Kandis for Life

Jesper Dalgaard, Denmark, 2021

93 min.DK/Documentary

The film delves into a world of extraordinary people who have made the lead singer of Scandinavia's biggest entertainment band, Kandis, their own personal Jesus. It offers an honest account of Johnny’s private tragedy, which is deeply rooted in the lives of his dedicated fans. Shared stories of loss, loneliness and finding love again are revealed and it becomes clear that no one can rise to life's challenges alone.
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Original title Kandis for livet
Danish title Kandis for livet
Keywords Kandis, Idolatry, Music, Pop, 2020-2030
Director Jesper Dalgaard
Screenplay Jesper Dalgaard, Denniz Göl Bertelsen
Producer Maria Møller Christoffersen
Director of Photography Stroud Rohde Pearce
Editor Denniz Göl Bertelsen
Sound Mathias Dehn Middelhart
Composer Søren Stenager, Christian Pehrson Balvig
Production designer Mina Lejbølle, Anne Oddershede
Production country Denmark
Danish audio description Yes
Domestic distribution Camera Film
International sales Frau Film ApS
Danish theatrical release 23.09.2021
Online release 25.02.2022, Filmcentralen
Comment The film is Jesper Dalgaard's first long documentary, after award-winning shorts such as 'Weltschmerz' (2017) and 'Übermensch' (2017), made at the National Film School of Denmark.
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7
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Production company Frau Film
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, New Danish Screen, DR, Den Vestdanske Filmpulje
Domestic distribution Camera Film


Direction Jesper Dalgaard


Screenplay Jesper Dalgaard
Screenplay Denniz Göl Bertelsen


Producer Maria Møller Christoffersen


Cinematographer Stroud Rohde Pearce


Editor Denniz Göl Bertelsen


Composer Søren Stenager
Composer Christian Pehrson Balvig

Production design

Production designer Mina Lejbølle
Production designer Anne Oddershede


Sound designer Mathias Dehn Middelhart

Visual effects

Colorist Edoardo Rebecchi

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