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Malou's Christmas

Claus Bjerre, Denmark, 2020

88 min.DK/Feature

Trouble child, Malou is sent to live with new foster parents BIBI and LEIF on a small island. Malou resents everything and everyone, and just wants to escape. Local gnome, Nils hates change, and he hates Malou. The two form a pact to get her thrown off the island. But Malou finds personal success in helping Leif chop down Christmas trees, and before long she realizes that she's made a terrible mistake. But the gnome pact cannot be voided. Nils destroys the farm's traditional Christmas market and throws the blame on Malou. The trouble child has to step up and prove herself. After a fierce battle with Nils, Malou manages to restore her relationship with her new parents and save Christmas.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Malous jul
Danish title Malous jul
Director Claus Bjerre
Screenplay Claus Bjerre, Frederik Nørregaard
Producer Anders Berthelsen
Director of Photography Martin Top Jacobsen
Editor Søren Ottosen
Sound Hans Møller, Mick Raaschou
Composer Simon Ravn
Production designer Peter de Neergaard
Casting Gro Terp
Appearance Karla My Nordquist, Lars Ranthe, Jytte Kvinesdal, Ulver Skuli Abildgaard
Production country Denmark
Production company Ja Film
Domestic distribution Angel Distribution, Angel Scandinavia
Danish theatrical release 19.11.2020
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7
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Companies

Production company Ja Film
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Den Vestdanske Filmpulje, TV2
In collaboration with c.bjerrefilmproduktion, Stella Fiction, Wangthang
Domestic distribution Angel Distribution, Angel Scandinavia

Direction

Direction Claus Bjerre
1st assistant director Antony Castle
Continuity Linda Daae
2nd assistant director Martin Fugl
Casting Gro Terp
Casting: extras Tommy Duus
Acting coach Gérard Bidstrup

Script

Screenplay Claus Bjerre
Screenplay Frederik Nørregaard
Script consultant Pernille Grumme

Production

Producer Anders Berthelsen
Creative producer Frederik Nørgaard
Executive producer Rune Christensen
Line producer Pippi Olivia Norgaard Skov
Production manager Lina Bach
Production coordinator Christian Dahl
Production assistant Lærke Nørgaard
Location scout Rasmus Frøkjær Justesen
Unit manager Antony Castle
Post Producer Maria Stokholm Wernicke
Post-production supervisor Julie Peitersen
Post-production supervisor Lise Uldbjerg Jørgensen

Cinematography

Cinematographer Martin Top Jacobsen
DIT Sirid Garff
Drone operator Kasper Hornbæk
2nd cinematographer Anders Agerbo
First assistant camera Lars Krogsgaard
2nd assistant camera Rudi Kristiansen
First assistant camera Neffi Kristensen
Camera assistant Anton Underbjerg
Poster Michael Berg

Stills

Still photographer Martin Dam Kristensen

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Michael Wils
Best boy Theis Madsen
Assistant lighting technician Mikkel Sigsgaard
Prelight studio Jacob Molberg
Electrician assistant Rasmus Normann
Electrician assistant Mads Frølich

Editing

Editor Søren Ottosen
Assistant editor Daniel Brinck
Trailer editor Lars Wissing

Music

Composer Simon Ravn
Music supervisor Nis Bøgvad
Choir Lise Munck-Alstrup

Production design

Production designer Peter de Neergaard
Property master Ulla Malmos
Set decorator Pernille Henriksen
Set dresser Sebastian Lerbrandt
Assistant set dresser Sara Pluto Lassen

Wardrobe

Key costumer Ida Skov Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
Costume on set Mads Nikolaj
Costume assistant Mathilde Bang
Tailor Agnes Beier

Makeup

SFX makeup Thomas Foldberg
Makeup artist Sofie De Mylius
Makeup artist assistant Malene Klitte Jensen
Makeup artist Ann Borghelt
Makeup artist Maryam Ghadari
Makeup artist Pernelle Caspersen

Sound

Sound designer Hans Møller
Sound engineer Mick Raaschou
Boom operator Erik Olsen
Sound editor Kevin Bavnhøj
Foley artist Torben Greve

Voice

Jessicas stemme Sophia Keller Lauritzen

Visual effects

VFX supervisor Jakob Eriksen
VFX artist Kasper Sonnich Toppenberg
VFX artist Julie Peitersen
VFX artist Asger Kjærholm
VFX artist John Tatevosyan
Grading Kristopher Patersen
Grading Annette Averhoff

Stunt

Stunt coordinator Dennis Albrethsen
Stunts Rasmus Hedegaard Sørensen
Stunt assistant Mads Møller

Appearance

Malou Karla My Nordquist
Nils Lars Ranthe
Bibi Jytte Kvinesdal
Leif Ulver Skuli Abildgaard
Janne Sofie Stougaard
Henning Holger Østergaard
Else Susanne Billeskov
Clara Stine Schrøder Jensen
Emma Hannah Uhrenholt
Freya Annika Mølgaard Petersen
Jeppe Bertram Degn
Jeppes mor Katja Holm
Kenny Bertram Robin Grahede

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