The Missing Films

Jacob Thuesen, Tómas Gislason, Denmark, 2020

75 min.DK/Documentary

Making film wears down director Lars von Trier, but he is not able to live without them. In the film this Danish auteur’s all-consuming love affection for film is portrayed. Now he is standing at a cross-road. While film as we know it is dying.
Basic information Credits
Original title The Missing Films
Danish title The Missing Films
Director Jacob Thuesen, Tómas Gislason
Producer Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær
Director of Photography Jacob Thuesen, Tómas Gislason, Mads Thomsen
Editor Jacob Thuesen
Sound Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Appearance Lars von Trier
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut, TV2
International sales Danish Documentary Production ApS
Comment ’The House That Jack Built’ world-premiered at Cannes 2018. Directors Jacob Thuesen and Tómas Gislason are two of Lars von Trier’s long-time collaborators.
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
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Production company
Executive Producer Danish Documentary Production
Co-production ModMod Films
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, TV2
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut, TV2


Direction Jacob Thuesen
Direction Tómas Gislason


Producer Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær
Line producer Marianne Christensen
Production assistant Emilie Adelina Monies
Associate producer: pre-production Kasper Lykke Schultz


Cinematographer Jacob Thuesen
Cinematographer Tómas Gislason
Cinematographer Mads Thomsen


Editor Jacob Thuesen


Sound designer Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen


Appearance Lars von Trier

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