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Isle of darkness

Trygve Allister Diesen, Norway, 1997

80 min.Feature

Julie is a young and newly qualified teacher from Copenhagen, Denmark. Fed up with her unfaithful boyfriend and big city life, she takes a job as a teacher on an idyllic island in southern Norway. Julie finds it difficult to be accepted in the closed-net community of the island. Slowly but surely, she discovers that the idyllic island hides many dark secrets. Julie is about to give up, but then she meets the island's sympathetic priest Roald. Beautiful and charming he becomes her gate into the community.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Mørkets øy
Danish title Mørkets ø
Other titles Isle of darkness
Director Trygve Allister Diesen
Screenplay Trygve Allister Diesen, Nikolaj Scherfig
Producer Axel Helgeland, Henrik Danstrup
Director of Photography Harald Gunnar Paalgard
Editor Pål Gengenbach
Sound Svenn Jakobsen
Composer Søren Hyldgaard
Production designer Carle Lange
Appearances Sofie Gråbøl, Paul-Ottar Haga, Sina Langfeldt, Trini Lund
Production country Norway, Denmark
Production companies Northern Lights, Balboa Enterprise
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution
Technical info 35 mm, 1,85:1 - Widescreen, color, Dolby SR
Danish theatrical release 06.02.1998
Cinemas Palads, Bio Lyngby, Scala, BioCity (Tåstrup) samt 9 biografer i provinsen.
Norsk premiere 26.12.1997.
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 15

Companies

Production companies Northern Lights, Balboa Enterprise
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution

Direction

Direction Trygve Allister Diesen

Script

Script Trygve Allister Diesen
Script Nikolaj Scherfig
Script consultant Aslaug Konradsdottir
Script supervisor Aslaug Konradsdottir

Production

Producer Axel Helgeland
Co-producer Henrik Danstrup
Line producer Bent Rognlien
Production manager Synnøve Hørsdal
Producer Henrik Danstrup
Associate producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen
Production manager Synnøve Hørsdal
Production assistant Johanne Helgeland
Production assistant Sigurd Mikal Karoliussen
Production assistant Rikke Laursen
Production assistant Lena Sougen
Production assistant Allan Sperling
Production assistant Hege Steffensen
Location manager Erik Disch

Cinematography

Cinematography Harald Gunnar Paalgard
Camera assistant Thomas Duprè
Camera assistant Wencke Hovet
Camera assistant Arash A. Nejod

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Thomas Øhre
Best boy Morten M. Ræder

Editing

Editing Pål Gengenbach
Negative cutting Ann Karin Aasgaard
Assistant editor Ruchir Tewari

Music

Music Søren Hyldgaard

Production design

Production design Carle Lange
Set decorator Hilde Reh
Set dresser Espen Bergvik
Assistant set dresser Morten Swang

Wardrobe

Wardrobe Karen Fabritius Gram

Makeup

Makeup artist Igor Meyer
Makeup assistant Mona Iversen

Sound

Sound editor Sturla Einarson
Sound mixer Petter Fladeby
Sound designer Svenn Jakobsen
Foley artist André Naudin
Sound effect editor Tormod Ringnes
Foley editor Morten Solum

Special effects

SFX Pål Morten Hverven
SFX Bo Lundgren

Visual effects

Optical effects Bente Santi Helle
Colourist Andrzej Kiwala

Appearance

Julie Sofie Gråbøl
Roald Paul-Ottar Haga
Solveig Sina Langfeldt
Amanda Bakken Trini Lund
Bakken John Sigurd Kristensen
Lars Martin Slaatto
Wenche Øymoen Juni Dahr
Øymoen Håkon Rosseland
Billettøren Lars Funderud
Fru Jacobsen Sigvor Skjeie
Dr. Bang Terje Strømdahl
Lensmand Quist Erik Hivju

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