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Did Somebody Laugh?

Henning Carlsen, Denmark, 1978

102 min.DK/Feature

The late 1930s. A young enemployed, unskilled worker walks through the streets of Copenhagen, sustaining himself partly on the dole and free soup-kitchen meals and partly on day-dreams. He spends time at a cemetry studying headstone inscriptions. Mild-mannered and of poetic bent, he understands little of an intellectual friend's advice and shies away from the love of a woman who shares her bed with him.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Hør, var der ikke en som lo?
Danish title Hør, var der ikke en som lo?
Other titles Did Somebody Laugh?
Director Henning Carlsen
Screenplay Henning Carlsen
Based on Roman af Eigil Jensen (1940).
Director of Photography Henning Kristiansen
Editor Henning Carlsen
Sound Jan Juhler, Per Meinertsen
Composer Bedrich Smetana, Krzysztof Komeda
Production designer Peter Høimark
Appearances Jesper Christensen, Kirsten Olesen, Jens Okking, Karl Stegger
Production country Denmark
Production companies Dagmar Filmproduktion
Domestic distribution Warner & Constantin
Technical info 35 mm, Widescreen, color, Sound
Danish theatrical release 15.09.1978
Cinemas Dagmar, Roskilde, Odense, Esbjerg, Vejle, Århus, Aalborg, Rialto 2
TV release 26.05.1991
Find more Niels Jensen: Hør, var der ikke en, som lo? Kosmorama 139/1978.
Mogens Kløvedal: Interview med med Henning Carlsen. Tusind Øjne 19/1978.
Danish rating Allowed for all

Companies

Production companies Dagmar Filmproduktion
Domestic distribution Warner & Constantin

Direction

Direction Henning Carlsen
Assistant director Else Heidary
Continuity Annemarie Aaes

Script

Script Henning Carlsen

Production

Production manager Nina Crone
Production assistant Jørgen Schmidt Nicolaisen
Unit manager Gert Fredholm

Cinematography

Cinematography Henning Kristiansen
Camera assistant Michael Christensen
Key grip Jimmy Leavens

Stills

Still photographer Roald Pay

Electrical dept.

Electrical dept. Leif Barney Fick
Electrical dept. Eg Norre

Editing

Editing Henning Carlsen
Editing supervisor Christian Hartkopp

Music

Music Bedrich Smetana
Music Krzysztof Komeda

Production design

Production designer Peter Høimark
Set dresser Søren Skjær

Wardrobe

Wardrobe Birthe Qualmann

Makeup

Makeup Birthe Lyngsøe

Sound

Sound Jan Juhler
Sound Per Meinertsen

Appearance

Den arbejdsløse Jesper Christensen
Elisabeth Kirsten Olesen
Vægtløftermennesket Jens Okking
Nuslemennesket Karl Stegger
Graveren Otto Brandenburg
Vorherre/Kontormanden Sejr Volmer-Sørensen
Den skægstubbede Ingolf David
Filipensmennesket Jesper Klein
Tanten Ellen Margrethe Stein
Ella Else Højgaard
Tobakshandleren Peer Guldbrandsen
Taleren Jess Ingerslev
Hr. Sivertsen Preben Neergaard
Fru Sivertsen Caja Heimann
Kirkegårdsbetjenten Edward Fleming
Vraget Sven Åge Larsen
Kontormanden Gyrd Løfquist
Gravererens hjælper Tage Axelson
Bibliotekaren/Grænsevagten Else Petersen
Pigen på gaden Lene Vasegaard
Kulhandleren Henry Büchmann
Appearance Per Helweg
Appearance Per Walther
Appearance H.C. Nørgart

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