H.C. Andersen og den skæve skygge

Jannik Hastrup, Denmark, 1998

78 min.DK/FeatureAnimation

Hastrup has Andersen and his shadow go through the great storyteller's life from beginning to end. It is all there: the hardships, including his learning to cope with fear; the guiding light of a loving mother; the thwarted early ambition of becoming a ballet dancer; the inevitable unrequited love, the sexual dreaming; and the rewards and temptations of fame and travel. In short, the stuff and substance of Andersen's entire life and literary oeuvre. The relentless presence of The Shadow finds its happy counterpoints in the merging into the action of beloved Andersen creations as, in particular, the Ugly Duckling, destined for proudest swanhood.
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Original title H.C. Andersen og den skæve skygge
Danish title H.C. Andersen og den skæve skygge
Director Jannik Hastrup
Screenplay Bent Haller
Producer Marie Bro
Sound Niels Arild
Composer Fuzzy
Production designer Kun Hwa Chang, Ole Bidstrup, Bigita Faber
Production country Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Production company Zentropa Productions
Domestic distribution Buena Vista International
International sales TrustNordisk / Filmbyen 22 / 2650 Hvidovre / t +45 3686 8788 / f +45 3677 4448 / info@trustnordisk.com / www.trustnordisk.com
Technical info 2066 meter, 35 mm, Widescreen, color, Sound
Danish theatrical release 16.01.1998
Cinemas Palads, Lyngby Teatret, Scala, Grand, Værløse Bio, BioCity (Tåstrup), Albertslund Bio samt provinsen (i alt 25 kopier)
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company Zentropa Productions
Executive Producer Dansk Tegnefilm
Domestic distribution Buena Vista International


Direction Jannik Hastrup


Script Bent Haller
Storyboard Jannik Hastrup


Producer Marie Bro
Executive producer Jannik Hastrup
Co-producer Lars Jönsson
Co-producer Axel Helgeland
Legal coordinator Lene Børglum
Executive producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen


Music Fuzzy

Production design

Production design Kun Hwa Chang
Production design Ole Bidstrup
Production design Bigita Faber


Sound Niels Arild


H.C. Andersen Jesper Klein
Skyggen Claus Ryskjær
Moderen Ghita Nørby
Fanden Jarl Kulle
Jenny Lind Tammi Øst
Emma Bodil Udsen
Johanne Ditte Gråbøl
Bedstefaderen Ove Sprogøe
Louise Sofie Gråbøl
Teaterdirektøren Axel Strøbye
Meisling, Öehlenschläger Tommy Kenter
Rejsekammeraten, plejer Otto Brandenburg
En gal Povl Dissing
Heks Margrethe Koytu
Moster Lone Kellermann
Colin Ole Ernst


Animation Asta Sigurdardóttir
Animation Georges Stoyanoff
Animation Karin Nilsson
Animation Anna Gellert Nielsen
Animation Nancy Carrig
Animation Alice Rasmussen
Character design Per Tønnes Nielsen

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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festival
CDT Telecom Prize 2000 Stuttgart International Animation Film Festival 2000

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2013-05-27
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2005-09-01
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2005-08-11
Athens Olympia Int. Film Festival For Children and Young People 2005-04-02
Athens Olympia Int. Film Festival For Children and Young People 2002-11-30
Stuttgart International Animation Film Festival 2000-03-16
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 1999-11-04
Mannheim-Heidelberg, Int. Film Festival 1998-10-09
Cannes, Festival de 1998-05-13
Malmö, BUFF 1998-03-23
Berlinale 1998-02-11
Göteborg International Film Festival 1998-01-30
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.
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