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The earth is flat

Henrik Stangerup, Denmark, 1977

116 min.DK/Feature

Novelist-filmmaker Henrik Stangerup transplanted a classical Danish satirical comedy to the 17th century Portugese-speaking Brazil, but retained Ludvig Holberg's original story about the university student who returns to his native village to announce that the earth is round and to prove sundry inanities with half-cocked scientific wisdom. A mainly Brazilian cast was given free commedia dell'arte rein.
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Original title Jorden er flad
Danish title Jorden er flad
Other titles A terra é plana, The earth is flat
Director Henrik Stangerup
Screenplay Henrik Stangerup, Fausto Wolff
Based on Ludvig Holbergs komedie "Erasmus Montanus" (1731).
Director of Photography Flemming Arnholm
Editor Hilde Løchen Trier
Sound Jacob Trier
Composer Jurij Moskvitin
Production designer Erik Böttzauw
Appearances Fausto Wolff, Wilson Grey, Lucia Mello Kohler, Abel Prazer
Production country Denmark
Production companies Henrik Stangerup/Thorkild Kristensen
Domestic distribution Dagmar Distribution
Technical info 35 mm, Widescreen, Eastmancolor, Sound
Danish theatrical release 01.02.1977
Cinemas Grand
Find more Henrik Stangerup: "Jorden er flad eller Erasmus Montanus. En film af Henrik Stangerup". Gyldendal 1976 (udgave af manuskriptet med artikler af Henrik Stangerup og Erik Böttzauw).
Henrik Stangerup: "Mens tid var. Kronik og journalistisk 1961-77". Gyldendal 1978 (s. 186-199 optryk af artiklen i manuskriptudgaven).
F.J. Billeskov Jansen: Holberg i Brasilien. Levende Billeder 2/1977.
Ebbe Iversen: Jorden er flad. Kosmorama 133/1977.
Danish rating Allowed for all

Companies

Production companies Henrik Stangerup/Thorkild Kristensen
Domestic distribution Dagmar Distribution

Direction

Direction Henrik Stangerup
Assistant director Luis Pellegrini
Continuity Fernanda Borges

Script

Script Henrik Stangerup
Script Fausto Wolff

Production

Executive producer Luiz Fernando Goulart
Production manager Max Lopez Chaves
Production assistant Luiz Carlos Acerbi

Cinematography

Cinematography Flemming Arnholm
Camera assistant Gilberto Otero de Freitas
Key grip Paquetá

Stills

Still photographer Andreas Hansen

Electrical dept.

Electrical dept. Rui Medeiros

Editing

Editing Hilde Løchen Trier
Editing coordinator Bent Christensen

Music

Music Jurij Moskvitin
Conductor Jesper Jørgensen
Musical arrangement Jesper Jørgensen

Production design

Production designer Erik Böttzauw

Wardrobe

Wardrobe Ulla-Britt Söderlund

Makeup

Makeup Carlos Prieto

Sound

Sound Jacob Trier
Sound assistant Jorge Saldanha

Appearance

Erasmo Montanha (Rasmus Berg) Fausto Wolff
Joaquim Montanha (Jeppe Berg) Wilson Grey
Nillinha Montanha (Nille Berg) Lucia Mello Kohler
Maneco Montanha (Jacob Berg) Abel Prazer
Geronte de Oliveira (Jeronimus) Paulo Fortes
Madalena de Oliveira (Magdelone) Thelma Reston
Lisinha de Oliveira Glória Cristall
Dom Pedroca (Per Degn) Fábio Camargo
Dom Sebastião (Jesper Ridefoged) Milton Luiz
Deus ex Machina (En Lieutenant) Torben Bille
Harlekin Luis Pellegrini

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