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Before the Frost

Michael Noer, Denmark, 2018

104 min.DK/FeatureDrama

Harsh circumstances reign in the countryside in the middle of the 19th century and with the prospect of yet another tough winter, the farmer Jens faces an unbearable choice. If the family is to survive the winter, he must make a deal with the rich farmer at the nearby farm and forsake his own moral and the most precious he owns, in an effort to secure them all a better life.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Danish title Før frosten
Original title Før frosten
Other titles Before the Frost
Director Michael Noer
Screenplay Jesper Fink, Michael Noer
Producer Matilda Appelin, René Ezra, Tomas Radoor
Director of Photography Sturla Brandth Grøvlen
Editor Adam Nielsen
Sound Morten Green, Nino Jacobsen
Composer Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen
Casting Tanja Grunwald
Appearances Jesper Christensen, Clara Rosager, Magnus Krepper, Elliott Crosset Hove
Production country Denmark
Subtitles No
Audio description No
Production companies Nordisk Film Production A/S
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Distribution A/S
International sale TrustNordisk / Filmbyen 22 / 2650 Hvidovre / t +45 3686 8788 / f +45 3677 4448 / info@trustnordisk.com / www.trustnordisk.com
Danish theatrical release 10.01.2019
Cinemas CinemaxX Fisketorvet
Nordisk Film Biografer Dagmar
Empire
Nordisk Film Biografer Falkonèr
Nordisk Film Biografer Fields
Grand Teatret
Nordisk Film Biografer Palads
Nordisk Film Biografer Taastrup
Nordisk Film Biografer Lyngby
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CinemaxX Aarhus
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Øst for Paradis
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Nordisk Film Biografer Aalborg City Syd
Biffen Aalborg
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Café Biografen
CinemaxX Odense
Nordisk Film Biografer Esbjerg
Fredericia
Nordisk Film Biografer Frederikssund
Nordisk Film Biografer Waves
Helsingør
Nordisk Film Biografer Herning
Nordisk Film Biografer Hillerød
Hjørring Biocenter
Holstebro
Horsens
Nordisk Film Biografer Kolding
Nordisk Film Biografer Køge
Middelfart
Nordisk Film Biografer Nykøbing Falster
Nordisk Film Biografer Næstved
Næstved Bio
Nordisk Film Biografer Randers
Roskilde
Silkeborg
Slagelse
Svendborg
Vejle
Viborg
Albertslund
Atlas, Rødovre
Baltoppen
Gentofte
Gladsaxe
Glostrup
Herlev BIG BIO
Ishøj Bio
Kastrup
Park Bio
Reprise T, Holte
Viften, Rødovre
Værløse
Frederikshavn
Grenaa
Haderslev (Kosmo)
Holbæk
Hørsholm, Trommen Bio
Ikast
Kalundborg
Klovborg
Nyborg
Ringsted
Rødby
Skive
Struer
Sønderborg
Thisted
Tønder
Varde
Vordingborg
Aabenraa
Birkerød
Fakse
Frederiksværk
Gilleleje
Grindsted
Hadsund
Haslev
Hornslet
Humlebæk
Malling
Nykøbing Mors
Odder
Ringkøbing
Rødding
Rønne
Skanderborg
Skørping
Sorø
Vig
Galten
Hadsten
Hammel
Nicolaj - Kolding
Korsør
Lemvig
Løgstør
Tisvilde
Aars
Hjallerup
Hobro
Kerteminde
Stege
Assens
Bjerringbro
Faaborg, Helios-Teatret
Karup
Mørkøv
Søllested
Toftlund
Aalestrup
Comment Jesper Christensen plays the lead in this fifth feature by Michael Noer, who world premiered his previous film, the international co-production 'Papillon' (2017), at Toronto. Noer made his feature debut with the prison drama 'R' (2010) and has also directed the gangster drama 'Norhtwest' (2013) and 'Key House Mirror' (2015).
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 15

Companies

Production companies Nordisk Film Production A/S
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut
In colaboration with DR
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Distribution A/S

Direction

Direction Michael Noer
Casting Tanja Grunwald

Script

Screenplay Jesper Fink
Screenplay Michael Noer

Production

Producer Matilda Appelin
Producer René Ezra
Producer Tomas Radoor
Executive producer Henrik Zein
Executive producer Lena Haugaard

Cinematography

Cinematographer Sturla Brandth Grøvlen

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Aslak Lytthans

Editing

Editor Adam Nielsen

Music

Composer Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen

Production design

Production designer Søren Schwarzberg

Wardrobe

Key costumer Louize Nissen

Makeup

Chief makeup artist Bjørg Serup

Sound

Sound designer Morten Green
Sound designer Nino Jacobsen

Appearance

Jens Jesper Christensen
Signe Clara Rosager
Gustav Magnus Krepper
Peder Elliott Crosset Hove
Holger Rasmus Hammerich
Agnes Ghita Nørby
Laurits Gustav Dyekjær Giese
Ole Oscar Dyekjær Giese
Mads Bertil De Lorenzi
Degnen Martin Greis

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Special Jury Award 2018 Tokyo International Film Festival 2018
Best Actor 2018 Tokyo International Film Festival 2018
Best Actor 2018 Chicago International Film Festival 2018

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Göteborg International Film Festival 2019-01-25
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2018-10-30
Tokyo International Film Festival 2018-10-25
Rome International Film Festival 2018-10-18
Chicago International Film Festival 2018-10-11
CPH PIX 2018-09-27
Toronto International Film Festival 2018-09-06
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.

Reviews and articles

On the library you can find these articles and revies and other material about the film.
Type Source Author Date
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Green Jensen, Bo 2019-01-11
Interview Weekendavisen Skyum-Nielsen, Rune 2019-01-11
Anmeldelse Børsen Dürr, Morten 2019-01-11
Anmeldelse BT Brunstrøm, Thomas 2019-01-10
Interview BT Brandi, Eva Maria 2019-01-10
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Lindberg, Kristian 2019-01-10
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet Queitsch, Henrik 2019-01-10
Anmeldelse Information Nikolajsen, Lone 2019-01-10
Interview Information Monggaard, Christian 2019-01-10
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Frank Rasmussen, Nanna 2019-01-10
Anmeldelse Politiken Skotte Christensen, Kim 2019-01-10
Interview Politiken Thorsen, Lotte 2019-01-10