Jannik Splidsboel, Denmark, 2015

74 min.DK/Documentary

In Tulsa, Oklahoma, between two of the city's two thousand churches, you find OpenArms Youth Project - the city's only youth center welcoming gay and transgender teenagers that have decided to come out in the middle of the Bible Belt. These kids are considered misfits, as their wicked lifestyle does not fit into Tulsa's conservative and religious society. Misfits is a film about being yourself, even though that choice may cause great personal costs. The three characters in the film, Larissa, Benny and "D", all go to the center where they find love and support to confront the daily drama they are living because of their sexuality.
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Original title Misfits
Danish title Misfits
Keywords Homosexuals, Homosexuality, Transgender, Young people, Prejudices, Social exclusion, USA, Oklakoma, Tulsa
Director Jannik Splidsboel
Producer Sara Stockmann
Director of Photography Henrik Bohn Ipsen
Editor Mikael Kloster Ebbesen
Sound Roar Skau Olsen
Production country Denmark, Sweden, United States
Dialogue language English
Domestic distribution Reel Pictures
International sales Wide House
Technical info 2,35:1 Scope, Dolby 5.1
Danish theatrical release 05.03.2015
Cinemas Biffen (Aalborg), Øst for Paradis (Århus), Empire, Nicolai Biograf (Kolding)
Comment The film is also available in a 58 min. version. Screened at the Berlinale. Splidsboel's previous films include 'How Are You?' (2011), which screened at the Berlinale and at Hotdocs.
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Sonntag Pictures ApS
Co-production Mantaray Film AB
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Svenska Filminstitutet, DR, UR
Domestic distribution Reel Pictures


Direction Jannik Splidsboel


Producer Sara Stockmann
Co-producer Stina Gardell
Executive producer Jakob Schaumburg
Production coordinator Zach Litwack
Post-production manager Jakob Schaumburg


Cinematographer Henrik Bohn Ipsen
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Hannu Käki
Cinematographer: Additional shoot James Plumlee
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Zach Litwack


Editor Mikael Kloster Ebbesen
Editor: development Per K. Kirkegaard
Trailer editor Claus Brondbjerg Erichsen
Teaser editor Claus Brondbjerg Erichsen
Trailer editor Per Sandholt
Teaser editor Per Sandholt


Music Mathias Blomdahl
Additional music Joakim Jarl


Sound designer Roar Skau Olsen
Sound design assistant Mikkel Groos
Sound design assistant Mikkel Peder Fabricius
Boom operator Stevie Fernandez Jr.

Visual effects

Colourist Rune Felix Holm

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Reviews and articles

On the library you can find these articles and revies and other material about the film.
Type Source Author Date
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Jacob Wendt Jensen 2015-03-05
Anmeldelse Information Mads Ananda Lodahl 2015-03-05
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Dorte Hygum Soerensen 2015-03-05
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