Life according to Anton

Iben Haahr Andersen, Denmark, 2016

58 min.DK/Documentary

Anton is 87. He inherited the farm, which time has almost taken. The nine cows will live as long as he does. They made a pact. Anton is living in the past. His time with the cows, hours of the day and the seasons, is his only present. It is cyclical and beautiful; life is an eternity of nature repetitions, but the family farm is now a ruin, the Virginia creeper has pushed the
windows in to the nice living room and winds on the furniture - no-one's been sitting in them for
decades ¿ and in his small living room and bedroom the rats plays on the table and floor. Family and neighbours love the old, stubborn man, but they are also worried. For him as well as for the animals. Soon, the authorities can not turn a blind eye anymore and action will be taken. Menawhile Anton puts the welfare state to the test, because he insists to take care of himself.
Basic information Credits
Original title Livet ifølge Anton
Danish title Livet ifølge Anton
Keywords Life style, Denmark, Eccentrics, Eccentrics, Country living, Loneliness, Outlook on life, Welfare state, Philosophy of life
Director Iben Haahr Andersen
Screenplay Gorm Rasmussen
Producer Lise Saxtrup
Director of Photography Iben Haahr Andersen
Editor Grete Møldrup
Sound Anne Gry Friis Kristensen
Composer Rasmus Møldrup, Ida Bach Jensen
Appearance Anton
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language Danish
Online release 12.09.2016
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Klassefilm
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut


Direction Iben Haahr Andersen


Screenplay Gorm Rasmussen
Story Gorm Rasmussen


Producer Lise Saxtrup


Cinematographer Iben Haahr Andersen


Editor Grete Møldrup


Composer Rasmus Møldrup
Composer Ida Bach Jensen


Sound designer Anne Gry Friis Kristensen
Recording engineer Iben Haahr Andersen

Visual effects

Graphic design Nils Normann


Appearance Anton

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