Great Grandad’s Tall Tales - The Knights

Tone Mygind Rostbøll, Denmark, 2016

9 min.DK/DocumentaryChildren's films

Theodor is eyeing Great Grandad’s medieval knight’s sword hanging on the wall. He tries to get it down without Great Grandad noticing, but Great Grandad sees him and warns him that a knight’s sword isn’t a toy. With great reverence, Great Grandad tells Theodor that a person has to earn the right to wield a sword and proceeds to recount the tale of how he and Fatso dressed up as real knights and performed knightly deeds. Theodor wants to be a real knight too and makes a cloak out of an old curtain and an impressive suit of armour out of barbeque trays. But how do you earn the right to wield a sword? Theodor asks Great Grandad if he can perform a knightly deed for him – and Great Grandad says he has the perfect thing. Theodor helps Great Grandad carry the firewood into the house and is duly knighted. Theodor and Great Grandad round off the day with a duel – using toy swords, of course!
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Original title Min oldefars historier - Ridderne
Danish title Min oldefars historier - Ridderne
Part of Great Grandad’s Tall Tales
Keywords Great-grandparents, Norway, Stories, Knights
Director Tone Mygind Rostbøll
Screenplay Tone Mygind Rostbøll
Producer Maria Stevnbak Andersen
Director of Photography Lis Dyre
Editor Rebekka Jørgensen
Sound Kevin Bavnhøj, Hans Møller
Production designer Torben Stig Nielsen
Appearance Theodor Rostbøll Goldbach, Erik Rostbøll
Production country Denmark
Production company Toolbox Film
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Toolbox Film
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, DR


Direction Tone Mygind Rostbøll
1st assistant director Søren Hadsund Mortensen


Screenplay Tone Mygind Rostbøll


Producer Maria Stevnbak Andersen
Production assistant Ditte von Fintel


Cinematographer Lis Dyre
First assistant camera Søren Hadsund Mortensen


Editor Rebekka Jørgensen
B-editor Jeppe Hansen


Music Asger Rostbøll Mygind
Musical consultant Halfdan E.

Production design

Production designer Torben Stig Nielsen


Sound designer Kevin Bavnhøj
Sound designer Hans Møller
Mixer Kevin Bavnhøj
Mixer Hans Møller
Foley artist Torben Greve
Sound assistant Diana Queirós

Visual effects

Grading Adelsteinn Hallgrimsson
Graphic design Palle Nørmark


Appearance Theodor Rostbøll Goldbach
Appearance Erik Rostbøll

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