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Little Virgil and Orla Frogsnapper

Gert Fredholm, Denmark, 1980

83 min.DK/FeatureChildren's films

The first film version of children's writer Ole Lund Kirkegaard's universe of baroque characters and events. Little Virgil lives in a henhouse with his best friend Oscar, a one-legged rooster. Virgil's worst enemy is Orla, the local bully-boy. When a circus comes to town, Virgil hires on as the Human Cannonball's apprentice. The role is a perfect fit, and ugly, evil Orla finally gets his comeuppance.
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Original title Lille Virgil og Orla Frøsnapper
Danish title Lille Virgil og Orla Frøsnapper
Other titles Little Virgil and Orla Frogsnapper
Director Gert Fredholm
Screenplay Peter Høimark, Gert Fredholm, Hans Hansen
Based on Ole Lund Kirkegaards to børnebøger "Lille Virgil" (1967) og "Orla Frøsnapper" (1969) .
Producer Erik Crone
Director of Photography Jeppe Jeppesen
Editor Anker Sørensen
Sound Niels Arnt Torp
Composer Peter Bastian, Anders Koppel
Production designer Peter Høimark
Appearances Bror Bødtker-Næss, Allan Olsen, Christian Honoré, Katinka Bødtker-Næss
Production country Denmark
Production companies Metronome Productions
Domestic distribution Warner & Metronome
Technical info 35 mm, Widescreen, Eastmancolor, Sound
Danish theatrical release 28.03.1980
Cinemas Roskilde, Slagelse, Odense, Horsens, Vejle, Randers, Århus, Aalborg, Palads, BioTrio, Bio Lyngby, Næstved Bio, Holstebro, Viborg, Tivoli Bio, Nygade
TV release 16.10.1991, DR
Danish rating Allowed for all

Companies

Production companies Metronome Productions
Domestic distribution Warner & Metronome

Direction

Direction Gert Fredholm
Continuity Lizzi Weischenfeldt

Script

Script Peter Høimark
Script Gert Fredholm
Script Hans Hansen

Production

Production Bent Fabricius-Bjerre
Producer Erik Crone
Production manager Jacob Eriksen
Production manager Michael Christensen
Production assistant Janne Find
Production assistant Lennart Pasborg

Cinematography

Cinematography Jeppe Jeppesen
Camera assistant Birger Bohm
Cinematographer: 2. unit Dan Laustsen

Stills

Still photographer Roald Pay

Electrical dept.

Electrical dept. Eg Norre

Editing

Editing Anker Sørensen
Assistant editor Niels Pagh Andersen

Music

Music Peter Bastian
Music Anders Koppel
Lyrics Benny Andersen

Production design

Production design Peter Høimark
Set dresser Søren Krag Sørensen
Set dresser Ivar Baungaard

Wardrobe

Wardrobe Jette Termann

Sound

Sound Niels Arnt Torp
Sound assistant Carl Aage Hansen
Sound assistant Morten Degnbol
Sound assistant Morten Bøttzauw

Appearance

Virgil Bror Bødtker-Næss
Orla Frøsnapper Allan Olsen
Oskar Christian Honoré
Sille Katinka Bødtker-Næss
Smeden Karl Stegger
Købmanden Gotha Andersen
Fru Madsen Elin Reimer
Fru Oskar Inger Hovman
Hr. Oskar Peter Schrøder
Skolelærer Poul Nesgaard
Kong Gulerod, klovn Jesper Klein
Cirkusdirektøren Tom McEwan
Don Kraus, kanonkonge Arthur Jensen
Mr. Strong Claus Nissen
Cirkusmusikanten Jess Ingerslev

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