When heaven falls

Manyar I. Parwani, Denmark, 2009

115 min.DK/Feature

Sara was removed from her family at age 11 and placed in foster care. Now 28, she receives word that her biological mother has died. Despite her resistance to dig into her unresolved past, she attends the funeral and wants to see her older brother, Danni. They were close as kids, but Sara soon realises that neither Danni nor their father, Kjeld, can recognise her and she decides to keep quiet about her identity. Her plan is to see her brother and then quickly return to Copenhagen. The plan changes when she finds out that she has two younger sisters. Keeping watch on her father''s house, Sara soon realises that what is going on there has traces back to her childhood.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Himlen falder
Danish title Himlen falder
Director Manyar I. Parwani
Screenplay Manyar I. Parwani
Producer Ib Tardini
Director of Photography Lars Reinholdt
Editor Faisel Butt
Sound Jakob Garfield
Composer Halfdan E
Production designer Lene Ejlersen
Appearance Mille Hoffmeyer Lehfeldt, Marcus Nicolas Christensen, Dick Kaysø, Kirsten Olesen
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution
International sales TrustNordisk
Technical info 3132 meter, 2,35:1 Scope, Dolby SR
Danish theatrical release 30.01.2009
Cinemas Dagmar, Palads, Svendborg, BioCity (Odense), CinemaxX, Kinopalæet (Lyngby), BioCity (Aalborg), Metropol (Århus)
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 15
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Production company Zentropa Entertainments18
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution


Direction Manyar I. Parwani
Casting: children Jette Termann
Extras coordinator Anne Magnér


Script Manyar I. Parwani
Script consultant Faisel Butt
Script consultant Jannik Tai Mosholt


Production Ib Tardini
Producer Ib Tardini
Technical advisor Lars Dela
Producer''s assistant Anne Juul
Production assistant Elisabeth Victoria Poulsen
Production assistant Rikke Ege Høilund
Production assistant Kim Arnt Torp
Producer''s assistant Agnes R. Trier
Co-producer Camilla Ramonn
Production coordinator: post-production Katja Adomeit
Production manager Mouns Overgaard
Financing consultant Marie Gade Denessen
Technical advisor Lars Dela
Unit manager Ida Øversveen Gabrielsen
Location scout Anders Jacobsen
Location scout Christina Kallan
Production manager Mouns Overgaard


Cinematography Lars Reinholdt
2nd cinematographer Martin Top Jacobsen
First assistant camera Laura Hallberg
Video assistant Jasper Spanning
Video assistant Kasper Bylov
Film recording Helen Juhl
Film recording Henning Lind Eriksen
Poster Jacob Thorbek
Poster Rasmus Meisler

Electrical dept.

Electrical dept. Morten Kastberg
Best boy Jonas Palsgård


Editing Faisel Butt
Editing supervisor Janus Billeskov Jansen
Assistant editor Daniel de Vue
Assistant editor Sune Frederik Andersen
Assistant editor Olesya Kireeva


Music Halfdan E
Music supervisor Mikkel Maltha

Production design

Production designer Lene Ejlersen


Costume on set Rikke Simonsen
Costume assistant Maria Tougaard Andersen
Costume on set Maxine Blystad Collins


Sound Jakob Garfield
B-sound designer Lea Korsgaard
Boom operator Martin Birch
Sound assistant Stefan Garfield Rasch Holm
Foley artist Torben Greve

Visual effects

Graphic design Ian Walsh
Digital grading Daniel Joseph Borgman
HD online Simon Lytting
HD online Mikael Reidar
Color timing Ejvind Bording


Stunt driver Hans Peter Ludvigsen
Stunt Martin Spang Olsen

Other credits

Research Frida Paustian


Sara Mille Hoffmeyer Lehfeldt
Danni Marcus Nicolas Christensen
Kjeld Dick Kaysø
Else Kirsten Olesen
Sanne Clara Bruun Sandbye
Sofie Kathinka Lucia Meyer-Johansen
Mogensen Kristian Halken
Jimmy Martin Spang Olsen
Kenneth Michael Grønnemose
Rune Mads Rømer
Susanne Sarah Boberg
Mads Martin Hylander Brücker
Sara, 8 år Olivia
Danni, 11 år Oliver
Thor Gustav

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Type Source Author Date
Varia Politiken-Fonden Jakob Hvide Beim 2009-07-12
Varia Politiken-Fonden Jakob Hvide Beim 2009-07-12
Artikel Berlingske Tidende Ebbe Iversen 2009-02-27
Anmeldelse BT 2009-01-30
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Ebbe Iversen 2009-01-30
Anmeldelse Børsen Morten Dürr 2009-01-30
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet 2009-01-30
Anmeldelse Information Christian Monggaard 2009-01-30
Anmeldelse Kristeligt Dagblad Palle Schantz Lauridsen 2009-01-30
Anmeldelse Metroexpress Henrik Østergaard 2009-01-30
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Johannes H Christensen 2009-01-30
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Bettina Heltberg 2009-01-30
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Bo Green Jensen 2009-01-30
Artikel Information Troels Halgreen 2009-01-30
Artikel Metroexpress Ritzau 2009-01-29
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Anders Raahauge 2009-01-29
Artikel Politiken-Fonden Lotte Thorsen 2009-01-29
Artikel Politiken-Fonden Lotte Thorsen 2009-01-26