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Harbour of hope

Magnus Gertten, Denmark, 2012

59 min.DK/Documentary

In april 1945 the city of Malmö was mobilized in order to take care of the survivors from the nazi concentration camps. During april and may approximately 17.000 people arrived and were placed in schools, dance halls, sports halls and provisional hospitals. The Malmö Museum closed down and made room for the refugees to sleep underneath the paintings in the art gallery. Later, in the summer of 1945, another 10.000 people from the camps arrived in Malmö. In archive footage from april 1945 we see thousands of concentration camp refugees arriving on ferries into the harbour of Malmö. The film photographer focuses on a ten year old blond smiling girl on the quay. We meet the little girl on the archive film, 66 years later, Irene.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Håbets havn
Danish title Håbets havn
Other titles Harbour of hope
Keywords World War 2, Refugees, Sweden, 1940-1949
Director Magnus Gertten
Screenplay Jesper Osmund, Magnus Gertten
Producer Lennart Ström, Magnus Gertten, Vibeke Vogel
Director of Photography Jon Rudberg
Editor Jesper Osmund
Sound Ingar Asdahl
Composer Magnus Jarlbo
Appearances Irene Krausz-Fainman, Stig Kinnhagen, Ewa Kabacinska Jansson, Joe Rozenberg
Production country Denmark, Sweden
Production companies Auto Images
DFI subsidy Minor
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7

Companies

Production companies Auto Images

Direction

Direction Magnus Gertten

Script

Script Jesper Osmund
Script Magnus Gertten
Research Gustaf von Gertten
Research Martin Theander
Research Joakim Lindhé
Research Hanna Solberger
Translation Thomas Löwhagen
Translation Ingrid Eng

Production

Producer Lennart Ström
Producer Magnus Gertten
Producer Vibeke Vogel
Executive producer Lennart Ström
Executive producer Marek Nowowiejski
Post Producer Camilla Dal
Production manager: Poland Tomek Gaj
Outreach producer Ove Rishøj Jensen
Technical coodinator Erik Varde

Cinematography

Cinematography Jon Rudberg
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Petro Aleksowski
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Erik Varde
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Niklas Forshell
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Nille Leander

Editing

Editing Jesper Osmund
Editing supervisor Niels Pagh Andersen

Music

Composer Magnus Jarlbo
Sound engineer Rafal Smolen

Sound

Sound designer Ingar Asdahl

Visual effects

CGI effects Johan Folkesson
CGI effects Hemn Habib
Colourist Rune Felix Holm
Graphic design Peter Bruhn
Graphic design Stefan Narancic

Appearance

Appearance Irene Krausz-Fainman
Appearance Stig Kinnhagen
Appearance Ewa Kabacinska Jansson
Appearance Joe Rozenberg
Appearance Bo Fröberg
Appearance Ronit Nadine Frenkel
Appearance Rose Rozenberg
Appearance Leif Jansson
Appearance Jan Eliasson

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