Joachim Ladefoged, Denmark, 2009

10 min.DK/Documentary

Bodybuilding is unadulterated narcissism. The sprinter fights the clock, the weightlifter fights the barbell, but the bodybuilder has nothing but a mirror. Training schedules, strict diets, and hour upon hour in the gym are only the outward aspects of extreme discipline and an eternal struggle for the ideal physique: an ideal that most other people find absurd, but which nevertheless exerts a fascinating power, not least because most people in the western world are well aware of the search for a perfect body.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Mirror
Danish title Mirror
Keywords Body building, Body builders, body, The
Director Joachim Ladefoged
Producer Helle Faber
Director of Photography Kasper Tuxen, Laust Trier Mørk, Niels Thastum
Editor Adam Nielsen
Sound Morten Green, Jakob Garfield
Composer Morten Green
Production country Denmark
Production company Bastard Film
International sales Bastard Film A/S
Technical info 1,66:1 Widescreen, Black/white, Stereo
Danish festival release 12.11.2009, CPH:DOX
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Bastard Film


Direction Joachim Ladefoged
Assistant director Christian Sønderby Jepsen


Producer Helle Faber
Executive producer Søren Steen Jespersen


Cinematography Kasper Tuxen
Cinematography Laust Trier Mørk
Cinematography Niels Thastum


Editing Adam Nielsen


Music Morten Green


Sound Morten Green
Sound Jakob Garfield

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Festival screenings

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Festival Festival date
CPH:DOX 2009-11-06
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2009-11-04
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2009-10-27
London Film Festival 2009-10-14
Reykjavik Nordisk Panorama 2009-09-25
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2009-08-17
Locarno, Festival internazionale del film 2009-08-05
Guanajuato International Film Festival 2009-07-24
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