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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 Festivals & awards
Original title Mors dreng
Danish title Mors dreng
Other titles Mother Dearest
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
Appearances Lucas Munk Billing, Rikke Louise Andersson, Martin Hestbæk, Kjeld Nørgaard
Production country Denmark
Production companies Zentropa Entertainments
International sales TrustNordisk / Filmbyen 22 / 2650 Hvidovre / t +45 3686 8788 / f +45 3677 4448 / info@trustnordisk.com / www.trustnordisk.com
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info color
Danish festival release 19.09.2008, Cinemateket, Buster 2008
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11

Companies

Production companies Zentropa Entertainments

Direction

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

Script

Script consultant Lars C. Detlefsen
Script Jannik Tai Mosholt

Production

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

First assistant camera Anders Thorsby
Cinematography Thomas Gerhardt

Electrical dept.

Assistant lighting technician David Medina
Electrical dept. Jesper Westh

Editing

Editing Anders Refn

Music

Music Sune Martin

Production design

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

Wardrobe

Wardrobe Irene Haugaard

Makeup

Makeup Tina Helmark

Sound

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

Stunt

Stunt Hans Peter Ludvigsen

Appearance

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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