Hønsenes have

28 min.DK/DocumentaryChildren's films

A documentary about the fascinating world of chickens. Winters are rough for chickens, but in springtime life unfolds anew around the henhouse. Days are spent eating, grooming, sleeping and mating. The roosters stand guard, for up above hungry hawks circle. All along, the roosters are busy fighting each other, though for now old Amadeus still rules the roost. Eggs become chicks, chicks become hens, until the flock almost triples in number over the summer. The day-to-day has its small dramas: a Spanish hen moves in and puts the flock in an uproar; a wild pheasant cock tries to oust the roosters. Teeming with colour, sound and atmosphere, the film is a loving tribute to the old jungle birds and life's course in their spacious garden.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Hønsenes have
Danish title Hønsenes have
Keywords Hens
Director Laila Hodell, Bertel Torne Olsen
Screenplay Bertel Torne Olsen, Laila Hodell
Director of Photography Laila Hodell, Casper Høyberg
Composer René Mundeling, Charlotte Halberg, Bent Clausen
Production country Denmark
Production companies Frejas Børn
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Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info color
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all


Production companies Frejas Børn


Direction Laila Hodell
Direction Bertel Torne Olsen


Script Bertel Torne Olsen
Script Laila Hodell


Cinematography Laila Hodell
Cinematography Casper Høyberg


Stills Casper Høyberg
Stills Laila Hodell


Music René Mundeling
Music Charlotte Halberg
Music Bent Clausen


Narrator Oliver Hodell

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
1st prize children's jury 2007 Chicago Int. Children's Film Festival 2007

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Chicago Int. Children's Film Festival 2007-10-18
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2006-08-15
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