Trine Piil Christensen, Denmark, 2000

85 min.DK/Feature

A comedy drama about Max, a tough cookie, who wants to forget the past and come to terms with her dad. Few girls suddenly find themselves with a fully-grown brother overnight, but everything that happens to Max is unusual. Like the time she got arrested and sent to prison for robbing one of her dad''s supermarkets. On her release she is astonished to discover that a man of her own age has assumed her role in the family. By exercising her women''s wiles and lock-picking talents she discovers that her new ''brother'' comes from a company known as Rent-a-Family. She decides to confront her dad, but unforeseen events cause her plans to go awry and all of a sudden she is involved in a murder.
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Original title Max
Danish title Max
Director Trine Piil Christensen
Screenplay Trine Piil Christensen
Producer Birgitte Hald, Bo Ehrhardt
Director of Photography Erik Zappon
Editor Morten Giese
Sound Hans Møller, Jan Juhler, Jan Juhler
Composer Halfdan E
Production designer Vibeke Brinck, Vibeke Brinck
Casting Lene Seested
Appearance Sidse Babett Knudsen, Nicolaj Kopernikus, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Paprika Steen
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution United International Pictures, Scanbox Entertainment Danmark A/S
International sales TrustNordisk
Technical info 2320 meter, 35 mm, Widescreen, color, Dolby SR
Danish theatrical release 17.03.2000
Cinemas Roskilde, Slagelse, Odense, Århus, Aalborg, Palads, Helsingør, Næstved Bio, Scala, Ballerup Bio, BioCity (Tåstrup), Albertslund Bio
DFI subsidy 50 / 50 støtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 15
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Production company Nimbus Film
Domestic distribution United International Pictures, Scanbox Entertainment Danmark A/S


Direction Trine Piil Christensen
Assistant director Joakim Höglund
Continuity Louise Friedberg
Casting Lene Seested
Assistant director: 2. unit Peter Flinth


Script Trine Piil Christensen
Script consultant Bent E. Rasmussen
Dramaturge Jørgen Ljungdalh
Dramaturge Trine Breum
Storyboard Martin Schiøler


Production Bo Ehrhardt
Producer Birgitte Hald
Producer Bo Ehrhardt
Line producer Morten Kaufmann
Production coordinator Signe Jensen
Production manager: 2. unit Birgitte Skov
Production assistant Mia Marie Borup
Production coordinator: post-production Tove Jystrup
Location scout Bent E. Rasmussen
Location scout Mie Andreasen
Location scout Torben Jensen


Cinematography Erik Zappon
First assistant camera Philip Forbes
First assistant camera Allan O. Lückow
Camera assistant Dan Holmberg
Key grip Mark Mavrinac
Video assistant Christoffer Christensen
Cinematographer: 2. unit Eric Kress
Cinematographer: 2. unit Bøje Lomholdt
First assistant camera: 2. unit Claus Rosenløv
First assistant camera: 2. unit John Frimann Rasmussen
Key grip: 2. unit Mikael Kort Kristensen
Key grip: 2. unit Ole Kristian Krogstad
Clapper/loader: 2. unit Jan Pallesen


Stills Lars Høgsted
Stills Rolf Konow

Electrical dept.

Electrical dept. Thomas Neivelt
Best boy Torben Borup-Madsen
Best boy Niels Dose
Assistant lighting technician Sune Lolk
Best boy Michael Nielsen


Editing Morten Giese
Assistant editor My Thordal
Avid assistant Vagn Rose
Avid assistant Simon Kristiansen
Negative cutting Helle Hansen
Negative cutting Margit Jensen


Music Halfdan E
Music supervisor Tom Elmskov

Production design

Production design Vibeke Brinck
Production designer Vibeke Brinck
Production designer consultant Niels Sejer Pedersen
Set dresser Torben Stig Nielsen
Set dresser Morten Isbrand
Set dresser Lars Ole Kofoed-Hansen
Assistant set dresser Andreas Østerby


Wardrobe Ingrid Søe
Wardrobe Rikke Korfix
Costume assistant Lene Bruun Petersen


Makeup artist Susanne Søbye
SFX makeup Thomas Foldberg
Makeup assistant Marianne Færch


Sound Hans Møller
Sound Jan Juhler
Sound Jan Juhler
B-sound designer Christian H. Lund
Foley artist Julien Naudin
Sound assistant Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen

Visual effects

Graphic design Marianne Hejlsberg


Stunt Stig Günther


Max Sidse Babett Knudsen
Johnny Nicolaj Kopernikus
Spacy Nikolaj Lie Kaas
Zeborah Paprika Steen
Nick Jimmy Jørgensen
Gloria Birthe Neumann
Hr. Engell Erik Wedersøe
Louise Linda Laursen
Ralph Tonny Landy
Bestyreren Lars Brygmann
Tom Otto Brandenburg
Fængselsbetjent Børge Wulff
Fængselsbetjent Bent E. Rasmussen
Udskrivningsbetjent Bjarne Hansen
Lonely heart kvinde #1 Birthe Kjær
Lonely heart kvinde #2 Vivienne McKee

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