The Mechanics

15 min.DK/Short fiction

A collective of ideologically motivated mechanics. They steal expensive luxurious cars, to bring them on trial in a court staged at a car workshop. The luxury cars are seen as symbols of decadence and uneven prosperity and must therefore by judgment suffer destruction. One of the Mechanics, a young woman by the name of Sandy has a romantic and secret relationship to Pepo, a talking 10 cylinder white Lamborghini Gallardo. Because of the collectively agreed upon ideal; to hunt down and fight every luxury symbol of the road, Sandy goes against the collective's core philosophy and her political and ideological affiliation is put to the test.
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Original title Mekanikerne
Danish title Mekanikerne
Keywords Cars, Love, Fanaticism, Ideologies
Director Sonja Rendtorff, Masar Joudi Ajil Sohail
Producer Nina Bisgaard, Emilie Lebech Kaae
Director of Photography Sophie Winqvist
Editor Martin Nygaard Friis Hansen, Amdi-Niss Espinoza
Production designer Maria Buchmann
Casting Signe Mynborg
Appearance Mia Jexen, Esben Dalgaard Andersen, Jeppe Wedel-Brandt, Dominique Routhier
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language Danish
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Meta Film
Co-production Ghost VFX
With support from New Danish Screen
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut


Direction Sonja Rendtorff
Direction Masar Joudi Ajil Sohail
Casting Signe Mynborg


Producer Nina Bisgaard
Producer Emilie Lebech Kaae
Executive producer Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen
Co-producer Mikael Windelin
Co-executive producer Mikael Windelin
Production manager Thomas Yong
Production assistant Luisa Minopoli
Post-production assistant Kathrine Nørrelund Sørensen
Runner Sharif Ali


Director of Photography Sophie Winqvist
First assistant camera Mikkel Find
Key grip Lars "Snitt" Weirsøe
Low loader Michael Thygesen
DIT Ole Hansen

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Kim Bech
Assistant lighting technician Ib Valentin


Editor Martin Nygaard Friis Hansen
Editor Amdi-Niss Espinoza


Music Hari Kishore
Music Jørgen Lauritsen
Music Andreas Hald
Music Joel Krozer

Production design

Production designer Maria Buchmann
Art director Abdel-Rahman DeCaravaggio


Sound Jonas Kirkegaard
Sound mixer Joel Krozer

Visual effects

VFX Mia Holmgren
VFX Jonas Manell
VFX Felix Thuresson
VFX supervisor Oliver Wolff
Conforming Kolbrún Ósk Hálldorsdóttir


Stunt driver Morten H. Andersen


Appearance Mia Jexen
Appearance Esben Dalgaard Andersen
Appearance Jeppe Wedel-Brandt
Appearance Dominique Routhier
Appearance Mikkel Thyrring
Appearance Rune Olsen
Appearance Jørn Balther Nielsen
Appearance Halfdan Pisket

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