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 Mick Raaschou, Hans Møller
Composer Simon Ravn
Production designer Peter de Neergaard
Appearances Karla My Nordquist, Ulver Skuli Abildgaard, Jytte Kvinesdal, Sofie Stougaard
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


Production company Ja Film
Executive Producer c.bjerrefilmproduktion
Domestic distribution Angel Distribution, Angel Scandinavia


Direction Claus Bjerre
Continuity Linda Daae
2nd assistant director Martin Fugl


Screenplay Claus Bjerre
Screenplay Frederik Nørregaard


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
Unit manager Antony Castle
Post Producer Maria Stokholm Wernicke
Post-production supervisor Julie Peitersen


Director of Photography Martin Top Jacobsen
First assistant camera Lars Krogsgaard
Camera assistant Anton Underbjerg
Drone operator Kasper Hornbæk
DIT Sirid Garff
2nd cinematographer Anders Agerbo
2nd assistant camera Rudi Kristiansen
Poster Mikkel Berg


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


Editor Søren Ottosen
Assistant editor Daniel Brinck


Composer Simon Ravn
Music supervisor Nis Bøgvad

Production design

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


Key costumer Ida Skov Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
Costume assistant Mads Nikolaj


Makeup artist Sofie De Mylius
Makeup artist assistant Malene Klitte Jensen


Sound engineer Mick Raaschou
Boom operator Lars Lund
Sound designer Hans Møller

Visual effects

VFX supervisor Jakob Eriksen
VFX art director 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


Appearance Karla My Nordquist
Appearance Ulver Skuli Abildgaard
Appearance Jytte Kvinesdal
Appearance Sofie Stougaard
Appearance Stine Schrøder Jensen
Appearance Holger Østergaard Kristensen
Appearance Susanne Billeskov
Appearance Katja Holm
Appearance Lars Ranthe

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