Carsten Myllerup, Denmark, 2003

97 min.DK/Feature

It's study time for the final exams. Everything is going fine for Christian until his sister commits suicide. After exams and graduation Sofie's unexplained suicide takes its toll. Christian is convinced that Sofie was trying to communicate something to him before she took her life. Nevertheless Christian and his friends decide one last time to celebrate midsummer in Sweden. But nothing is the same without Sofie. Sweden, however, turns out to be a pleasant experience for Christian who discovers that he is in love with the beautiful Trine. Sofie's suicide, however, is not to go unexplained. The truth is lurking in the sombre shadows of the forest ... and for those who get to drive back, life will never be the same.
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Danish title Midsommer
Other titles Midsummer
Director Carsten Myllerup
Screenplay Rasmus Heisterberg
Producer Tomas Hostrup-Larsen, Rasmus Thorsen
Director of Photography Rasmus Videbæk
Editor Mogens Hagedorn Christiansen
Sound Christian Holm
Composer Søren Hyldgaard
Production designer Rasmus Balslev-Olesen
Casting Lene Seested
Appearances Kristian Leth, Laura Christensen, Jon Lange, Nicolai Jandorf
Production country Denmark,Sweden
Subtitles No
Audio description No
Production companies Cosmo Film
Domestic distribution Filmcompagniet - SF Film, Warner og Twentieth Century Fox
International sale TrustNordisk / Filmbyen 22 / 2650 Hvidovre / t +45 3686 8788 / f +45 3677 4448 / info@trustnordisk.com / www.trustnordisk.com
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info 2655, 35 mm, Cinemascope, color, Dolby, SRD
Danish theatrical release 07.02.2003
Cinemas Palads, Albertslund Biograferne, Gladsaxe Bio, Værløse Bio, BioCity (Tåstrup), Baltoppen Bio 1-2, CinemaxX, Kinopalæet (Lyngby) samt 40 biografer i provinsen
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DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11


Production companies Cosmo Film
Domestic distribution Filmcompagniet - SF Film, Warner og Twentieth Century Fox


Direction Carsten Myllerup
Assistant director Emil Sparre-Ulrich
Casting Lene Seested


Script consultant Linda Seger
Script Rasmus Heisterberg


Producer Tomas Hostrup-Larsen
Producer Rasmus Thorsen
Production manager Sanne Glæsel
Producer's assistant Anne Diemer
Production assistant Jonas Ohlsson
Co-producer Peter Hiltunen
Co-producer Johan Fälemark
Co-producer Tomas Eskilsson
Production assistant Katinka Haxthausen
Production assistant Sara Sander Mikkelsen
Production coordinator Tove Jystrup
Location scout Stig Lidström
Location coordinator Ingela Andrée
Location coordinator Niels Andrée


First assistant camera Daniel Parmo
Cinematography Rasmus Videbæk


Stills Alexandra Dahlström
Stills Erik Nilsson


B-editor Theis Schmidt
Assistant editor Liv Lynge
Editing Mogens Hagedorn Christiansen


Music Søren Hyldgaard

Production design

Set dresser: Copenhagen Lars Lønstrup
Production design Rasmus Balslev-Olesen


Wardrobe Signe Sejlund


Makeup artist Louise Hauberg Nielsen
Makeup Louise Hauberg Nielsen


B-sound designer Michael Lechner
Boom operator Christian Holm
Sound editor Daniel Saxild
Sound editor Niklas Skarp
Sound editor Ulf "Höken" Kjellberg
Sound editor Andreas Kwarnmark
Sound editor Christian Holm
Foley artist Ulf Olausson
Sound Christian Holm
Foley artist Anders Degerberg
Sound mixer Berndt Frithiof

Visual effects

Grading Dorthe Bankwell
Colorist Dorthe Bankwell


Christian Kristian Leth
Trine Laura Christensen
Mark Jon Lange
Jannick Nicolai Jandorf
Anja Julie R. Ølgaard
Sofie Lykke Sand Michelsen
Linn Tuva Novotny
Persson Per Oscarsson
Appearance Birgitte Simonsen
Appearance Jesper Hyldegaard
Appearance Mårten Lohti
Appearance Jim Grenander
Appearance Stefan Svensson
Appearance Louise Erlandsson

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Older Jury Award 2004 Leeds International Film Festival For Children And Young People 2004
Audience Award 2004 Leeds International Film Festival For Children And Young People 2004
Best Original Song 2004 Danmarks Film Akademi Robert-uddeling 2004

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Leeds International Film Festival For Children And Young People 2004-04-01
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2003-11-22
St. Petersburg, Danish Wave 2003-10-17
Rio de Janeiro, Danish FF 2003-09-23
BUSTER 2003-09-23
Espoo Ciné International Film Festival 2003-08-19
Berlin Fantasy Film Festival 2003-07-23
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2003-04-05
Bengtsfors & Eds Filmfestival 2003-03-15
American Film Market (AFM) 2003-02-19
Göteborg International Film Festival 2003-01-24
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