quietsch 2009-01-09
Anmeldelse Information Liselotte Michelsen 2009-01-09
Anmeldelse Kristeligt Dagblad Palle Schantz Lauridsen 2009-01-09
Artikel Kristeligt Dagblad Ida Knudsen 2009-01-09
Anmeldelse Metroexpress Mathilde Risvig 2009-01-09
Artikel Metroexpress 2009-01-09
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Katrine Sommer Boysen 2009-01-09
Anmeldelse Politiken Anders Hjort 2009-01-09
Anmeldelse Politiken Kim Skotte 2009-01-09
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Nikolai M Lassen 2009-01-09
Artikel Weekendavisen Marianne Krogh Andersen 2009-01-09
Anmeldelse BT Susanne Johansson 2006-06-14
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Jesper Eising 2006-06-14
Anmeldelse Børsen Ritzau 2006-06-14
Anmeldelse Metroexpress Ritzau 2006-06-14
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten 2006-06-14
Anmeldelse Politiken Hans Jørgen Møller 2006-06-14