Wallah be

Pia Bovin, Denmark, 2002

82 min.DK/FeatureChildren's films

Aksel is ten years old. He lives with his mother and elder sister on a housing estate in the suburbs. There's a week's holiday from school coming up and Aksel reluctantly must spend the day time at his local after-school club. A stray dog and a song contest organized by the club are the start of a friendship between Aksel and two girls, Annika and Fatima. But things go wrong and Fatima is grounded, leaving Aksel to take matters into his own hands in order to rescue the song contest, the dog, and the school holidays.
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Original title Kald mig bare Aksel
Danish title Kald mig bare Aksel
Director Pia Bovin
Screenplay Bo hr. Hansen
Producer Ib Tardini, Louise Vesth
Director of Photography Jacob Banke Olesen
Editor Molly Malene Stensgaard
Sound Mick Raaschou
Composer Poul Halberg
Production designer Tine Mette Bloch Jespersen
Appearance Adam Gilbert Jespersen, Nour Abou El-Foul, Nadia Bøggild, Sarah Boberg
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution
International sales TrustNordisk
Technical info 2244 meter, 35 mm, 1,85:1 - Widescreen, color, Dolby SR
Danish theatrical release 27.09.2002
Cinemas Palads, Gladsaxe Bio, BioCity (Tåstrup), CinemaxX, Kinopalæet (Lyngby) samt 20 biografer i provinsen
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Zentropa Entertainments7
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution


Direction Pia Bovin
Casting: children Jette Termann
Continuity Anna-Liisa Putkinen
Extras coordinator Anita Juel Lystbæk


Script Bo hr. Hansen


Producer Ib Tardini
Producer Louise Vesth
Executive producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen
Production manager Kamilla Monies
Production coordinator Caroline Gjedde Poulsen
Production coordinator Christine Ekstrand
Unit manager Rasmus Lyhne
Producer's assistant Una Voetmann
Production assistant Morten Bundgaard
Production assistant Maj Britt Landin
Production assistant Mikkel Bussenius Kastberg
Production assistant Louise Odgaard Nielsen
Production assistant Jarl Axel Hansen
Technical coodinator Pia Nielsen
Technical coodinator Charlotte Buch
Technical advisor Lars Dela


Cinematography Jacob Banke Olesen
First assistant camera Peter Topsøe-Jensen
2nd cinematographer Thomas Marott
Camera assistant Michael Tøt
Camera assistant Thue Garde Finnich
Camera assistant Robin Monies
Camera assistant Casper Hansen


Stills Per Arnesen

Electrical dept.

Electrical dept. Jan Guldbrandsen
Best boy Fridolin Müller Holm
Best boy Søren Johannes Meyer
Assistant lighting technician Morten Kastberg


Editing Molly Malene Stensgaard
Assistant editor Thomas Sabinsky
Assistant editor Simon Kristiansen
Assistant editor Bodil Kjærhauge


Music Poul Halberg
Musical consultant Anders Valbro

Production design

Production design Tine Mette Bloch Jespersen
Property master Troels Maaløe
Set dresser Jesper Schrøder
Assistant production designer Alma Khader El-Foul
Assistant production designer Lotte Mik Meyer
Assistant production designer Johanne Ridley Jespersen


Wardrobe Louize Nissen
Costume assistant Mette Nørbach


Makeup Louise Hauberg Nielsen
Makeup artist assistant Nanni Lundsteen


Sound Mick Raaschou
B-sound designer Jonas Langkilde
B-sound designer Christian H. Lund
Sound assistant Mikkel Holsøe
Sound mixer Hans Møller
Foley artist Julien Naudin

Special effects

Special effects Lars Kolding Andersen

Visual effects

Title sequence Nicolaj Monberg
Colourist Henrik Fleischer
Colourist Gitte Wahl
VFX Lars Bjørn Hansen
VFX Mikkel Lindskov Hansen
Color timing Dorthe Bankwell


Aksel Adam Gilbert Jespersen
Fatima Nour Abou El-Foul
Annika Nadia Bøggild
Susanne, Aksels mor Sarah Boberg
Richard, Aksels far Jesper Lohmann
Charlotte, Annikas mor Petrine Agger
Per, Annikas far Henrik Noél Olesen
Mia, Aksels søster Sara Bovin
Ali, Fatimas bror Abdel Aziz Mahmoud
Jamal, Fatimas far Imad Abou El-Foul
Leila, Fatimas mor Zeinab Chour
Imamen Raid Sabbah
Accem Murad Mahmoud
Mustafa Nadim Mahmoud
Charlotte Petrine Agger
Varmemester Knud Pehrson
Onkel Saad Baqer
Leilas søster Alma Khader El-Foul
Leilas svigerinde Joumana Maarouf
Leilas svoger Mo Rabin
Fatimas kusine Fatima Abou El-Foul
Fatimas fætter Adam Khader
Pædagog, Lars Frank Thiel
Pædagog, Kirsten Iben Kellermann
Assistent i shawarmabar Nizar El-Foul
Butiksindehaver Pele Yildiz
Jury Toto Hamade
Jury Daniel Romeo Baltzer
Jury Mohammed Mechlawi
Jury Ronnie Bjørstrup
Jury Morten Christiansen
Jury Mahmoud Katamato
Mia og Alis ven #1 Hassan Abou El-Foul
Mia og Alis ven #2 Jonas Khader
Mia og Alis ven #3 Harris Siddiqi
Mia og Alis ven #4 Jesper Olsen
Mia og Alis ven #5 Nasser Lootah
Mia og Alis ven #6 Ahmed El-Foul
Mia og Alis ven #7 Christina Düsterdich
Mia og Alis ven #8 Daniel Christiansen
Mia og Alis ven #9 Anders Krumphardt
Mia og Alis ven #10 Signe Taarnberg

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