The Countess' daughters

Mette Knudsen, Denmark, 2001

42 min.DK/Documentary

A dark November night in 1979, 300 women storm and occupy the Grevinde Danner Stiftelse in Copenhagen, to salvage it from demolition and transformation to offices. In a montage of old and new footage, the film follows the women's nerve wrecking race against time, as they, with the aid of a united Denmark, collect millions of Kroners to buy and restore the house, that was to become Denmark's first crisis centre for battered women.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Grevindens døtre
Danish title Grevindens døtre
Keywords Crisis centre, Women's movement, Grevinde Danner Foundation, The
Director Mette Knudsen
Screenplay Mette Knudsen
Producer Mette Knudsen, Nils Vest
Director of Photography Katia Forbert Petersen
Editor Jens Bidstrup
Production country Denmark
Production company Nils Vest Film, M/K Film
TV release 08.03.2001, DR 2


Production company Nils Vest Film, M/K Film


Direction Mette Knudsen


Script Mette Knudsen


Producer Mette Knudsen
Producer Nils Vest


Cinematography Katia Forbert Petersen


Stills Mette Knudsen


Editing Jens Bidstrup

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