Ditte Haarløv Johnsen, Denmark, 2010

55 min.DK/Documentary

Norto, Emil and Nuka are three young friends from the former colony of Denmark, Greenland, who now live on the streets of Copenhagen. We get under the skin of their everyday struggle to exist in a city that persistently ignores them and where they must resort to self-destruction as a means of survival. In the film, Norto, Emil and Nuka are confronted by the authorities, by explosions of desperate rage and difficult phone calls with family back home. And yet, in spite of it all, in moments of tenderness within their self-appointed family, a deep desire to belong is revealed.
Basic information Credits
Original title Hjemløs
Danish title Hjemløs
Keywords Homeless people, Greenlanders, Copenhagen, Living conditions, Alcohol abuse, 2000-2009
Director Ditte Haarløv Johnsen
Screenplay Ditte Haarløv Johnsen
Producer Anders Drud Jordan
Director of Photography Ditte Haarløv Johnsen, Minka Jakerson
Editor Jeppe Bødskov
Sound Frank Mølgaard Knudsen, Sylvester Holm
Composer Mark Solborg
Production country Denmark
International sales Nature & Science
Technical info color
Danish festival release 07.11.2010, Empire, CPH:DOX
TV release 09.11.2010, DR 2
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
Download PDF


Production company Nature & Science


Direction Ditte Haarløv Johnsen


Script Ditte Haarløv Johnsen


Producer Anders Drud Jordan


Cinematography Ditte Haarløv Johnsen
Cinematography Minka Jakerson


Editing Jeppe Bødskov


Music Mark Solborg


Sound Frank Mølgaard Knudsen
Sound Sylvester Holm

Download PDF