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Facing the Truth

Nils Malmros, Denmark, 2002

98 min.DK/Feature

In his new film, an intriguing and delicately crafted drama, Malmros portrays the poignant story of a man, who grew up in very modest circumstances in the early years of the 20th century, but whose diligence, intelligence and willingness to endure hardship helped him to become a leading brain surgeon. A success story on the face of it, but a story about a man - who is none other than the director's father - a man of powerful emotions. The film explores the nature and origin of the guilt that repeatedly deprived him of happiness.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title At kende sandheden
Danish title At kende sandheden
Other titles Facing the Truth
Director Nils Malmros
Screenplay Nils Malmros, John Mogensen
Producer Thomas Heinesen
Director of Photography Jan Weincke
Editor Birger Møller Jensen
Sound Jan Juhler
Composer Gunner Møller Pedersen
Production designer Søren Krag Sørensen
Appearances Jens Albinus, William Rosenberg, Lise Stegger, Søren Østergaard
Production country Denmark
Production companies Nordisk Film Production
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution
International sales TrustNordisk / Filmbyen 22 / 2650 Hvidovre / t +45 3686 8788 / f +45 3677 4448 / info@trustnordisk.com / www.trustnordisk.com
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info 2683 meter, 35 mm, Cinemascope, Black/white, Dolby, SRD
Danish theatrical release 25.10.2002
Cinemas Dagmar, Palladium, Grand, Gladsaxe Bio, Gentofte Kino, Empire, Kinopalæet (Lyngby) samt 19 biografer i provinsen
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11

Companies

Production companies Nordisk Film Production
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution

Direction

Direction Nils Malmros
Assistant director Line Arlien-Søborg
Continuity Stine Monty Freddie
Casting: Jutland Tommy Duus
Casting: Sealand Tine Sætter-Lassen

Script

Script consultant Kirsten Bonnén Rask
Script Nils Malmros
Script supervisor Stine Monty Freddie
Script John Mogensen

Production

Producer Thomas Heinesen
Executive producer Rumle Hammerich
Executive producer Erik Crone
Production manager Louise Birk Petersen
Line producer Christel C.D. Hansen
Location manager: Jutland Thomas Schindel
Production coordinator Martin Kildegaard Hem
Production assistant Bibi Husted Malby
Production assistant Tina Dradach
Production assistant Christina Isabel Emdrup
Production coordinator: post-production Glennie Pettersson

Cinematography

First assistant camera Søren Berthelin
Clapper/loader Andrew Grant-Christensen
Key grip Andreas Balslev-Olesen
Cinematography Jan Weincke
Steadicam operator Mikael Kern
Clapper: 2. unit Anders Frithiof August

Stills

Stills Erik Aavatsmark

Electrical dept.

Best boy Thomas Kildegaard
Best boy Henrik Hambro
Best boy Torben Borup-Madsen
Best boy Stine Hein
Electrical dept. Otto Stenov
Best boy Peter Riis
Best boy Otto Stenov

Editing

B-editor Else Højsgaard
Editing supervisor Janus Billeskov Jansen
Assistant editor Per Risager
Assistant editor Michael Jørgensen
Trailer editor My Thordal
Editing Birger Møller Jensen
Negative cutting Evelyn Kristiansen
Negative cutting Helle Hansen

Music

Conductor David Firman
Music Gunner Møller Pedersen

Production design

Assistant production designer: Jutland Per Torlop Carlsen
Property master: Sealand Arvid Berg-Ørnbak
Property master: Sealand Martin Sputnik
Set dresser: Jutland Thomas Greve
Set dresser: Jutland Finn Richardt
Assistant set dresser: Sealand Mads Laursen
Production design Søren Krag Sørensen

Wardrobe

Costumes: Jutland Anne Dorthe Fischer
Costumes: Sealand Margrethe Rasmussen
Costume on set Terese Nauta
Wardrobe Manon Rasmussen

Makeup

Makeup artist Tine Buch
SFX makeup Morten Jacobsen
SFX makeup Morten Jacobsen
Makeup Malin Birch-Jensen

Sound

B-sound designer Torben Strand Johansen
B-sound designer Thomas "Tomzen" Dietl Pedersen
Sound mixer Michael Dela
Sound mixer Nalle Hansen
Sound: 2. unit Claus Lynge
Foley artist Julien Naudin
Sound effect editor Camilla Mauritzson
Dolby consultant Richard Welsh
Sound Jan Juhler

