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Happy Ending

Hella Joof, Denmark, 2018

96 min.DK/FeatureComedy

Helle has been waiting forever for her workaholic husband Peter to retire, so they can enjoy the autumn of their life together. She really wants to travel and explore the world with him – but when Peter comes home from his last day at work, life takes a surprisingly new turn, as he has a big surprise for her; he is pursuing a new career as a wine importer and has invested all their savings in an exclusive vineyard in Austria! Helle and Peter split up and they each set out on a blazing journey of discovery, filled with new opportunities, problems and dreams… But can you start over after 50 years of marriage? And can you live without each other after all?
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Happy ending
Danish title Happy ending
Other titles Happy Ending
Director Hella Joof
Screenplay Mette Heeno
Producer Mie Andreasen
Director of Photography Kim Høgh Mikkelsen
Editor Julius Krebs Damsbo
Sound Roar Skau Olsen, Mikkel Groos
Composer Flemming Nordkrog
Production designer Mette Rio
Casting Anja Philip
Appearances Kurt Ravn, Birthe Neumann, Charlotte Sieling, Marianne Høgsbro
Production country Denmark
Production companies Happy Ending Film & TV ApS
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Distribution A/S
International sales m-appeal world sales UG / Prinzessinnenstraße 16 / 10969 Berlin / t +49 30 61 50 75 05 / sales@m-appeal.com / www.m-appeal.com
Danish theatrical release 25.12.2018
Comment The film is Hella Joof's eighth feature film. After a series of stage, TV and film performances in the 90s, Hella Joof made her debut as feature film director with the highly successful 'Shake It All About' in 2001.
DFI subsidy Markedsordningen
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7

Companies

Production companies Happy Ending Film & TV ApS
With support from TV2 Danmark, Det Danske Filminstitut
In collaboration with FilmFyn
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Distribution A/S

Direction

Direction Hella Joof
1st assistant director Kenneth Andersen
Continuity Sedsel Andersen
Casting Anja Philip
Extras coordinator Jacob Thomas Pilgaard

Script

Screenplay Mette Heeno
Script consultant Marie Østerbye
Script consultant Trine Breum

Production

Producer Mie Andreasen
Line producer Sanne Arnt Torp
Executive producer Mie Andreasen
Executive producer Mette Heeno
Production coordinator Josefine Mathiassen
Production assistant Sune Wahl
Producer's assistant Nina Helveg
Producer's assistant Esther Nissen
Location scout Anne Magnér
Location coordinator Søren Bastrup Bojsen
Location coordinator Rasmus Kølbæk
Post Producer Mia Bang Stenberg
Post-producton coordinator Birgitte Ilm

Cinematography

Cinematographer Kim Høgh Mikkelsen
First assistant camera Henrik Lyngbo
Camera assistant Neffi Kristensen
2nd cinematographer Ian N. Tomkins
DIT Victor Mathiesen
Key grip Peder Pedersen
Drone operator Tao Ahler
Underwater cinematographer Thomas Kristensen
Best boy grip Emil Taasinge
Clapper Allan Legarth Nielsen
DIT Rasmus Wittrup
DIT Andreas Wejs Hansen

Stills

Still photographer Rolf Konow

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Per Danbo
Best boy Gabriel Stefan
Assistant lighting technician Ib Valentin
Best boy Morten Kastberg

Editing

Editor Julius Krebs Damsbo
Avid supervisor Liv Lynge
Assistant editor Anna Bokelund
Trailer editor Morten Højbjerg
Trailer editor Henrik Vincent Thiesen

Music

Composer Flemming Nordkrog
Music supervisor Anders-Peter Andreasen

Production design

Production designer Mette Rio
Property master Gitte Lorentsen
Set dresser Karsten Holst
Set dresser Esben Mourier
Set dresser Jeanett Brahe
Set dresser Kamilla Hancke Rosado
Set decorator Ella Lorck

Wardrobe

Costume designer Pernille Holm
Costume on set Marianne Elgaard-Bendtsen
Costume on set Anna Carli Holmgren
Costume assistant Lisbet Mikkelsen

Makeup

Chief makeup artist Charlotte Laustsen
Makeup artist Charlotte Tess Dam
Makeup assistant Nicoline Mathilde Persson
Makeup assistant Vickie Aviaja

Sound

Sound designer Roar Skau Olsen
Sound designer Mikkel Groos
Sound recordist Roar Skau Olsen
Boom operator Mark Vesterskov
Boom operator Christian Munk Scheuer
Mixer Roar Skau Olsen
Mixer Mikkel Groos
Dialogue editor Mikkel Groos
Sound effects Roar Skau Olsen
Foley artist Catrine le Dous
Foley recordist Jonas R. Kirkegaard
Foley recordist Jonas Garfield Rasch

Visual effects

Online Kristian Hansen
Colourist Anders Bloch Rose
VFX Thomas Øhlenschlæger
VFX Lasse Strøm
VFX Asger Peder Mortensen
Graphic design Lasse Strøm
DCP mastering Thomas Caspersen
Art work Mia Selin

Appearance

Peter Kurt Ravn
Helle Birthe Neumann
Trine Charlotte Sieling
Linda Marianne Høgsbro
Alice Tammi Øst
Nanna Rikke Bilde
Ida Emilie Koppel
Birgitte Mette Munk Plum
Jess Kurt Dreyer
Carsten Benjamin Kitter
Lars Kenneth M. Christensen
Sille Emily Budde Frederiksen
Ung fyr Søren Bastrup Bojsen
Tjener Søren Salin
Kvinde i bank Sabrine Feldt Pedersen
Mand i bank Mads Kruse
Gravid kvinde Sandra Friis

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Moscow Int. Film Festival 2019-04-18
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
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Green Jensen, Bo 2018-12-28
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Lindberg, Kristian 2018-12-27
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet Queitsch, Henrik 2018-12-27
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Vandrup, Frederik Asschenfeldt 2018-12-25
Anmeldelse BT Brunstrøm, Thomas 2018-12-25
Interview BT Kamp, Anders Højbjerg 2018-12-25
Anmeldelse Politiken Skotte Christensen, Kim 2018-12-24
Interview Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Olsson, Pernille Glavind 2018-12-23
Artikel Berlingske Tidende Almbjerg, Sarah-Iben 2018-12-21
Interview Berlingske Tidende Almbjerg, Sarah-Iben 2018-12-21
Anmeldelse Information Nikolajsen, Lone 2018-12-21
Interview BT Iversen, Nikolaj 2018-12-18
Interview Børsen Solgaard, Michael 2018-12-14
Artikel Berlingske Tidende Enggaard, Michael 2017-06-19
Artikel Berlingske Tidende Ritzau 2017-03-27
Artikel BT Ritzau 2017-03-25