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Happy go lucky

Phie Ambo, Denmark, 2006

77 min.DK/DocumentaryPortrait films

A humorous documentary about film director Nicolas Winding Refn and his struggle to clear himself of a personal debt of DKK 5.5 million - to secure his family financially and help him get on with his life. Refn, noted for his debut cult movie »Pusher« from 1996, was forced to file for personal bankruptcy after »Fear X« (2003) failed at the boxoffice. His only chance to wipe the slate clean and continue his career as a filmmaker was to produce »Pusher 2« and »Pusher 3«. »Gambler« humorously portrays his ambitious project where there is no time for writer's block and where deadlines are to be met if money is to keep rolling in.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Gambler
Danish title Gambler
Other titles Happy go lucky
Keywords Film History, Refn, Nicolas Winding, Film Production
Director Phie Ambo
Producer Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær, Christian Rank
Director of Photography Phie Ambo
Editor Theis Schmidt
Sound Mads Lundgård, Morten Wille
Composer Nikolaj Hess, Jens Bjørnkjær
Appearances Henrik Danstrup, Liv Corfixen, Nicolas Winding Refn, Frank
Production country Denmark
Production companies Tju-Bang Film
Domestic distribution Dox-on-wheels, Nordisk Film International Sales, Filmcompagniet - SF Film, Warner og Twentieth Century Fox
International sales TrustNordisk / Filmbyen 22 / 2650 Hvidovre / t +45 3686 8788 / f +45 3677 4448 / info@trustnordisk.com / www.trustnordisk.com
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info color
Danish theatrical release 20.04.2006
Cinemas Empire samt i 14 provinsbiografer på den efterfølgende turné:
Panorama Biografen, Middelfart: 28-30. april
Café Biografen, Odense: 1-3. maj
Øst for Paradis, Århus: 5-7. maj
Apollon, Struer: 9-10. maj
Nicolai Biograf, Kolding: 12-14. maj
Biffen, Ålborg: 19-21. maj
Vig Bio: 23-24. maj
Glostrup Bio: 26-28. maj
Albertslund Biograferne: 2-5. juni
Gladsaxe Bio: 6. juni
Victoria Teatret, Sorø: 8-11. juni
Bio Silkeborg: 13-14. juni
Skibby Kino: 16-18. juni
Tisvilde Bio: 13-16. juli
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all

Companies

Production companies Tju-Bang Film
Domestic distribution Dox-on-wheels, Nordisk Film International Sales, Filmcompagniet - SF Film, Warner og Twentieth Century Fox

Direction

Direction Phie Ambo
Assistant director Mira Jargil

Production

Producer Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær
Producer Christian Rank
Executive producer Michael Fleischer
Production assistant Karina Skovgaard
Production assistant Tina Ryoon Andersen
Producer's assistant Ane Mandrup Pedersen

Cinematography

Cinematography Phie Ambo

Editing

Editing Theis Schmidt
Assistant editor Mikael Kloster Ebbesen
Assistant editor Anders Albjerg Kristiansen
Editing supervisor Janus Billeskov Jansen

Music

Composer Nikolaj Hess
Composer Jens Bjørnkjær

Sound

Sound engineer Mads Lundgård
Sound engineer Morten Wille
Sound assistant Jakob Garfield

Visual effects

Graphic design Christina Poulsen
Colourist Jan Tvilling
Graphic design Torsten Høgh Rasmussen

Appearance

Producenten Henrik Danstrup
Kæresten Liv Corfixen
Jang Nicolas Winding Refn
Rammemanden Frank
Kusse Kurt Kusse Kurt

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2018-01-23
Toronto International Film Festival 2013-10-01
Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival 2012-07-19
München International Film Festival 2012-06-29
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2012-04-26
Torino International Film Festival 2009-11-13
Istanbul Festival of Independent Films 2007-02-15
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2006-10-30
Warsaw International Film Festival 2006-10-06
Helsinki Film Festival - Love & Anarchy 2006-09-14
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2006-08-15
Melbourne Film Festival 2006-07-26
Sydney Film Festival 2006-06-09
Seattle International Film Festival 2006-05-25
Buenos Aires Festival de Cine Independiente 2006-04-11
Göteborg International Film Festival 2006-01-27
Rotterdam, International Film Festival 2006-01-25
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
Artikel Politiken gru 2006-09-15
Anmeldelse BT jacob wendt jensen 2006-04-21
Anmeldelse Information lars movin 2006-04-21
Anmeldelse Kristeligt Dagblad henrik uth jensen 2006-04-21
Anmeldelse Metroexpress frederik asschenfeldt vandrup 2006-04-21
Anmeldelse Politiken kim skotte 2006-04-21
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende ebbe iversen 2006-04-20
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet niels lind larsen 2006-04-20
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten katrine sommer boysen 2006-04-20
Anmeldelse Urban louise kidde sauntved 2006-04-20
Interview Urban louise kidde sauntved 2006-04-19
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten rusk 2006-04-19
Artikel Ekstra Bladet kim kastrup 2006-04-18
Artikel Berlingske Tidende ebbe iversen 2006-04-13
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten michael enggaard 2006-04-12
Artikel Politiken ritzau 2006-01-31
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten rune skyum-nielsen 2005-11-09
Artikel Politiken michael bo 2005-10-29