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Dance of the Polar Bears

Birger Larsen, Denmark, 1990

89 min.DK/FeatureChildren's films

At age 12, Lasse is a tough guy and a bright one. His life is changed when his mother, pregnant at the time, abandons his beloved father. She takes Lasse with her to live with her new paramour, a dentist as authoritarian as Lasse's Elvis Presley-fan butcher dad was easy-going. The dentist has a daughter, too, and she is a jealous schemer. Lasse tries hard to conform, but can a tiger change its stripes?
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Original title Lad isbjørnene danse
Danish title Lad isbjørnene danse
Other titles Dance of the Polar Bears
Director Birger Larsen
Screenplay Birger Larsen, Jonas Cornell
Based on Ulf Starks roman "Låt isbjörnarna dansa" (1986, da. "Lad isbjørnene danse" 1987).
Producer Mads Egmont Christensen
Director of Photography Björn Blixt
Editor Birger Møller Jensen
Sound Henrik Langkilde
Composer Frans Bak
Production designer Peter de Neergaard
Casting Jette Termann
Appearances Anders Schoubye, Tommy Kenter, Birthe Neumann, Paul Hüttel
Production country Denmark
Production companies Metronome Productions, Danmarks Radio
Domestic distribution Warner & Metronome
Technical info 35 mm, Widescreen, color, Dolby
Danish theatrical release 05.02.1990
Cinemas Dagmar, Odense, Esbjerg, Århus, Aalborg, Bio Lyngby, Næstved Bio, Scala, Skive
TV release 13.08.1993, DR
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7

Companies

Production companies Metronome Productions, Danmarks Radio
Domestic distribution Warner & Metronome

Direction

Direction Birger Larsen
Assistant director Peter Flinth
Continuity Annemarie Aaes
Casting Jette Termann
Casting assistant Maria Bendixen

Script

Script Birger Larsen
Script Jonas Cornell

Production

Production Bent Fabricius-Bjerre
Producer Mads Egmont Christensen
Production manager Thomas Lydholm
Producer's assistant Hedda Craner
Production assistant Søren Schou
Production assistant Frederikke Reichhardt
Unit manager Ditte Christiansen

Cinematography

Cinematography Björn Blixt
First assistant camera Jens Schlosser
First assistant camera Andra Lasmanis
Camera assistant Rasmus Bohm
Cinematographer: 2. unit Henrik Jongdahl
Cinematographer: 2. unit Jan Richter-Friis
Clapper Allan Olsson
Key grip Jakob Bonfils
Video technician Ole Lyd Rasmussen

Stills

Still photographer Ole Kragh-Jacobsen

Electrical dept.

Electrical dept. Per Danbo
Electrical dept. Thomas Neivelt
Assistant lighting technician Jan Andersen
Assistant lighting technician Jacob Marlow
Assistant lighting technician Torben Borup-Madsen
Assistant lighting technician Jan Michael Jensen
Assistant lighting technician Reza Pakzad
Assistant lighting technician Otto Stenov

Editing

Editing Birger Møller Jensen
Assistant editor Else Højsgaard

Music

Music Frans Bak
Singing Elvis Presley

Production design

Production designer Peter de Neergaard
Set dresser Kim Scott Sutherland
Set dresser Tine Hieronymus Nielsen

Wardrobe

Wardrobe Manon Rasmussen

Makeup

Makeup Caroline Reedtz-Thott
Makeup Kaj Grönberg
Makeup assistant Tine Buch
Makeup assistant Elisabeth Bukkehave
Masks Christian Jul Hansen

Sound

Sound Henrik Langkilde
Sound assistant Martin Saabye Andersen
Sound assistant Martin Schmidt
Sound assistant Sidsel Aas Mortensen
Sound assistant Hans Møller
B-sound designer Iben Haahr Andersen

Appearance

Lasse Anders Schoubye
Lasses far Tommy Kenter
Lasses mor Birthe Neumann
Hilding, Lasses stedfar Paul Hüttel
Lollo, Hildings datter Laura Drasbæk
Gubbi Hakim Bellman Jacobsen
Tina Kristine Horn
Lærer Stig Hoffmeyer
Skoleinspektør Henrik Larsen
Lasses farfar Erik Hansen
Lasses farmor Gerda Gilboe
Lasses mormor Astrid Villaume
Julemand Susanne Heinrich
Optiker Michael Moritzen
Tinas mor Vibeke Hastrup
Slagteriarbejder Michael Mansdotter
Taxachauffør Jarl Forsman
Skolevejleder Line Traugott
Gubbis mor Susanne Oldenburg
Bibliotekar Lene Axelsen
Festdeltager Rita Angela
Skoleelev Helle Fagralid
Skoleelev Katja Karlsen
Skoleelev Dominik Czamacki
Skoleelev Hjørdis Toft
Skoleelev Mads Christoffersen
Skoleelev Morten Christoffersen
Skoleelev Tikko Maja Fredriksen
Skoleelev Mikkel Marini
Skoleelev Nina Garsøe
Skoleelev Kim Christian Sjörring
Skoleelev Jan Martin Linnet
Skoleelev Christian Steengaard Potalivo
Skoleelev Anne Birgitte Reersted
Skoleelev Jakob Olmo Ahlmann
Skoleelev Lulu Heger Bredsdorff
Skoleelev Maria Bresson
Skoleelev Anja Kofoed
Skoleelev Jonas Ussing
Skoleelev Andrea Fredriksen
Skoleelev Marie Ingerslev
Skoleelev Camilla Lehde Pedersen

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