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Heartbound – a different kind of love story

Janus Metz, Sine Plambech, Denmark, 2018

90 min.DK/Documentary

Sommai, a former sex worker from Pattaya, lives in windswept Northern Jutland. 25 years ago she came to Thy to marry Niels, and ever since she has helped women from her village in Thailand marry Danish men. One of these women is Sommai's niece, Kae. Another young woman, Saeng, is also trying to find a Danish husband, however Sommai is not able to help her so instead she provides for her son working the sex bars in Pattaya. Ten years later, we meet them all again and witness the consequences their choices have had for themselves, their children and the two small communities on each side of the globe.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Library
Danish title Hjertelandet
Other titles Heartbound – a different kind of love story
Keywords Denmark, , , Globalization, Women, , Sex work, Integration, Gender, Love, , Everyday life, 2000-2009, 2010-2019
Director Janus Metz, Sine Plambech
Screenplay Janus Metz
Producer Lise Lense-Møller
Director of Photography Henrik Bohn Ipsen
Appearances Sommai Molbæk, Niels Jørgen Molbæk, Jarinya Andersen, Kjeld B. Andersen
Production country Denmark
Subtitles No
Audio description No
Production companies Magic Hour Films
Domestic distribution Camera Film
International sale Autlook Filmsales / Spittelberggasse 3/14 / 1070 Wien / t +43 720 34 69 34 / welcome@autlookfilms.com / autlookfilms.com
Danish theatrical release 20.09.2018
Cinemas
Comment Selected for IDFA Best of Fests. The film world-premiered in Toronto and won a top award in Zürich. Filmed over a period of ten years, the documentary is a continuation of Metz and Plambech's films 'Love on Delivery' and 'Ticket to Paradise' from 2008. Metz won the Critics' Week Grand Prize at Cannes for 'Armadillo' (2010). Recent films include the fiction feature 'Borg vs. McEnroe' (2017).
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11

Companies

Production companies Magic Hour Films
Co-producer Metz Film, DR, VPRO TV
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Svenska Filminstitutet, The Netherlands Film Fund, Eurimages, The Netherlands Film Production Incentive, Nordisk Film & TV Fond
In colaboration with Upfront Films ApS, Baldr Films, Vilda Bomben AB, Film i Väst, SVT
Domestic distribution Camera Film

Direction

Direction Janus Metz
Direction Sine Plambech

Script

Screenplay Janus Metz
Story and research Sine Plambech
Research Sommai Molbæk
Research Aphinya Jatuparisakul
Research Sofie Henriksen
Research Katinka A. Schyberg
Consultant Michael Noer
Consultant Jesper Bergmann

Production

Producer Lise Lense-Møller
Co-executive producer Henrik Veileborg
Co-executive producer Katja Draaijer
Co-executive producer Frank Hoeve
Co-executive producer Fredrik Lange
Co-executive producer Simon Perry
Production Kristoffer Barslund
Production Pelle Folmer
Post-production supervisor Anders Vadgaard Christensen
Post-production assistant Martin Munck Schmidt
Post-production assistant Sebastian Munk
Post-producton coordinator Neeltje van der Heijden

Cinematography

Cinematographer Henrik Bohn Ipsen
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Lars Skree
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Sophia Olsson
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Brian Curt Petersen
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Martin Munck

Editing

Editor Marion Tuor
Editor Søren B. Ebbe
Additional editing Per K. Kierkegaard
Additional editing Line Schou
Editing supervisor Pernille Bech Christensen
Editing supervisor Janus Billeskov Jansen
Assistant editor Elena Hybel Colding
Trailer editor Morten Giese
Trailer editor Jacob Thuesen

Music

Composer Uno Helmersson

Sound

Sound designer Niklas Skarp
Sound engineer Christian Holm
Sound consultant Rasmus Winther

Visual effects

Visual effects Maria Klarlund
Colorgrading consultant Anders Vadgaard Christensen

Appearance

Appearance Sommai Molbæk
Appearance Niels Jørgen Molbæk
Appearance Jarinya Andersen
Appearance Kjeld B. Andersen
Appearance Saowalak Nielsen
Appearance John Nielsen
Appearance Frank Andersen
Appearance Prasoet Navoram
Appearance Saengrawi Ainchan-Saa
Appearance Titakorn Phoothanonnok
Appearance Nuntawat Tantiang

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Golden Eye for Best Documentary 2018 Zürich Film Festival 2018

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Cinemateket 2019-01-01
Amsterdam, IDFA 2018-11-14
New York, DOC NYC Film Festival 2018-11-08
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2018-10-30
Zürich Film Festival 2018-09-27
Toronto International Film Festival 2018-09-06
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Reviews and articles

On the library you can find these articles and revies and other material about the film.
Type Source Author Date
Artikel Berlingske Tidende Almbjerg, Iben-Sarah 2018-09-21
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Green Jensen, Bo 2018-09-21
Anmeldelse Information Nikolajsen, Lone 2018-09-20
Artikel Information Sperling, Anna von 2018-09-20
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Frank Rasmussen, Nanna 2018-09-20
Anmeldelse Politiken Skotte Christensen, Kim 2018-09-20
Interview Politiken Scheuer-Hansen, Simone 2018-09-20
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Melander, Ronja 2018-09-19
Interview Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Melander, Ronja 2018-09-19
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Plambech, Sine 2018-09-17
Artikel BT Hansen, Helle Lho 2018-09-17