Just the Right Amount of Violence

Jon Bang Carlsen, Denmark, 2013

83 min.DK/Documentary

For many families in the sprawling suburbs of Los Angeles, their peaceful middle-class existence is just a facade. What lies beneath is sheer domestic turmoil: Teens addicted to drugs, breaking the law and engaging in violent outbursts, and parents at their wits' end. Interventionists, like Evan "Bullet" James and Dana "Hodges" Goller, specialize in entering these suburban homes during the night ripping troubled teens from their beds to transport them, against their will, to a reform school in Utah. Crafted in the director's signature hybrid style, the film is about the complicated relationships between parents and children and how the wounds we incur within our families can seem the hardest ones to heal.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Just the Right Amount of Violence
Danish title I Kærlighedens Navn
Keywords USA, 2010-2019, Abduction, Los Angeles, Families
Director Jon Bang Carlsen
Screenplay Jon Bang Carlsen
Producer Helle Ulsteen
Director of Photography Jon Bang Carlsen
Editor Morten Giese, Hilda Rasula, Rikke Selin Fokdal
Composer Nathan Larsson
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Michau+
International sales C&C Productions ApS
Danish theatrical release 05.12.2013
Cinemas Café Biografen (Odense), Biffen (Aalborg), Gloria, Øst for Paradis (Århus), Valby Kino
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Production company C&C Productions, Kamoli Films
Domestic distribution Michau+


Direction Jon Bang Carlsen


Screenplay Jon Bang Carlsen


Producer Helle Ulsteen


Cinematographer Jon Bang Carlsen


Stills Jon Bang Carlsen


Editor Morten Giese
Editor Hilda Rasula
Editor Rikke Selin Fokdal


Composer Nathan Larsson


Sound mixer Jess Wolfsberg

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Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Nanna Frank Rasmussen 2013-12-09
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Palle Schantz Lauridsen 2013-12-08
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Kim Skotte 2013-12-07
Interview Politiken-Fonden Dorte Hygum Soerensen 2013-12-07
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Bo Green Jensen 2013-12-06
Anmeldelse Information Jonas Varsted Kirkegaard 2013-12-05
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Kim Skotte 2013-12-05
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