The Hangman at Home

Michelle Kranot, Uri Kranot, Denmark, 2020

13 min.DK/Short fictionAnimation

“What does the hangman think about when he goes home at night from work?” Inspired by the iconic Carl Sandburg poem (1922), The Hangman at Home explores themes of acknowledgement and participation. The film invites you into five interwoven stories featuring people caught in a pivotal moment. We watch their intimate deeds and they gaze back, transforming us from spectators to witnesses. The film is not about hanging people, but about the awkward intimacy that comes with being human, and the connection between spectator, witness, and accomplice. The Hangman at Home reveals that we are all alike in these moments, while also raising questions of responsibility.
Basic information Credits
Original title The Hangman at Home
Danish title The Hangman at Home
Director Michelle Kranot, Uri Kranot
Screenplay Michelle Kranot, Uri Kranot
Producer Lana Tankosa Nikolic, Emmanuel Alain-Raynal, Pierre Baussaron, Katayoun Dibamehr, Avi Amar, Marc Bertrand, Julie Roy
Editor Michelle Kranot, Uri Kranot
Sound Pierre Yves Drapeau
Composer Uri Kranot
Production country Denmark, France, Canada
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Production company
Executive Producer Late Love Production IVS
Co-production Miyu Productions, Floréal Films, National Film Board of Canada
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Den Vestdanske Filmpulje, CNC, Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Charente amtsråd
In collaboration with CNC


Direction Michelle Kranot
Direction Uri Kranot


Screenplay Michelle Kranot
Screenplay Uri Kranot


Producer Lana Tankosa Nikolic
Producer Emmanuel Alain-Raynal
Producer Pierre Baussaron
Producer Katayoun Dibamehr
Producer Avi Amar
Producer Marc Bertrand
Producer Julie Roy
Technical chief Morten Andersen
Line producer Michelle Kranot
Production assistant Kristina Sletting Jensen
Technical advisor Rune Brink Hansen
Technical supervisor Karsten Nisbeth


Editor Michelle Kranot
Editor Uri Kranot
Editing supervisor Luis Cook


Composer Uri Kranot
Mixer Thomas Richard Christensen
Musical recording Thomas Richard Christensen
Musical arrangement Thomas Richard Christensen
Musician Jody Ghani Nordby
Musician Thomas Richard Christensen
Musician Uri Kranot
Piano Pierre Benoit

Production design

Set dresser Lana Tankosa Nikolic


Sound designer Pierre Yves Drapeau
Foley artist Lise Wedlock
Foley assistant Thomas Garant
Foley recordist Geoffrey Mitchell
Foley recordist Luc Léger
Recording Jean Paul Vialard


Voice Anne Dorval

Visual effects

Compositing Morten Andersen
Compositing Uri Kranot


Animation Michelle Kranot
Animation Uri Kranot
Animation Juliette Viger
Animation Mohammed Babakouhiashrafi
Animation Fabian Corre
Animation Morten Andersen

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