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The Sunfish

Søren Balle, Denmark, 2014

100 min.DramaDK/Feature

45-year-old Kristian, otherwise known as Kesse, is a third generation fisherman who lives in the small and windblown town of Hirtshals, in northern Jutland. Times are changing and new fishery policies are pressuring the local fishermen. As a result Kesse is desperately struggling to keep his heads above water and the creditors at bay. He is forced to find more notorious ways of making ends meet, which in turn leads him to meet the female marine biologist Gerd, from Copenhagen. Despite obvious differences, they fall head over heels in love with each other and Kesse is suddenly faced with the difficult choice of whether to continue fighting for the life he knows so well, or to start anew.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Library
Danish title Klumpfisken
Other titles The Sunfish
Director Søren Balle
Screenplay Søren Balle, Lærke Sanderhoff
Producer Claudia Siesbye Halsted
Director of Photography Martin Munch
Composer Peter Albrechtsen
Appearances Henrik Birch, Susanne Storm, Lars Topp Thomsen, Jacob Hauberg Lohmann
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language Danish
Production companies Film Maker Aps
Domestic distribution SF Film A/S
International sale LevelK /Over gården, 3. / Gammel Kongevej 137 / 1850 Frederiksberg C / t +45 4844 3072 / c +45 2010 8580 / tine.klint@levelk.dk / www.levelk.dk
Technical info Dolby 5.1
Danish theatrical release 06.03.2014
Cinemas Dagmar, Palads, Grand, Værløse Bio, BioCity (Tåstrup), Park Bio, Gentofte Kino, Kinopalæet (Lyngby), Falkoner samt 42 biografer i provinsen
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7

Companies

Production companies Film Maker Aps
With support from New Danish Screen, Fænø Lighthouse Projects
Domestic distribution SF Film A/S

Direction

Direction Søren Balle
Assistant director Jeanette Nordahl
Continuity Jeanette Nordahl
Dialogue director Ole Nørgaard

Script

Screenplay Søren Balle
Screenplay Lærke Sanderhoff
Script consultant Nikolaj Scherfig
Script consultant Lars C. Detlefsen
Script consultant C.C. Holst

Production

Producer Claudia Siesbye Halsted
Production manager Anna Tolnov
Producer's assistant Victor Cunha
Location scout: pre-production Finn Richardt
Unit manager Jesper Grüner
Post-producton coordinator Stine Marie M. Nielsen
Post-producton coordinator Sandra Emilie Doig
Production assistant Thomas Lindqvist Winther-Schmidt

Cinematography

Director of Photography Martin Munch
1st assistant camera Gitte Gammelgaard
1st assistant camera Niklas Herskind
Underwater cinematographer Jesper Kikkenborg
DIT Andreas Weis

Stills

Stills Bibi Berge
Stills Martin Dam Kristensen
Stills Helene Mogensen De Monlèon

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Aslak Lytthans
Best boy Tue Bengtsson

Editing

Editor Peter Winther
Editing supervisor Camilla Skousen
Editing supervisor Rasmus Stensgaard Madsen
Editing supervisor Eva Mulvad
Assistant editor Mark Balstrup
Trailer editor Gregers Dohn

Music

Composer Flemming Nordkrog
Title song Allan Olsen
Music supervisor Peter Albrechtsen

Production design

Production designer Dorte Knirke Madelung
Assistant set designer Louise Rathje

Wardrobe

Stylist Katrine Stein Brock

Makeup

Chief makeup artist Katrine Stein Brock

Sound

Sound recordist Frank Mølgaard Knudsen
Sound designer Frank Mølgaard Knudsen
Sound designer Alex Pavlovic
Boom operator Kjetil Mørk
Boom operator Hamid Alamizadeh
Boom operator Lars Halvorsen
Foley artist Martin Langenbach
Foley mixer Christoph Wieczorek
Sound mixer Frank Mølgaard Knudsen
Sound mixer Alex Pavlovic
Sound assistant Bo Asdal Andersen

Special effects

Special effects Katrine Stein Brock

Visual effects

Colorist Lasse Marcussen
Conforming Bjørn Munch
Visual effects Bjørn Munch
Digital intermediate Andreas Rostock

Stunt

Stunt coordinator Stig Günther

Appearance

Kesse Henrik Birch
Gerd Susanne Storm
Lille Lars Lars Topp Thomsen
Carsten Jacob Hauberg Lohmann
Sorte Mikkel Vadsholt
Pia Lone Rødbroe
Ole Allan Helge Jensen
Lisbeth Hanne Laursen
Inga Jytte Kvinesdal
Kjeld Ole Sørensen
Henning Kresten Andersen
Poul Michael Derlev Harbo
Preben Lars Ditlev Johansen
Yngre fiskerikontrollør Martin Ringsmose
Ældre fiskerikontrollør Bjarne Eilers
Togkonduktør Jørgen Bing
Alf Alf Gundersen
Boxer Per Kristensen
Jolle Kjeld "Jolle" Kristensen
Truckfører Normann Jensen
Svømmelærer Lotte Storgaard
Benny John "Gumbas" Jensen
Bartender Katrine Stein Brock
Læge Melissa Pedersen
Leder på fiskefabrik Tine Ketilsson
Medarbejder på fiskefabrik Keld Hahn

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Best Actor 2015 Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2015
Best Supporting Actress 2015 Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen 2015
Best Actor 2015 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2015

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Mannheim-Heidelberg, Int. Film Festival 2014-11-06
Leeuwarden Noordelijk Film Festival 2014-11-05
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2014-10-29
Zagreb Film Festival 2014-10-19
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 2014-09-25
Bergen International Film festival 2014-09-24
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2014-08-16
Seattle International Film Festival 2014-05-15
Trondheim Kosmorama International Film Festival 2014-04-28
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2014-04-23
Göteborg International Film Festival 2014-01-24
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Reviews and articles

On the library you can find these articles and revies and other material about the film.
Type Source Author Date
Artikel Politiken Kim Skotte 2015-05-31
Interview Kristeligt Dagblad Mette Goddiksen 2014-03-12
Interview Information Anita Brask Rasmussen 2014-03-10
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Bo Green Jensen 2014-03-07
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Louise Kidde Sauntved 2014-03-06
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet Henrik Queitsch 2014-03-06
Anmeldelse Information Christian Monggaard 2014-03-06
Anmeldelse Kristeligt Dagblad Eva Zierau 2014-03-06
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Nanna Frank Rasmussen 2014-03-06
Anmeldelse Politiken Sophie Engberg Sonne 2014-03-06
Interview Politiken Kim Skotte 2014-03-06
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Signe Haahr Lindegaard 2014-03-05
Interview Berlingske Tidende Keyvan Bamdej 2014-02-28
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Maria Juel Glasius 2013-06-19
Varia Ekstra Bladet 2013-05-16
Varia Politiken 2013-05-16
Artikel Kristeligt Dagblad 2013-05-15
Interview Politiken 2013-04-04