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Happiness is a curious catch

Linda Wendel, Denmark, 1989

92 min.DK/Feature

The story of a mother and daughter relationship in a North Sea port city. The mother is married to a local fisherman, but now comes on as a slut. She cannot forget that once she was a big city beauty queen. The daughter loves her mother although abused by her. She hates her job at the fish-processing plant. One day too cops a beauty prize and runs off. Soon she returns, sadder but wiser.
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Original title Lykken er en underlig fisk
Danish title Lykken er en underlig fisk
Other titles Happiness is a curious catch
Director Linda Wendel
Screenplay Linda Wendel
Producer Mads Egmont Christensen
Director of Photography Björn Blixt
Editor Janus Billeskov Jansen
Sound Henrik Langkilde, Morten Degnbol
Composer Thomas Koppel, Savage Rose, Niels Skousen, Anne Shelton, Lars Christian, Johann Strauss, Process Blue, Nick James, Back to Back
Production designer Claus Bjerre
Appearances Stine Bierlich, Helle Ryslinge, Lars Knutzon, Ole Ernst
Production country Denmark
Production companies Metronome Productions
Domestic distribution Warner & Metronome
Technical info 2520 meter, 35 mm, 1,85:1 - Widescreen, Eastmancolor, Sound
Danish theatrical release 08.09.1989
Cinemas Dagmar, Odense, Horsens, Århus, Aalborg, Bio Lyngby, Næstved Bio, Thisted, Frederikshavn, Scala
TV release 12.08.1992, DR
Find more Anne Jerslev: Det åbne og det lukkede - spor i Linda Wendels film. Kosmorama 191/1990.
Kaare Schmidt: Produktionen af Lykken er en underlig fisk. Kosmorama 191/1990.
Danish rating Allowed for all

Companies

Production companies Metronome Productions
Domestic distribution Warner & Metronome

Direction

Direction Linda Wendel
Assistant director Camilla Skousen
Continuity Camilla Skousen

Script

Script Linda Wendel
Script consultant Kirsten Thorup
Script consultant Søren Ulrik Thomsen

Production

Executive producer Bent Fabricius-Bjerre
Producer Mads Egmont Christensen
Production manager Marianne Christensen
Producer's assistant Hedda Craner
Production assistant Søren Schou
Production manager: 2. unit Caroline Reichhardt
Unit manager Marianne Moritzen
Production assistant: 2. unit Kristine Riskær Pedersen
Runner Otto Pedersen
Runner: 2. unit Peter Reichhardt

Cinematography

Cinematography Björn Blixt
First assistant camera Søren Berthelin
Cinematographer: 2. unit Dan Laustsen
Camera assistant: 2. unit, Bosnia and Herzegovina Eigil Jacobsen
Key grip Jakob Bonfils
Key grip: 2. unit Thomas Kristensen

Stills

Still photographer John Johansen

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Per Danbo
Best boy Jacob Marlow
Assistant lighting technician Allan Olsson
Assistant lighting technician Otto Stenov
Best boy: 2. unit Michael Sørensen
Assistant lighting technician: 2. unit Jan Michael Jensen

Editing

Editing Janus Billeskov Jansen
Assistant editor Sara Winding
Assistant editor Pernille Rübner-Petersen
Assistant editor Kasper Leick

Music

Music Thomas Koppel
Music Savage Rose
Music Niels Skousen
Music Anne Shelton
Music Lars Christian
Music Johann Strauss
Music Process Blue
Music Nick James
Music Back to Back
Singing Annisette

Production design

Production designer Claus Bjerre
Set dresser Søren Gam
Assistant set dresser Anders Engelbrecht

Wardrobe

Wardrobe Poul Dubienko

Makeup

Masks Christian Jul Hansen
Makeup artist Dennis Knudsen

Sound

Sound engineer Henrik Langkilde
Sound engineer Morten Degnbol
B-sound designer Lars Lund
Sound: trailer Leif Jensen
Boom operator Martin Schmidt

Stunt

Stunt Martin Spang Olsen

Other credits

Trailer Peter Flinth

Appearance

Mia Stine Bierlich
Lotta, hendes mor Helle Ryslinge
Christian, hendes stedfar Lars Knutzon
Sandvig, fabriksejer Ole Ernst
Manfred, hans søn Pelle Koppel
Slagter John Tom Jacobsen
Ulla fra "Shoppen" Lise Schrøder
Appearance Jens Jørn Spottag
Appearance Carsten Bang
Fiskere Mogens Brix-Pedersen
Sygeplejerske Marianne Moritzen
Konferencier på kro René Nielsen
Pianist på kro Lars Christian
Pensionatsværtinde Beatrice Palner
Bartender på diskotek Christian Friedländer
Mor til deltager i skønhedskonkurrence Fritze Hedemann
Stylist på diskotek Niels Sleimann
Showmaster på diskotek Bente Jensen
Mias lillebror Sebastian Di Lucci

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