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The gift

Niels Gråbøl, Denmark, 2008

98 min.DK/Feature

Mogens is an imaginative person. Sometimes a little too much, in which case he has, on occasion, been admitted to a mental hospital just to ease the pressure a little. He hasn't seen his family for years, but one day he turns up at a family reunion hosted by his former wife and two adult sons. They, however, do not share his enthusiasm. Soon one of his sons, Jens, has to escort his father back to the hospital. But perhaps because Jens has inherited a little of his father's runaway imagination, he takes pity on him, even as he keeps rambling on about a red sports car he has bought as a present. The two head out on a wild goose chase that leaves Jens gasping for air.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Gaven
Danish title Gaven
Other titles The gift
Director Niels Gråbøl
Screenplay Niels Gråbøl, Rasmus Botoft
Producer Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær
Director of Photography Morten Søborg
Editor Jacob Thuesen, Marlene Billie Andreasen
Sound Thomas Jæger, Jens de Place Bjørn, Jakob Garfield, Lisbet Obel
Composer Mads Heldtberg, Mikael Simpson
Production designer Thomas Greve
Casting Tanja Grunwald
Appearances Jakob Cedergren, Henning Jensen, Paw Henriksen, Karen-Lise Mynster
Production country Denmark
Production companies Tju-Bang Film
Domestic distribution Filmcompagniet - SF Film, Warner og Twentieth Century Fox
International sales AB Svensk Filmindustri / Råsundavägen 150 / 169 86 Stockholm / t +46 (0)8 409 188 00 / f +46 8680 3783 / international@sf.se / www.sfinternational.se
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info 2672 meter, 35 mm, color, Dolby, SRD
Danish theatrical release 30.04.2008
Cinemas Palads, Grand, BioCity (Tåstrup), CinemaxX, Empire, Kinopalæet (Lyngby), Metropol, Falkoner samt 22 biografer i provinsen
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11

Companies

Production companies Tju-Bang Film
Domestic distribution Filmcompagniet - SF Film, Warner og Twentieth Century Fox

Direction

Direction Niels Gråbøl
1st assistant director Peter Hingebjerg
2nd assistant director Mette Kjærgaard
3rd assistant director Peter Daniel Zeuthen
Casting Tanja Grunwald
Extras coordinator Stine Eilertzen
Creative supervisor Jakob Bak Ley

Script

Storyboard Lars Munck
Script Niels Gråbøl
Script Rasmus Botoft

Production

Unit manager Peter Hingebjerg
Executive producer Michael Fleischer
Line producer Ane Mandrup Pedersen
Producer Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær
Production manager Ane Mandrup Pedersen
Production assistant Karina Skovgaard
Production assistant Julie Rix Petersen
Production coordinator: post-production Ane Mandrup Pedersen
Production coordinator: post-production Karin Trolle
Production coordinator Jesper Müller
Production director Gitte Wahl
Head of tecnical unit Ivan Schmidt
Location scout Rikke Ulnits
Location coordinator Tina Ryoon Andersen

Cinematography

First assistant camera Tao Ahler
Video assistant Anna Eborn
Director of photography Niels Reedtz Johansen
Director of photography Magnus Nordenhof Jønck
First assistant camera Ian Hansen
Key grip Henry E. Williams
Film recording Andreas Schou Andersen
Cinematographer Niels Gråbøl
VFX cinematographer Alexander Marthin
Cinematography Morten Søborg

Stills

Stills Lars Høgsted
Stills Rolf Konow

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Morten Boserup
Gaffer Jacob Hoffmann
Best boy Andreas Engel
Best boy Alex Suhr
Assistant lighting technician Philip Fischer
Assistant lighting technician Magnus Christian Hansen
Assistant lighting technician Martin Hansen
Assistant lighting technician Niels Kjær Olsen
Assistant lighting technician Jonathan Go-Matsushima

Editing

Editing coordinator Jesper Müller
Assistant editor Kenneth Laugaard Andersen
Assistant editor Christian Einshøj
Assistant editor Henrik Bloch
Assistant editor Sofus Petersen
Assistant editor Sofie Steenberger
Editing Jacob Thuesen
Editing Marlene Billie Andreasen

Music

Music Mads Heldtberg
Music Mikael Simpson

Production design

Set dresser Rasmus Koch
Set dresser Rasmus Cold
Assistant set dresser Martin Skovbjerg Jensen
Production design Thomas Greve

Wardrobe

Wardrobe Susie Bjørnvad

Makeup

Makeup artist Pernelle Caspersen
Makeup artist Anne Cathrine Sauerberg

Sound

Sound engineer: post-production Eddie Simonsen
Sound engineer Thomas Jæger
Sound engineer Jens de Place Bjørn
Sound engineer Jakob Garfield
Sound engineer Lisbet Obel
Sound assistant Lea Korsgaard
Sound assistant Alex Pavlovic
Foley artist Anne Jensen
Sound assistant: post-production Lars Rasmussen

Special effects

SFX Hans Peter Ludvigsen

Visual effects

VFX supervisor Peter Hjorth
Title design Benjamin Robin Graahede
Title design Niels Gråbøl
VFX Alexander Marthin
Title design Anna Eborn
Colorist Thomas Therchilsen
Color timing Ejvind Bording

Stunt

Stunt coordinator Stig Günther
Stunt coordinator Dennis Albrethsen

Animation

Animation Luba Mukibi
Animation Rikke Bjerre
Animation Niels Gråbøl
Creative supervisor Jakob Bak Ley
Assistant Dorte Stidsing

Appearance

Jens Jakob Cedergren
Mogens Henning Jensen
Simon Paw Henriksen
Susanne Karen-Lise Mynster
Mormor Rita Angela
Henry William Rosenberg
Stine Lisbeth Wulff
Jonas Christopher Palmelund Simonsen
Forvagt Rasmus Botoft
Gunnar Ulf Pilgaard
Else Lene Brøndum
Mand med hund Niels Gråbøl
Ulrik Crone Ulrik Crone
Bagerjomfru Josefine Gråbøl
Louise Rikke Lylloff
Sygeplejerske Katrine Falkenberg
Ældre herre Helge Scheuer
Portør Stig Günther
Lastbilchauffør Hans Holtegaard
Portør Christian Brettin Meyer

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Göteborg International Film Festival 2009-01-23
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 BT Susanne Johansson 2008-05-09
Anmeldelse Kristeligt Dagblad Henrik Uth Jensen 2008-05-02
Anmeldelse Kristeligt Dagblad Henrik Uth Jensen 2008-05-02
Anmeldelse BT Jacob Wendt Jensen 2008-04-30
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Ebbe Iversen 2008-04-30
Anmeldelse Børsen Morten Durr 2008-04-30
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet Niels Lind Larsen 2008-04-30
Anmeldelse Information Christian Monggaard 2008-04-30
Anmeldelse Information Christian Monggaard 2008-04-30
Anmeldelse Metroexpress Soeren Langelund 2008-04-30
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Sophie Engberg Sonne 2008-04-30
Anmeldelse Politiken Kim Skotte 2008-04-30
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Bo Green Jensen 2008-04-30
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Bo Green Jensen 2008-04-30
Anmeldelse Nyhedsavisen Rene Fredensborg 2008-04-30
Artikel Politiken Michael Bo 2008-04-12