Queen of Hearts

86 min.DK/DocumentaryPortrait films

A film about the first-ever female president of the Danish Confederation of Trade Unions, Lizette Risgaard. The film follows her long, hard road to the top and the power struggles and male chauvinism she had to overcome before assuming the Presidency in 2015. But it is also a film about a woman with a political mission. In an age of individualism, when digitisation and globalisation are new factors in the labour market, her task is to unite the trade union movement and restore our faith in community.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Hjerter Dame
Danish title Hjerter Dame
Keywords Denmark, trade-union movement, The, LO, Women, Personal history, Risgaard, Lizette, 2010-2019
Director Mette-Ann Schepelern, Louise Detlefsen
Screenplay Mette-Ann Schepelern, Louise Detlefsen
Producer Malene Flindt Pedersen
Director of Photography Louise Detlefsen, Mette-Ann Schepelern, Per Fredrik Skiöld, Brian Curt Petersen, Frej Pries Schmedes
Editor Line Schou, Lars Therkelsen
Sound Peter Albrechtsen
Composer Jonas Struck, Troels Abrahamsen
Appearance Lizette Risgaard
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut, DOXBIO
International sales Hansen & Pedersen
Technical info color, Sound
Danish theatrical release 02.05.2018
Comment Mette-Ann Schepelern has a long list of films accredited to her name as director and producer. Louise Detlefsen is a journalist and has directed a number of children’s films and tv productions.
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company
Executive Producer Hansen & Pedersen Film og Fjernsyn
Co-production Filmimaa
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, AVEK, Kvindernes Bygnings Fond, Undervisningsministeriet
In collaboration with Danmarks Radio, YLE
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut, DOXBIO


Direction Mette-Ann Schepelern
Direction Louise Detlefsen


Screenplay Mette-Ann Schepelern
Screenplay Louise Detlefsen


Producer Malene Flindt Pedersen
Consultant Iikka Vehkalahti
Producer's assistant Jonas Bruun
Producer's assistant Asser Bo Paludan
Production assistant Dorte Lykke Christiansen
Post-production Jakob Schaumburg


Cinematographer Louise Detlefsen
Cinematographer Mette-Ann Schepelern
Cinematographer Per Fredrik Skiöld
Cinematographer Brian Curt Petersen
Cinematographer Frej Pries Schmedes
Camera assistant Oscar Lange Riis-Hansen
Technical assistant Jeppe Hansen


Editor Line Schou
Editor Lars Therkelsen
Consultant Janus Billeskov Jansen
Trailer editor Andreas Birch


Composer Jonas Struck
Composer Troels Abrahamsen
Mixer Teis Frandsen


Sound designer Peter Albrechtsen
Mixer Peter Albrechtsen
B-sound designer Mikkel Nielsen
B-sound designer Jakob Garfield
B-sound designer Lars Halvorsen
Foley artist Heikki Kossi
Foley mixer Kari Vähäkuopus

Visual effects

Graphic design Torsten Høgh Rasmussen
Colourist Rune Felix Holm


Appearance Lizette Risgaard

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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
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Green Jensen, Bo 2018-05-04
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Vandrup, Frederik Asschenfeldt 2018-05-01
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Skotte Christensen, Kim 2018-05-01
Interview Politiken-Fonden Hygum Sørensen, Dorte 2018-05-01
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