Heartbound - a different kind of love story

Janus Metz, Sine Plambech, Denmark, 2018

90 min.DK/Documentary

In a small, wind-swept fishing community on the Northern coast of Denmark live 926 Thai-women. 25 years ago there were none – apart from Sommai, a former sex-worker from Pattaya.

This is a different – and at times awkward – love story about a group of lonely Danish men in the most depopulated area of Denmark and a group of industrious Thai women, who are willing to go to almost any length to carve out a brighter future for themselves and their children. One person’s story mirrors the next to form an emotional tapestry and an intimate exploration of the needs and desires that bring us together and pull us apart in one of the most important issues of our time: migration.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Danish title Mellem to verdener - en anderledes kærlighedshistorie
Other titles Heartbound - a different kind of love story
Keywords , , Mixed marriages, Love, , Everyday life
Director Janus Metz, Sine Plambech
Producer Lise Lense-Møller
Director of Photography Henrik Bohn Ipsen, Lars Skree, Sophia Olsson
Production country Denmark
Production companies Magic Hour Films, Metz Film
International sale Autlook Filmsales / Spittelberggasse 3/14 / 1070 Wien / t +43 720 34 69 34 / welcome@autlookfilms.com / autlookfilms.com
Comment “Heartbound” is a 10 year long collaboration between award-winning filmmaker Janus Metz and renowned anthropologist Sine Plambech, built on 15 years of her field work. Metz won the Critics' Week Grand Prize at Cannes for Armadillo (2010). Recent films include the fiction feature Borg vs. McEnroe (2017).
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte


Production companies Magic Hour Films, Metz Film
Co-producer Upfront Films ApS, Baldr Films, Vilda Bomben AB


Direction Janus Metz
Direction Sine Plambech


Producer Lise Lense-Møller
Producer: pre-production Henrik Veileborg
Research Sine Plambech
Assistant Katinka A. Schyberg


Cinematographer Henrik Bohn Ipsen
Cinematographer Lars Skree
Cinematographer Sophia Olsson


Editor Marion Tuor
Editor Søren B. Ebbe
Editor Line Schou
Editor Per K. Kierkegaard


Composer Uno Helmersson


Sound engineer Christian Holm

Visual effects

Visual effects Laurens Orij

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