56 min.DK/Documentary

This film is about hope - the hope to extend life and cure people with cancer. And the ultimate hope that one day all gathered research and knowledge will lead to a future cure for cancer. Three doctors from the department of Oncology at Herlev Hospital are trying to find a cure for cancer. They are driven by their desire to understand the errors in the human organism that causes cancer and threaten life and health of every 3 adult in Denmark. The film is about cancer research, advanced technology and the immune system, but it is also about anarchism, creativity, willpower and an extraordinary faith in the future.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Forsøget
Danish title Forsøget
Keywords Cancer, Cancer patients, Life extension, Medical science, Research, Denmark, 2010-2019
Director Louise Detlefsen, Louise Unmack Kjeldsen
Producer Mette Heide
Director of Photography Henrik Bohn Ipsen
Editor Steen Johannessen
Composer Martin Juel Dirkov
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language Danish
Production company Plus Pictures
International sales
TV release 23.10.2014, TV 2
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company Plus Pictures
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut


Direction Louise Detlefsen
Direction Louise Unmack Kjeldsen


Producer Mette Heide
Production Mette Mailand
Production Simon Dixgaard
Production Erlend Indseth


Cinematographer Henrik Bohn Ipsen
First assistant camera Per Fredrik Skiöld
First assistant camera Louise Detlefsen


Editor Steen Johannessen


Composer Martin Juel Dirkov


Sound: post-production Martin Juel Dirkov

Visual effects

Graphic design Emil Thorbjørnsson

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Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.
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