Mother Dearest

Poul Erik Madsen, Denmark, 2007

37 min.DK/Short fictionChildren's films

A heart-rending story about Rune, who lives alone with his mother after his father's death. Rune tries to fill the empty space at home and looks after all the practical matters in order to keep things going. The local authorities regard the family as dysfunctional and consider a forced removal of Rune from his home. He, on the other hand, is desperately trying to convince himself and his environment that everything is in perfect order.
Basic information Credits
Original title Mors dreng
Danish title Mors dreng
Keywords Mother-son relationship
Director Poul Erik Madsen
Screenplay Jannik Tai Mosholt
Producer Carsten Holst
Director of Photography Thomas Gerhardt
Editor Anders Refn
Sound Peter Schou Andersen, Matias la Cour
Composer Sune Martin
Production designer Hans Peter Ludvigsen
Appearance Lucas Munk Billing, Rikke Louise Andersson, Martin Hestbæk, Kjeld Nørgaard
Production country Denmark
International sales TrustNordisk
Technical info color
Danish festival release 19.09.2008, Cinemateket, Buster 2008
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company Zentropa Entertainments


Direction Poul Erik Madsen
Assistant director Otto Rosing
Continuity Annemarie Aaes
Casting: children Jette Termann


Script Jannik Tai Mosholt
Script consultant Lars C. Detlefsen


Producer Carsten Holst
Line producer Karen Bentzon
Production manager Ingrid Kofoed
Production manager Marie-Louise Gyldenkrone
Production assistant Jeppe Melchiorsen
Location scout Anders Jacobsen


Cinematography Thomas Gerhardt
First assistant camera Anders Thorsby

Electrical dept.

Electrical dept. Jesper Westh
Assistant lighting technician David Medina


Editing Anders Refn


Music Sune Martin

Production design

Production design Hans Peter Ludvigsen
Property master Hans Peter Ludvigsen
Set dresser Stine Elmholt


Wardrobe Irene Haugaard


Makeup Tina Helmark


Sound Peter Schou Andersen
Sound Matias la Cour
B-sound designer Jan Juhler
B-sound designer Johannes Elling Dam


Stunt Hans Peter Ludvigsen


Rune Lucas Munk Billing
Runes mor Rikke Louise Andersson
Faderen Martin Hestbæk
Jens Kjeld Nørgaard
Læreren Carsten Bjørnlund
Skolelederen Charlotte Fich
Magnus' far Lars Ranthe
Appearance Nicolai Borch Kelstrup
Appearance Henning Valin

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