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The Tree of Knowledge

Nils Malmros, Denmark, 1981

110 min.DK/FeatureYouth films

In his fourth feature, Århus loyalist Nils Malmros continues his reminiscing fiction portryals of school days in the 1950s. You follow a class during its final years of grade school. The kids are teenagers, clannish, clownish, sweet and vicious, struggling to make sense of their physical and mental growing pains. The film was shot over two years: the cast literally grew up along with the action.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Library
Danish title Kundskabens træ
Other titles The Tree of Knowledge
Director Nils Malmros
Screenplay Nils Malmros, Frederick Cryer
Producer Per Holst
Director of Photography Jan Weincke
Editor Merete Brusendorff, Janus Billeskov Jansen
Sound Per Assentoft, Niels Arild, Merete Brusendorff
Appearances Eva Gram Schjoldager, Jan Johansen, Line Arlien-Søborg, Marian Wendelbo
Production country Denmark
Subtitles No
Audio description No
Production companies Per Holst Filmproduktion
Domestic distribution Kærne Film
Technical info 35 mm, Widescreen, color, Sound
Danish theatrical release 13.11.1981
Cinemas Dagmar, Odense, Århus, Aalborg, Tivoli Bio
TV release 31.03.1990, DR
Find more Karen Conrad: ~Drengedrømme. Nils Malmros - en auteur". Amanda 1991, s. 55-72.
Lars Daneskov og Kim Kristensen: "Nils Malmros, portræt af en filmkunstner". Hovedland 1989.
John Mogensen: "Kundskabens træ - en film bliver til". Centrum 1981.
Søren Birkvad: Syndens huler. Kosmorama 157/1982.
Oluf Gandrup og Peter Kirkegaard: Malmros' erindringsmagi - Bringing It All Back Home. MacGuffin 41-42/1982.
Niels Olaf Gudme: Interview med Nils Malmros. Tusind Øjne 47/1981.
Henrik Jul Hansen: Fortiden på nethinden. Levende Billeder 7/1981.
Klaus Rifbjerg: Kærligheden er en by i provinsen. Levende Billeder 8/1981.
Danish rating Allowed for all

Companies

Production companies Per Holst Filmproduktion
Domestic distribution Kærne Film

Direction

Direction Nils Malmros
Assistant director Søren Kjær
Continuity Hannah Lowy

Script

Script Nils Malmros
Script Frederick Cryer

Production

Production Per Holst
Production manager Ib Tardini
Production assistant Kirsten Kjær Jensen

Cinematography

Cinematography Jan Weincke
Camera assistant Jens Schlosser
Camera assistant Björn Blixt
Camera assistant Uffe Kaare Thomsen
Camera assistant Fritz Schrøder
Key grip Jimmy Leavens
Key grip Eg Norre

Stills

Still photographer Torben Stroyer

Electrical dept.

Electrical dept. Ove Hansen
Electrical dept. Leif Barney Fick
Assistant lighting technician Jimmy Leavens
Assistant lighting technician Eg Norre
Assistant lighting technician Jan Guldbrandsen

Editing

Editing Merete Brusendorff
Editing Janus Billeskov Jansen

Music

Orchestra Per Hillers Danseorkester
Orchestra Saratoga Jazzband

Production design

Set dresser Finn Richardt

Wardrobe

Wardrobe Françoise Nicolet
Costume assistant Anne Margrethe Halle

Makeup

Makeup Britta Broholt

Sound

Sound Per Assentoft
Sound Niels Arild
Sound Merete Brusendorff
Dubbing Nils Malmros
Dubbing Søren Kjær

Appearance

Elin Eva Gram Schjoldager
Niels-Ole Jan Johansen
Anne-Mette Line Arlien-Søborg
Elsebeth Marian Wendelbo
Lene Gitte Iben Andersen
Willy Bonde Brian Theibel
Særlang, klasselærer Erno Müller
Anne-Mettes mor Merete Voldstedlund
Elins mor Karin Flensborg
Elins far Knud Andreasen
Maj-Britt Lone Elliot
Ina Astrid Holm Nielsen
Jørn Bo von der Lippe
Flemming Morten Nautrup
Helge Martin Lysholm Jepsen
Gert Anders Ørgård
Torkild Dan Rørmand Brøgger
Søren Roland Lars Spang Kjeldsen
Kaj Nikolaj Flensborg
Mona Hanne Sørensen
Gås Anne-Mette Brinch Andersen
Joan Anne-Mette Kjøller Warlo
Loppe Malene Darre
Carsten Lars Hjort Frederiksen
Fru Andreasen Karen Møller
Rektor Jørgen Nygaard
Danselærer Arne Ringgaard
Pianist Thorkild Tromholt
Gymnastiklærer Rikke Malmros
Gymnastiklærer Uffe Bak
Fru Scheel Norma Nissen
Skovfoged Svend Schmidt-Nielsen
Sanglærer Per Cortes
Appearance Birgit Rafman
Appearance Margit Due
Appearance Christian Svendsen
Appearance Jeannette Hede
Appearance Jørn Bjerre Andersen

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
New York Film Society of Lincoln Center 2015-02-20
Evreux Education Film Festival 2014-12-02
Santiago de Compostela Cineuropa International Film Festival 2014-11-05
Basel, Stadtkino Basel 2014-05-28
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2014-04-23
Rotterdam, International Film Festival 2014-01-22
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2008-10-29
Rouen, Fest. du Cinema Nordique 2007-03-21
Cinemateket 2006-05-16
Sandnes FaBu Int'l Film Festival 2002-11-11
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