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The birthday trip

Lone Scherfig, Denmark, 1990

94 min.DK/Feature

Kaj is a near-middle age hot-dog vendor, a shy man and a bachelor. His friends give him a birthday present: a ferry-trip abroad to a Polish port city where women supposedly just wait to trap some affluent Danish male into marriage. Kaj is hardly affluent, so he is being presented as a Toyota dealer. The boys' day out turns into a drunken riot, but Kaj does find a woman and true love to boot.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Kajs fødselsdag
Danish title Kajs fødselsdag
Director Lone Scherfig
Screenplay Peter Bay, Kris Kolodziejski
Producer Jørgen Hinsch
Director of Photography Kim Hattesen
Editor Leif Axel Kjeldsen
Sound Morten Degnbol, Leif Jensen
Composer Anders Koppel
Production designer Bogdan Zajaczkowski, Claus Bjerre, Piotr Tanski
Casting Stanislaw Drozdowski
Appearances Steen Svare, Bertel Abildgaard, Peter Bay, Ivan Horn
Production country Denmark
Production company Det Danske Filmstudie, Regner Grasten Film
Domestic distribution R.G.F.
Technical info 35 mm, Widescreen, color
Danish theatrical release 03.08.1990
Cinemas Roskilde, Slagelse, Odense, Horsens, Herning, Vejle, Randers, Århus, Aalborg, Palads, Palladium, BioTrio, Helsingør, Køge, Næstved Bio, Nykøbing F., Nyborg, Svendborg, Middelfart Bio, Kolding, Haderslev, Holstebro, Viborg, Silkeborg, Thisted, Hjørring, Hillerød, Holbæk, Tønder, Fredericia, Sønderborg, Frederikshavn, Ringsted, Kalundborg, Vordingborg Bio, Frederikssund, Stenløse, Aabenraa, Varde, Skjern, Nykøbing M., Skive, Nakskov
TV release 30.01.1993, DR
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7

Companies

Production company Det Danske Filmstudie, Regner Grasten Film
Domestic distribution R.G.F.

Direction

Direction Lone Scherfig
Assistant director Ib Tardini
Assistant director Ali Rizvi
Assistant director Ryszard Szymon
Continuity Maria Naur
Casting Stanislaw Drozdowski

Script

Script Peter Bay
Script Kris Kolodziejski

Production

Producer Jørgen Hinsch
Production manager Per Årman
Production manager Andrzej Stachecki
Production director Zbigniew Grabowski
Production assistant Agata Piszczorowicz
Production assistant Irena Kowalewska
Production assistant Jane Graun
Production assistant Elwira Marcinowska-Zablocka
Unit manager Janne Find
Unit manager Dorota Niewdana
Unit manager Michal Kozak
Unit manager Leszek Sulich
Production director Per Årman
Runner Charlotte Pedersen

Cinematography

Cinematography Kim Hattesen
Camera assistant Anthony Dod Mantle
Key grip Jakob Bonfils

Stills

Still photographer Roald Pay

Electrical dept.

Electrical dept. Leif Barney Fick
Electrical dept. Krzysztof Pruchnik
Electrical dept. Mieczyslaw Rychta
Electrical dept. Grzegorz Siodlak
Assistant lighting technician René Brokholm

Editing

Editing Leif Axel Kjeldsen
Assistant editor Mette Zeruneith

Music

Music Anders Koppel
Dance orchestra music Michael Boesen

Production design

Production designer Bogdan Zajaczkowski
Production designer Claus Bjerre
Production designer Piotr Tanski
Props Anders Engelbrecht
Props Søren Gam
Assistant set dresser Lene Ejlersen
Assistant set dresser Simone Grau Roney
Set dresser Krzysztof Gajewski
Set dresser Roman Zuberek
Set dresser Janusz Kopiowski
Set dresser Jolanta John

Wardrobe

Wardrobe Margrethe Rasmussen
Wardrobe Teresa Piwonska
Wardrobe Malgorzata Wielgot
Wardrobe Ryszard Jedrycowski
Costume assistant Else Prangsgaard
Costume assistant Kristina Kornum
Costume assistant Stine Thaning

Makeup

Makeup Anne Cathrine Sauerberg
Makeup Liliana Gajewska
Makeup Monika Pomianowska
Makeup assistant Lene Ravn Henriksen

Sound

Sound Morten Degnbol
Sound Leif Jensen
Sound assistant Lars Lund
Sound assistant Julien Naudin
Boom operator Antoni Cerecki
Boom operator Antoni Cerecki

Special effects

Special effects Hummer Højmark

Stunt

Stunt Waclaw Wisniowski

Choreography

Choreography Henryk Walentynowicz

Appearance

Kaj Steen Svare
Kajs ven Bertel Abildgaard
Kajs ven Peter Bay
Kajs ven Ivan Horn
Kajs ven Michael Boesen
Magdalena Dorota Pomykala
Magdalenas far Tadeusz Wojtych
Magdalenas mor Katarzyna Laniewska
Magdalenas bror Tedeusz Szymkow
Magdalenas søn Lukasz Drozdowski
Magdalenas bedstefar Kazimierz Ostrowicz
Tv-fotograf Peter Andreas Dam
Kunde i videoforretning Asger Frøkov
Billetkontrollør Peter Eszterhás
Indehaver af kontaktbureau Peter Gantzler
Croupier Lene Funder
Poul, rejsedeltager Torben Zeller
Norsk turdeltager Hallvard Lydvo
Arne Gunnar Frøberg
Polsk pasbetjent Bozenna Partyka
Kromutter Else Herhold
Opvasker Malte Claudio Lind
Stasiek, overtjener Tomasz Zaliwski
Tjener Emilian Kaminski
Tjener Gabriel Nehrebecki
Tjener Ryszard Radwanski
Krystyna Teresa Sawicka
Halina Kamila Sammler
Svensker der viser fotos Per Jonsson
Finsk turdeltager Seppo Ikonen
Finsk turdeltager Raimo Bärlund
Mand med parlør Olav Erlendsson
Magdalenas veninde Dorota Kaminska
Prostitueret Ewa Salacka
Prostitueret Ewa Skibinska
Stripteasedanserinde Mariola Dusinska-Jesske
Russisk soldat Stanislaw Melski
Russisk soldat Jan Jankowski
Pokerspiller Jacek Homanczuk
Poker-dealer Pawel Partyka
Lastvognschauffør Peter Aude
Lastvognschauffør Michael Friis
Russisk officer Boguslaw Linda
Pige ved Kajs pølsevogn Camilla Wandall
Appearance Irena Burawska
Appearance Anna Piech
Appearance Henry Plambech
Appearance Ib Thykær
Appearance Anna Milewska
Appearance Bjørn Erik Pieper
Appearance Allan Wallin
Appearance Erik Bom
Appearance Hanna Slazak

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