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Moon Rider

Daniel Dencik, Denmark, 2012

81 min.DK/Documentary

Moon Rider is a coming-of-age story about the bike rider Rasmus Quaade. The film follows young Rasmus' struggle to become a professional rider, a rough and winding road through hell and back.Shot on fragile Super8 and raw helmet-cam, it is a journey seen from the inside of a young man's head - it is a personal story entrusted to the spectator by Rasmus himself from his intimate diary. Rasmus has proven to have an extra ordinary talent for riding, but even if Rasmus' physical abilities are extra ordinary and build for cycling, his mind is build for thinking. His constant reflections about life and death becomes his biggest obstacle in reaching his goal of becoming a World Champion. In order to win, he has to empty his head completely, but how do you clear your head, when every thought is a step in the wrong direction? The film paints an honest and heartbreaking picture of the extreme and lonely life of a young championship rider.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Library
Danish title Moon rider
Other titles Quaade, Moon Rider
Keywords , Cycling, Cycling, Racing cyclist, Bicycle race, 2000-2009, 2010-2019
Director Daniel Dencik
Producer Monica Hellström
Director of Photography Daniel Dencik, Aske Alexander Foss
Appearances Rasmus Quaade
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language Danish
Production companies Dencik Film
Domestic distribution DOXBIO
International sale LevelK /Over gården, 3. / Gammel Kongevej 137 / 1850 Frederiksberg C / t +45 4844 3072 / c +45 2010 8580 / tine.klint@levelk.dk / www.levelk.dk
Danish theatrical release 05.09.2012
Cinemas Reprise Teatret, Grand, Ishøj Bio, Værløse Bio, Park Bio, Glostrup Bio, Bio Viften (Rødovre), Empire, Bibliografen (Bagsværd) samt 42 biografer i provinsen, inkl. Færøerne og Grønland
Danish festival release 07.11.2012, Cinemateket, CPH:DOX 2012
TV release 17.09.2013, DR 2
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7

Companies

Production companies Dencik Film
With support from Danske Filminstruktører, Ministeriet for børn og undervisnings tips- og lottomidler
In colaboration with Story AB, New Danish Screen, Svenska Filminstitutet, SVT
Domestic distribution DOXBIO

Direction

Direction Daniel Dencik

Script

Screenwriter Daniel Dencik

Production

Producer Monica Hellström
Co-producer Tobias Janson
Production assistant Polly Kallos
Production assistant Joanna Zofia Bard Mikolajczyk
Production assistant Cecilie McNair
Production assistant Maj Skifter
Production assistant Ditte Bohr
Post-production Anders V. Christensen

Cinematography

Cinematographer Daniel Dencik
Cinematographer Aske Alexander Foss
Key grip Jeppe Lassen

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Thomas Bekker
Assistant lighting technician Alex Suhr

Editing

Editor Daniel Dencik
Editor Cathrine Ambus
Editor Rasmus Gitz-Johansen
Editor Theis Schmidt
B-editor Klaus Heinecke
Assistant editor Christian Einshøj
Assistant editor Christian Einshøj
Assistant editor Jesper Bækdal
Assistant editor Derek Gilbert Zacho

Music

Composer Erik Enocksson

Production design

Production designer Thomas Bremer

Sound

Sound mixer Rune Palving
Recording engineer Rune Palving
Recording engineer Rune Bjerre Sand
Foley artist Rune Palving
Sound design Rasmus Winther Jensen
Sound mixer Rasmus Winther Jensen
Recording engineer Rasmus Winther Jensen

Visual effects

Visual effects Maria Klarlund
Graphic design Martin Hultman
Colorgrading Eric Hansson

Appearance

Appearance Rasmus Quaade

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
REEL TALENT AWARD 2012 CPH:DOX 2012

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
München Documentary Festival 2015-05-07
Leeuwarden Noordelijk Film Festival 2013-11-06
Warsaw, Danish Embassy 2013-11-01
Bergen International Film festival 2013-10-23
Camden Int. Film Festival 2013-09-26
Dokufest Prizren 2013-08-17
Transatlantyk Int. Film & Music Festival 2013-08-02
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2013-06-28
München Documentary Festival 2013-05-08
Jeonju International Film Festival 2013-04-26
Trondheim Kosmorama International Film Festival 2013-04-15
Torun 2012-11-24
Stockholm International Film Festival 2012-11-07
CPH:DOX 2012-11-01
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2012-10-31
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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 2012-09-06
Anmeldelse Kristeligt Dagblad Eva Zierau 2012-09-06
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet 2012-09-05
Artikel Information Katrine Hornstrup Yde 2012-09-05
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Katrine Sommer Boysen 2012-09-05
Anmeldelse Politiken Kim Skotte 2012-09-04
Anmeldelse Politiken Kim Skotte 2012-09-04
Anmeldelse Politiken Pernille Mac Dalland 2012-08-31