Guds børn

Karsten Baagø, Claus Klok, Denmark, 1999

81 min.DK/Feature

On January 25, 1897, a tragedy struck the west coast. The crew of the lifeboat, "Liløre", perished in the stormy weather while carrying out a courageous maneuver. It was and still is the worst fatal accident in the history of the life-saving service. The funeral of the twelve who died was carried out as a large-scale and solemn ceremony. The nationally renowned minister, Carl Moe, who later became the leader of the Inner Mission, took charge of sprinkling earth on the coffins. There were, in point of fact, great expectations with regard to his eulogy, inasmuch as Moe's sermons in Harboøre had, over the course of several years, prophesied retribution and everlasting torments for the infidels and eternal life for the converted, the holy ones. The catastrophe in Harboøre and Carl Moe were hot topics for the nation's newspapers. Among others, Herman Bang issued animated reports from "death's beach". »Children of God« plays itself out in a historic epoch with great emotions, tragedies, conflicts and strong beliefs. A film about a society in transformation, a fragment of Denmark's history, as viewed from Western Jutland.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Guds børn
Danish title Guds børn
Director Karsten Baagø, Claus Klok
Screenplay Karsten Baagø, Claus Klok
Based on Maleren Niels Bjerres dagbøger har været en del af grundlaget for manuskriptet.
Director of Photography Hans Trier Vittarp
Editor Jesper Osmund
Composer Claus Klok
Appearances Anna Lica, Claus Klok, Karsten Baagø
Production country Denmark
Production companies Midt- og Vestjysk Mediefond
Domestic distribution Øst for Paradis
International sales Midt- og Vestjysk Mediefond / Søvej 2 / 7500 Holstebro / t +45 9612 1212 / f +45 9612 1213 / mediefond@midtvestfilm.dk
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info 35 mm, color, Sound
Danish theatrical release 05.11.1999
Cinemas Herning, Holstebro, Skjern
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7


Production companies Midt- og Vestjysk Mediefond
Domestic distribution Øst for Paradis


Direction Karsten Baagø
Direction Claus Klok


Script Karsten Baagø
Script Claus Klok
Script consultant Eddie Thomas Petersen


Production Palle Vedel


Cinematography Hans Trier Vittarp

Electrical dept.

Electrical dept. Bent Leth


Editing Jesper Osmund


Music Claus Klok

Special effects

Special effects Bent Leth


Ane Kirstine Liløre Anna Lica
Lægprædikant Niels Kr. Laugesen Claus Klok
Tilrejsende journalist Karsten Baagø

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