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Thunderbirds

Søren Kragh-Jacobsen, Denmark, 1983

102 min.DK/Feature

The film that marked Søren Kragh-Jacobsen's move from kiddie and youth movies to mainstream melodrama: John and René are in their twenties, close friends but different enough for René to be nicknamed Thunderbird, while John remains just plain John. John feels irresistibly drawn into Thunderbird's orbit, but René isn't all flash. He actually longs to share John's plainness and quiet calm.
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Original title Isfugle
Danish title Isfugle
Other titles Thunderbirds
Director Søren Kragh-Jacobsen
Screenplay Søren Kragh-Jacobsen, Hans Hansen
Director of Photography Dan Laustsen
Editor Janus Billeskov Jansen
Sound Jan Juhler, Morten Degnbol, Stig Sparre-Ulrich
Composer Kenneth Knudsen
Production designer Palle Nybo Arestrup
Appearances Peter Hesse Overgaard, Michael Falch, Mette Munk Plum, Rita Angela
Production country Denmark
Production companies Metronome Productions
Domestic distribution Warner & Metronome
Technical info 35 mm, Widescreen, color, Dolby
Danish theatrical release 26.12.1983
Cinemas Dagmar, Slagelse, Odense, Esbjerg, Randers, Århus, Aalborg, Palads, Bio Lyngby, Næstved Bio, Nykøbing F., Middelfart Bio, Kolding, Holstebro, Hjørring, Hvidovre, Frederikshavn, Assens
TV release 09.03.1988, TV
Find more Henrik Jul Hansen: Ildfuglen. Levende Billeder 1/1984.
Lene Nordin: Isfugle. Kosmorama 167/1984.
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 12

Companies

Production companies Metronome Productions
Domestic distribution Warner & Metronome

Direction

Direction Søren Kragh-Jacobsen
Assistant director Åke Sandgren
Continuity Annemarie Aaes

Script

Script Søren Kragh-Jacobsen
Script Hans Hansen

Production

Production Bent Fabricius-Bjerre
Production manager Michael Christensen
Unit manager Henrik Møller-Sørensen

Cinematography

Cinematography Dan Laustsen
First assistant camera Jens Schlosser
Key grip Jimmy Leavens

Stills

Still photographer John Johansen

Electrical dept.

Electrical dept. Eg Norre
Electrical dept. Jan Guldbrandsen
Assistant lighting technician Søren Danielsen
Assistant lighting technician Jan Richter-Friis

Editing

Editing Janus Billeskov Jansen
Assistant editor Ghita Beckendorff
Assistant editor Gitte Naur

Music

Music Kenneth Knudsen
Flute Michala Petri

Production design

Production designer Palle Nybo Arestrup
Set dresser William Knuttel
Set dresser Bjørn Hernes
Assistant set dresser Lars Fog-Møller

Wardrobe

Wardrobe Jette Termann

Makeup

Makeup Birte Christensen

Sound

Sound Jan Juhler
Sound Morten Degnbol
Sound Stig Sparre-Ulrich

Stunt

Stunt Lasse Spang Olsen
Stunt Erik Høyer

Appearance

John Peter Hesse Overgaard
René Michael Falch
Vivi Mette Munk Plum
Johns mor Rita Angela
Helge Niels Møller
Renés far Dick Kaysø
Renés fars nye kone Anne-Lise Gabold
Sand Holger Boland
Johns mester Troels Munk
Allan Geert Vindahl
Johns arbejdskammerat Carsten Bang
Gammel dame Bodil Lindorff
Dorthe, Vivis kollega Alice Thorlacius
Hermansen, hendes chef William Kisum
Fuld mor Judith Rothenborg
Servitrice Julie Wieth
Politibetjent Henrik Birch
Politibetjent John Lambreth
Illusionist Heinz Saxburger
Illusionist-medhjælper Zetti Krarup Jensen
Operetteherre Jens Borch
Operettedame Jonna Bech
John som dreng Alex Svanbjerg
René som dreng Casper Bengtson
Johns far Mogens Wolf Johansen
Vivis datter Persille Ingerslev
Cafeteriadame Marie-Louise Coninck
Cafeteriadames datter Elisabeth Gjerluff Nielsen
Kordegn Otte Svendsen
Ventende ved Knippelsbro Ann Dalgård
Ventende ved Knippelsbro Jan Elle
Mand der skubber Renés vogn igang Claus Bue
Appearance Camilla Kæmpe Hansen
Appearance Søren Ib Jensen
Appearance Maria Holkenfeldt
Appearance Mathilde Holkenfeldt

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