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The Kindness of Strangers

Lone Scherfig, Denmark, 2019

112 min.DK/FeatureDrama

An ensemble of disparate people, all in their own way struggling to survive in a New York City winter, find laughter, love and kindness in each other.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title The Kindness of Strangers
Danish title The Kindness of Strangers
Other titles The Kindness of Strangers
Director Lone Scherfig
Screenplay Lone Scherfig
Producer Malene Blenkov, Sandra Cunningham
Director of Photography Sebastian Blenkov
Editor Cam McLauchlin
Sound Hans Møller
Composer Andrew Lockington
Production designer Carol Spier, Søren Schwarzberg
Casting Deidre Bowen
Appearances Zoe Kazan, Tahar Rahim, Andrea Riseborough, Caleb Landry Jones
Production country Denmark, Canada, Sweden, France, Germany, United Kingdom, United States
Subtitles Yes
Production companies Creative Alliance, Strada Film
International sales HanWay Films / 24 Hanway Street / W1T 1UH London / t +44 0 207 290 0750 / www.hanwayfilms.com
Comment The ensemble drama opened at the Berlinale 2019 in Competition. Lone Scherfig is renowned for her Dogme film, ’Italian for Beginners’ (2000), and other notable titles such as ’Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself’ (2002), the Oscar-nominated ’An Education’ (2009), ’The Riot Club’ (2014) and ’Their Finest Hour’ (2016).
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte

Companies

Production companies Creative Alliance, Strada Film
Co-producer Film i Väst, Nadcon Film, D'Artagnan Productions, ARTE Grand Accord, WDR, Arte France Cinéma
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Telefilm Canada, DR, Ontario Creates, Svenska Filminstitutet, Nordisk Film & TV Fond

Direction

Direction Lone Scherfig
Casting Deidre Bowen
2nd assistant director Katja Reventlow-Grinling
3rd assistant director Mikael Holst Nørlund
Casting: extras Anne Serup Kjærhauge

Script

Screenplay Lone Scherfig

Production

Producer Malene Blenkov
Producer Sandra Cunningham
Line producer Stephen Traynor
Line producer Kristina Kornum
Line producer Deborah Bayer Marlow
Unit manager Søren Frimodt-Møller
Location manager Lennart Storgaard
Location assistant Ronni Husmand
Location scout Jimmi Jacobsen
Location scout Jesper Ray
Production coordinator Christina Pind Rasmussen
Production assistant Kim Nguyen
Production assistant Kristian Kjer Mygenfordt
Production assistant Bibi Stormfeldt
Production assistant Kasper Frederik Mortensen
Production assistant Kenneth Bjørn Nielsen
Production assistant Maria Lundedal Møller
Production assistant Anita Hermansen
Production assistant Viktor Banke Holst
Production assistant Mark Stüker Hansen
Production assistant Alma Dyekjær Giese
Production assistant: pre-production Nicolai Rosenborg
Production assistant: pre-production Tori Larsen
Production assistant: pre-production Caroline Steenberg Dam
Production assistant: pre-production Kristina Pedersen
Producer's assistant Malou Bækgaard Jakobsen
Post-production supervisor Lina Wichmann
Post Producer Annette Averhoff
Post Producer Henning Szpiro Eriksen

Cinematography

Director of Photography Sebastian Blenkov
Camera assistant Søren Berthelin
2nd assistant camera Rasmus Søndergaard Rygaard
Third assistant camera Søren Pedersen
Video assistant Victor Mathiesen
DIT supervisor Alexander Leise-Hansen
DIT Anders Retsloff Pedersen
Key grip Jeppe Lassen
Key grip Emil Taasinge
Gaffer Michael Sørensen
Rigger Kenneth Andersen
Rigger Anders Knudsen

Stills

Still photographer Per Arnesen

Editing

Editor Cam McLauchlin
Editing supervisor Janus Billeskov Jansen
Facility manager Carsten Dahl
VFX editor Rasmus Bro

Music

Composer Andrew Lockington

Production design

Production designer Carol Spier
Production designer Søren Schwarzberg
Set dresser Susanne Buhl
Property master Charlotte Snede Sørensen
Set dresser Esben Mourier
Assistant set dresser Karsten Holst
Assistant set dresser Pernille Nydal Henriksen
Assistant set dresser Peter Jeppe Hansen

Wardrobe

Costume designer Louize Nissen
Costume assistant Mia Sturup
Costume on set Helle Høgsbo Krag
Costume assistant Grete Skalisiute

Makeup

Makeup designer Sarah Craig McEathron
Makeup artist Erik Schiødt
Hair stylist Susanne Søbye

Sound

Sound designer Hans Møller
Boom operator Kasper Munck-Hansen
Dialogue editor Niels Arild
Sound effect editor Niklas Skarp
Technical support Olivier Richter
Sound assistant Nora Øland

Visual effects

Conforming Steffen Benger
Conforming Patrick Lund Larsen
Supervisor Isac Hessellund
Colourist Sandra Klass
Technical supervisor Anders Holck Petersen
VFX supervisor Alexander Schepelern
VFX production manager Christina Jæger
VFX coordinator Line Leth

Appearance

Clara Zoe Kazan
Marc Tahar Rahim
Alice Andrea Riseborough
Jeff Caleb Landry Jones
Anthony Jack Fulton
John Peter Jay Baruchel
Timofey Bill Nighy
Richard Esben Smed

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Helsinki Film Festival - Love & Anarchy 2019-09-19
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 2019-04-05
Berlinale 2019-02-07
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