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Chinaman

Henrik Ruben Genz, Denmark, 2005

93 min.DK/Feature

Keld is in a rut. His wife of 25 years has left him. For sustenance, he eats his way through the menu at the local Chinese takeaway. The owner talks him into a marriage of convenience with his sister from China and the unplanned-for happens. A delicate romance blossoms between these two damaged, fragile individuals, but a secret gives their relationship a fateful twist. A subtle and touching story of life's diversity.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Kinamand
Danish title Kinamand
Other titles Chinaman
Director Henrik Ruben Genz
Screenplay Kim Fupz Aakeson
Producer Thomas Gammeltoft
Director of Photography Sebastian Blenkov
Editor Mette Zeruneith
Sound Henrik Langkilde
Composer Gisle Kverndokk
Production designer Niels Sejer
Casting Anja Philip
Appearances Bjarne Henriksen, Vivian Wu, Lin Kun Wu, Paw Henriksen
Production country Denmark, Sweden, Norway
Production companies Fine & Mellow
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 2549 meter, 35 mm, 1,85:1 - Widescreen, color, DTS
Danish theatrical release 01.04.2005
Cinemas Dagmar, Palads, Palladium, Grand, BioCity (Tåstrup), Gentofte Kino, Empire, Kinopalæet (Lyngby) samt 20 biografer i provinsen
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7

Companies

Production companies Fine & Mellow
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution

Direction

Direction Henrik Ruben Genz
Assistant director Helle Duus Alex
Continuity Lillian Rype Fokdal
Casting Anja Philip
Extras coordinator Stina Bohn Ipsen

Script

Script Kim Fupz Aakeson

Production

Producer Thomas Gammeltoft
Consulting producer Per Nielsen
Unit manager Emil Sparre-Ulrich
Production manager Caroline Reichhardt
Production assistant Stina Helweg
Production assistant Janni Helleskov
Location manager Henrik Berthelsen
Production coordinator: post-production Tove Jystrup
Production coordinator Tine Engelbrecht

Cinematography

Cinematography Sebastian Blenkov
First assistant camera John Frimann Rasmussen
Clapper/loader Niels A. Hansen
Key grip Jeppe Lassen

Stills

Stills Robin Skjoldborg
Stills Niels Harving
Still photographer Robin Skjoldborg
Still photographer Niels Harving

Electrical dept.

Electrical dept. Michael Sørensen
Best boy Thomas Ditzel
Assistant lighting technician Janus Hajslund

Editing

Editing Mette Zeruneith
Assistant editor Kaspar Astrup Schröder

Music

Music Gisle Kverndokk

Production design

Production designer Niels Sejer
Property master Jacob Wirth Carlsen
Property master Torben Stig Nielsen
Set dresser Kasper Feldt
Set dresser Malte Flagstad

Wardrobe

Wardrobe Susie Bjørnvad
Wardrobe Rebekka C. Leve

Makeup

Makeup Lis Louis-Jensen

Sound

Sound Henrik Langkilde
B-sound designer Jonas Langkilde

Appearance

Keld Bjarne Henriksen
Ling Vivian Wu
Feng Lin Kun Wu
Michael Paw Henriksen
Rie Charlotte Fich
Zhang Kim Chapper
Björn Johan Rabaeus
Vred kunde Jeppe Kaas
Antikhandler Mathias Sparre-Ulrich
Sagsbehandler Mogens Rex
Lægen Nicolas Winding Refn
Politimand Thomas Gammeltoft
Sagsbehandler, statsamt Laura Bro

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
FIPRESCI Award 2005 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2005
Oecumenical Prize 2005 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2005

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Taipei Film Festival 2007-06-22
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2006-11-11
Seattle International Film Festival 2006-05-25
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2005-11-24
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2005-11-18
Marrakech International Film Festival 2005-11-11
Sevilla Festival de Cine 2005-11-04
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2005-10-21
Busan International Film Festival 2005-10-06
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 2005-09-22
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2005-07-01
Göteborg International Film Festival 2005-01-28
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