Special effects

SFX Lauge Voigt
Special effects Hummer Højmark

Visual effects

Grading Michael Nielsen
Color timing Michael Nielsen
Digital compositing Troels Hoe

Stunt

Stand-in Maria Savery

Appearance

Richard Malmros Jens Albinus
Richard Malmros som gammel William Rosenberg
Eli Lise Stegger
Malmros' søn som voksen Søren Østergaard
Pastor Bork Preben Harris
Knoblau Peter Schrøder
Richard Malmros som barn Lasse Broust Andersen
Frank Riber som ung Michael Asmussen
Eli som gammel Elin Reimer
Tante Johanne Anni Bjørn
Richards mor Ida Dwinger
Riber som ældre Waage Sandø
Lundsgaard Peter Hesse Overgaard
Tysk soldat Søren Sejersen
Falck chauffør Heine Petersen
Operationssygeplejerske 1 Anne Voigt Christiansen
Karls mor Nynne Karen Nørlund
Karls far Ole Jakobsen
Karl Daniel Hagedorn
Operationssygeplejerske 2 Lone Roesgaard
Operationssygeplejerske 3 Marianne Hager
Operationssygeplejerske 4 Sarah K. Øtrup
Muldvarpen Thomas Bendixen
Sagsøgtes advokat Bent Nielsen
Dommer 1 Torben Vestergaard
Dommer 2 Ivar Søe
Retsformand Bent Aggestrup
Retssekretær Leo Floor
Otto Philip Vedel Egly
Kalle Lasse Norring Andersen
Tjenesteprige hos pastor Bork Anne Sofie M. Bøye
Richards far Niels Ellegaard
Richards bedstefar Erik Ryssing
Andreas Kasper Mechlenborg Olesen
Peter Matias Kristian Andersen Bager
Sløjdlæreren Sven Ole Schmidt
Elo Mikkel Rønnau
Regnelæreren Henrik Larsen
Frk. Frölich Vibeke Ankjær
Elos far Jørgen Brorsen
Bibliotekar Niels Hougaard
Ekspeditricen Karin Flensborg
Stand-in for Frk. Frölich Maria Savery
Hushjælp hos overlægen Jytte Kvinesdal
Eli som barn Steffie Therese Mortensen
Elis veninde Camilla Helene Lind
Elis veninde Sofie Deplace Jørgensen
Elis mor Birthe Neumann
Elos fætter Lasse Lindskov Jensen
Professor Henriques Lars Lunøe
Ulla Simone Bendix
Servitrice i Kannibalen Bente Banemann
Kollegianer 1 Puk Lyngaa Hansen
Kollegianer 2 Anette Becker
Kollegianer 3 Susanne Christensen
Kollegianer 4 Bettina Ottosen
Kollegianer 5 Malene Langborg
Wilhelm Mads Hammer Larsen
Busch Niels Skousen
Tjener på Peter Liep Bo Vilstrup
Elis tante Aase Johansen
Elis far Stig Hoffmeyer
Tvilling Andreas Foss
Tvilling Niklas Foss
Tvillingernes mor Charlotte Trier
Tvillingernes far Mads Nørby
Jochumsen Kresten Andersen
Sekretær Linda Andersen Fog
Hansen Henrik Vestergaard
Medicinaldirektør Anders Hove
Rikke Line Glud Dybbøl
Lotte Sina Hauberg Jæger
Malmros' søn som barn Østen Borre Simonsen
Obstetrisk overlæge Ove Pedersen
Isaksen Hother Bøndorff
Hipomand 1 Frank Gundersen
Hipomand 2 Martin Ringsmose
Hipo-offer, mand Caspar Koch
Hipo-offer, kvinde Lone Dam Andersen
Idas mor Mette Kolding
Ida Ida Malene Kjær Svennum
Formand for Journalistforbundet Niels Borksand
Grete Wedell Birthe Backhausen
Tv speaker Samuel Rachlin

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Rotterdam, International Film Festival 2014-01-22
Torun, Camerimage 2006-11-25
Shanghai International Film Festival 2004-06-05
Göteborg International Film Festival 2003-01-24
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2002-10-31
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