The Chitin Shield

Bodil Hauskov Jensen, Denmark, 1990


The chitin shield is the insect's skeleton, which in contrast to man's is situated on the body's exterior. The film is a kind of science fiction, where man is extinct and the insects have taken over the world. It is THE PRAYING MANTIS -Stone Age man's holy insect - which narrate the story of mankind, who in trying to imitate the insects, destroyed nature and itself.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Kitinskjoldet
Danish title Kitinskjoldet
Other titles The Chitin Shield
Director Bodil Hauskov Jensen
Director of Photography Adam Schmedes, Steen Dalin
Editor Bodil Havskov, Lidia Sablone
Sound Leif Andruszkow, Peter Witt
Production country Denmark
Production companies Det Danske Filmværksted


Production companies Det Danske Filmværksted


Direction Bodil Hauskov Jensen


Cinematography Adam Schmedes
Cinematography Steen Dalin


Editing Bodil Havskov
Editing Lidia Sablone


Sound Leif Andruszkow
Sound Peter Witt

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