Jacob Thuesen, Denmark, 2005

80 min.DK/Documentary

Los Angeles is a Mecca for cars. The city is build around a 930 mile-long freeway system, that is used every year by more than seven million cars. The L.A. freeway system just keeps growing and growing, and director Jacob Thuesen attempts to capture the rhythm of the expanding freeway system. As in his prize-winning portrait of the New York subway system, »Under New York« (1996), Thuesen is using curiosity and wonder as a driving force, following the many people, who drive the freeway and those who in vain try to control it. The result is a film filled with small absurd situations, and whose fragments at the end form a larger pattern.
Basic information Credits
Original title Freeway
Danish title Freeway
Keywords Traffic, Los Angeles, USA, Cars, Highways
Director Jacob Thuesen
Screenplay Nikolaj Scherfig
Producer Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær
Director of Photography Morten Søborg, Lars Skree
Editor Per K. Kirkegaard
Sound Rasmus Winther Jensen
Composer Nikolaj Egelund
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
International sales SF Film Production ApS
Technical info color, Sound
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Tju-Bang Film
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut


Direction Jacob Thuesen


Script Nikolaj Scherfig


Producer Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær
Producer''s assistant Ane Mandrup Pedersen


Cinematography Morten Søborg
Cinematography Lars Skree


Stills Chris Holmes
Director''s portrait Chris Holmes


Editing Per K. Kirkegaard


Music Nikolaj Egelund


Sound Rasmus Winther Jensen

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