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My sister's children

Tomas Villum Jensen, Denmark, 2001

76 min.DK/FeatureChildren's films

Erik Lund is a celebrated professor of child psychology, well known for his humanistic theories. While his sister is away on vacation, he has the opportunity of trying his theories out on her five kids. The kids take blatant advantage of their uncle's lack of experience. As their old wreck of a house is about to be sold, they manage to persuade uncle to allow them to fix it up. Uncle doesn't know what he's in for, since these kids stop at nothing to reach their goal. Uncle can only watch in horror, as his theories on modern upbringing are put to a severe test.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Min søsters børn
Danish title Min søsters børn
Other titles My sister's children
Director Tomas Villum Jensen
Screenplay Michael Asmussen, Søren Frellesen
Based on John Habbertons roman 'Helen's babies' (Boston 1876, da. 'Min Søsters Børn' 1878 og 1948).
Director of Photography Dirk Brüel
Editor Mogens Hagedorn Christiansen
Sound Martin Saabye Andersen
Composer Jeppe Kaas
Production designer Camilla Bjørnvad
Appearances Peter Gantzler, Lotte Andersen, Wencke Barfoed, Niels Olsen
Production country Denmark
Production companies Moonlight Filmproduction
Domestic distribution Sandrew Metronome
International sales 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 2093 meter, 35 mm, 1,85:1 - Widescreen, color, Dolby SR
Danish theatrical release 12.10.2001
Cinemas Dagmar, Palads, Imperial, Gladsaxe Bio, Værløse Bio, BioCity (Tåstrup), Kastrup Bio, Ballerup, Gentofte Kino, Albertslund Bio, CinemaxX, Empire, Kinopalæet (Lyngby), Vanløse Bio samt 61 biografer i provinsen, inkl. Nuuk.
DFI subsidy 60 / 40 støtte
Danish rating Allowed for all

Companies

Production companies Moonlight Filmproduction
Domestic distribution Sandrew Metronome

Direction

Direction Tomas Villum Jensen
Assistant director Emil Sparre-Ulrich
Continuity Stine Monty Freddie

Script

Script Michael Asmussen
Script Søren Frellesen

Production

Co-producer Bo Christensen
Production Michael Obel
Production Lars Kolvig
Production manager Sanne Glæsel
Production assistant Jeppe Tolstrup-Møller
Unit manager William Knuttel
Production manager Tina Winholt

Cinematography

First assistant camera Jesper Find
Steadicam operator Mike Travis
Cinematography Dirk Brüel
Clapper/loader Bastian Schiøtt

Stills

Still photographer Ole Kragh-Jacobsen

Electrical dept.

Best boy Jens Bo Poulsen
Assistant lighting technician Janus Hajslund
Electrical dept. Jacob Marlow

Editing

Editing Mogens Hagedorn Christiansen

Music

Music Jeppe Kaas

Production design

Production designer consultant Peter Grant
Property master Anja Clifford Worm
Set dresser Henrik Voigt
Production design Camilla Bjørnvad
Assistant set dresser Sebastien Bacquaert

Wardrobe

Costume assistant Anne-Dorte Krog
Wardrobe Anne-Dorthe Eskildsen

Makeup

Makeup Anne Cathrine Sauerberg
Makeup Sisse Julin

Sound

B-sound designer Lars Lund
Sound Martin Saabye Andersen

Appearance

Onkel Erik Peter Gantzler
Irene Flinth, nabo Lotte Andersen
Mor Wencke Barfoed
Far Niels Olsen
Amalie, 16 år Neel Rønholt
Jan, 14 år Stefan Pagels Andersen
Michael, 11 år Mikkel Sundø
Pusle, 5 år Benedikte Maria H. Mouritsen
Blop, 3 år Fritz Bjerre Donatzsky-Hansen
Frederik, nabodreng Lasse Baunkilde
Ejendomsmægler Birthe Neumann
Hr. Børgesen, mulig huskøber Asger Reher
Bubber Niels Christian "Bubber" Meyer
TV-vært Michael Meyerheim
Stærk mand på Bakken Peter Lambert Larsen
Veninde Laura Christensen
Veninde Emily Yatman

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Children's Jury's 1st Prize 2002 Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2002
Children's Jury's 1st Prize 2001 Oulu Int. Children's Film Festival 2001
Cifej Juryen 2001 Oulu Int. Children's Film Festival 2001

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Tokyo International Film Festival 2004-10-23
Tokyo Kinder Film Festival - Kineko 2004-08-13
Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 2003-09-25
Discovery - Scotland's Int. Film Fest for Children & Young People 2002-11-27
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2002-11-23
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2002-08-17
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2002-04-30
TIFF Kids 2002-04-12
Stockholm Film Festival Junior 2002-04-06
Berlinale 2002-02-06
Oulu Int. Children's Film Festival 2001-11-19
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