The Concept of an Uncomplicated Life With a Man

Jørgen Kastrup, Ib Kastrup, Denmark, 2006

43 min.DK/Short fiction

Susanne works in a hospital kitchen. Her boyfriend, Kim, is writing his first novel. Susanne wishes she could have the life of her pregnant colleague, Ester. Then one day, Ester tells her she is leaving her boyfriend who has been cheating on her. To Kim's chagrin, Susanne invites Ester to spend the night at their place. Days turn into weeks. While Kim and Ester find they have more in common than they first thought, Susanne soon feels left out.
Basic information Credits
Original title Forestillingen om et ukompliceret liv med en mand
Danish title Forestillingen om et ukompliceret liv med en mand
Other titles New Danish Screen 002
Keywords Marriages, Relationship, Women, Children, Infertility, Pregnancy, Denmark, 2000-2009
Director Jørgen Kastrup, Ib Kastrup
Screenplay Ib Kastrup, Jørgen Kastrup
Based on Efter roman af Helle Helle.
Producer Carsten Holst
Director of Photography Jan Pallesen
Editor Janne Bjerg Sørensen
Sound Nikolaj Lick
Composer Nanna Lüders
Production designer Esben Mourier
Casting Tine Miehe-Renard
Appearance Rikke Louise Andersson, Jakob Cedergren, Maria Rich, Dar Salim
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
Technical info color
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Thura Film
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut


Direction Jørgen Kastrup
Direction Ib Kastrup
Continuity Anne-Marie Ubbe
Casting Tine Miehe-Renard


Script Ib Kastrup
Script Jørgen Kastrup


Producer Carsten Holst
Location manager Anders Jacobsen
Production manager Barbara Crone
Production assistant Hans Bülow Ungfelt
Unit manager Jimmy Leavens


Cinematography Jan Pallesen
First assistant camera Bastian Schiøtt


Stills Anders Ingvartsen

Electrical dept.

Electrical dept. Niels Dose


Editing Janne Bjerg Sørensen
Assistant editor Liv Lynge


Music Nanna Lüders

Production design

Production design Esben Mourier


Wardrobe Margrethe Rasmussen


Makeup Helle Birk Møller


Sound Nikolaj Lick


Susanne Rikke Louise Andersson
Kim Jakob Cedergren
Ester Maria Rich
Taxachauffør Dar Salim
Luffe Martin Buch

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