Daniel Joseph Borgman, Denmark, 2020

94 min.DK/Feature

The film is a nightmare fairy-tale about a simple father, Jens, and his overwhelming love for his daughter, Liv. Jens, Liv and her gigantic bedridden mother, Maria, live an isolated life in a beautiful forest, a paradise of their own invention. A world where even the smallest things have a soul and the greatest meaning can be found in the journey of an ant into the sap of a tree. Liv is bright and full of life and curiosity that her father has inspired within her. Jens, however, carries a dark side which becomes increasingly hard to contain as Liv ventures out into the world, and the outside world encroaches in on the family. The thought of losing Liv becomes so frightening that Jens’s love for her smothers everything.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Harpiks
Danish title Harpiks
Other titles Resin
Director Daniel Joseph Borgman
Screenplay Bo hr. Hansen
Producer Katja Adomeit, Peter Aalbæk Jensen
Director of Photography Louise McLaughlin
Editor Sofie Marie Kristensen
Sound Anne Gry Friis Kristensen, Sigrid D.P.A. Jensen
Production designer Josephine Farsø Rasmussen, Christian Lacoppidan
Casting Tanja Grundwald
Appearances Peter Plaugborg, Amanda Collin, Vivelil Søgaard Holm, Ghita Nørby
Production country Denmark
Production companies Zentropa Productions2 ApS
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film A/S
International sales TrustNordisk / Filmbyen 22 / 2650 Hvidovre / t +45 3686 8788 / f +45 3677 4448 / info@trustnordisk.com / www.trustnordisk.com
Comment Third feature film by Daniel Borgman, following ’The Weight of Elephants’ (2013) and ’Loving Pia’ (2017), which both premiered at the Berlinale. His short film ’Berik’ (2010) won the Grand Prix de la Semaine de la Critique at Cannes.
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte


Production companies Zentropa Productions2 ApS
Co-producer Adomeit Film ApS
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, TV2, FilmFyn
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film A/S


Direction Daniel Joseph Borgman
1st assistant director Seumas Cooney
Casting Tanja Grundwald
Casting: children Amanda Lie-Rasmussen


Screenplay Bo hr. Hansen


Producer Katja Adomeit
Producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen
Executive producer Louise Vesth
Producer: development Ann-Alicia Thunbo Ilskov
Associate producer Tine Mikkelsen
Line producer Jon Hammer


Cinematographer Louise McLaughlin
Cinematographer: 2. unit Jacky Su


Stills Åsmund Sollihøgda

Electrical dept.

Best boy Aslak Lytthans


Editor Sofie Marie Kristensen

Production design

Production designer Josephine Farsø Rasmussen
Production designer Christian Lacoppidan


Makeup artist Sara Sofia Kaspar


Sound engineer Anne Gry Friis Kristensen
Sound designer Sigrid D.P.A. Jensen

Special effects

SFX Morten Jacobsen
SFX Hummer Højmark

Visual effects

Graphic design Åsmund Sollihøgda


Jens Peter Plaugborg
Roald Amanda Collin
Liv Vivelil Søgaard Holm
Else Ghita Nørby
Maria Sofie Gråbøl

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