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Stab in the heart

Christian Braad Thomsen, Denmark, 1981

88 min.DK/Feature

The writer-director makes no bones about his debts to R.W. Fassbinder and to Robert Bresson, to say nothing of Sigmund Freud in his exploration of the child within the man, in this case a lonely postman who opens other people's mail and imagines their loving words to be written for him. He makes friends with a woman (a psychology student who uses him). He runs amuck and commits a murder.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Kniven i hjertet
Danish title Kniven i hjertet
Director Christian Braad Thomsen
Screenplay Christian Braad Thomsen
Director of Photography Dirk Brüel
Editor Grete Møldrup
Sound Niels Arild
Composer Helle Ryslinge, Johnny Bjørn
Appearances Stig Ramsing, Helle Ryslinge, Johannes Marott, Tommy Kenter
Production country Denmark
Production company Vester Vov Vov Filmproduktion
Domestic distribution Kommunefilm
Technical info 35 mm, Widescreen, Black/white, Sound
Danish theatrical release 14.08.1981
Cinemas Dagmar, Vester Vov Vov
TV release 19.08.1991, TV 2
Find more Keld Belert: For de rene af hjertet. Levende Billeder 6/1981.
Maria Marcus: Interview med Christian Braad Thomsen. Tusind Øjne 44/1981.
Danish rating Children under 16 not admitted

Companies

Production company Vester Vov Vov Filmproduktion
Domestic distribution Kommunefilm

Direction

Direction Christian Braad Thomsen
Continuity Anette Møgelvang

Script

Script Christian Braad Thomsen

Production

Production Peter Wolsgaard
Production Torben Holm Larsen
Production Christian Braad Thomsen
Production manager Per Årman
Production manager Lise Lense-Møller

Cinematography

Cinematography Dirk Brüel
Camera assistant Fritz Schrøder

Stills

Still photographer Fie Johansen

Electrical dept.

Electrical dept. Søren Danielsen

Editing

Editing Grete Møldrup

Music

Music Helle Ryslinge
Music Johnny Bjørn

Production design

Set dresser Tove Robert Rasmussen

Wardrobe

Wardrobe Manon Rasmussen

Makeup

Makeup Birte Christensen

Sound

Sound Niels Arild

Appearance

Jesper, postbud Stig Ramsing
Lillian, psykologistuderende Helle Ryslinge
Postmester Johannes Marott
Postarbejder Tommy Kenter
Postarbejder Lars Ivar Jensen
Postarbejder Morten Suurballe
Kunde på posthus Anne Marie Helger
Kunde på posthus Christian Braad Thomsen
Værtshusgæst Finn Nielsen
Værtshusgæst Jan Wilhelmsen
Værtshusgæst Anne Mette Rosenkilde
Værtshusgæst Kirsten Brabrand
Student Hans Kragh-Jacobsen
Student Torben Hellborn
Pladeekspeditrice Birte Christensen
Jespers mor Asta Esper Andersen
Jespers far Christian Jul Hansen
Blomsterhandler Peter Boesen
Manden i kælderen Gotha Andersen
Moderen i baggården Lene Vasegaard
Politibetjent Esper Hagen
Politibetjent Arne Hansen
Politibetjent Poul Thomsen
Servitrice Anne Jevan
Sangerinde Lise Vesterskov
Harmonikaspiller Jens Højbjerg
Lille pige Rosemaria Rex
Appearance Tove Flensborg
Appearance Tina Holmer

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