51 min.DK/Short fictionChildren's films

A curse rests upon Johanna and her father, who lives in a small house in a village. Every night Johanna's father is haunted by nightmarish animals. To protect him from these animals, Johanna has arranged for her father to be locked up every night at bedtime inside metal grilles. Because of the noise and bustle of the animals, Johanna never sleeps properly, and she often falls asleep during school days. Johanna slowly realizes that it is an unsustainable situation, and when she meets and becomes friends with Elliot, the new boy in class, she finally gets the strength and confidence to lift the curse and win her freedom.
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Original title Forbandelsen
Danish title Forbandelsen
Keywords Drama, Father-daughter relation, Curses
Director Mariella Harpelunde Jensen
Screenplay Mariella Harpelunde Jensen
Producer Karoline Leth
Director of Photography Lars Reinholdt
Editor Søren B. Ebbe
Sound Thomas Jæger, Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Composer Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Production designer Thomas Greve
Casting Tine Sætter-Lassen
Appearance Katrin Alfredsdottir, Jens Andersen, Sami Paludan Møller, Jacob Ulrik Lohmann
Production country Denmark
Online release 17.09.2012, Filmstriben
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company
Co-production SF Film Production ApS


Direction Mariella Harpelunde Jensen
Continuity Lillian Rype Fokdal
Casting Tine Sætter-Lassen


Script Mariella Harpelunde Jensen


Producer Karoline Leth
Line producer Maj-Britt Paulmann Dalsgaard
Unit manager Anders Barlebo
Location manager Lennart Storgaard
Production assistant Cecilie Anna Christiansen
Production manager Claus Nielsen
Producer's assistant Andreas Hjortdal
Executive producer Michael Fleischer


Cinematography Lars Reinholdt
First assistant camera Anders Hansen
DIT Sille Martens

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Mads Køngerskov
Best boy Ivan Molina Carmona
Best boy Jacob Møller
Best boy Jonathan Go-Matsushima


Editing Søren B. Ebbe
Assistant editor Line Gellert


Composer Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen

Production design

Production design Thomas Greve
Property master Allan Elsass
Set designer Maria Torp
Set designer Ole Kofoed
Set designer Lone Friis
Set designer Stine Gudmundsen-Holmgreen


Stylist Louise Hauberg Nielsen
Costume assistant Malene Klitte Jensen


Sound recordist Jonas Langkilde
Sound designer Thomas Jæger
Sound engineer Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen


Stunt coordinator Stig Günther


Johanna Katrin Alfredsdottir
Johannas far Jens Andersen
Elliot Sami Paludan Møller
Andersen Jacob Ulrik Lohmann
Pingvin og Panda Sigrid Kandal Husjord
Pingvin stand-in Ann Smith
Elliots far David Munis Zepernick
Elliots mor Louise Rosing-Schow

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