The Mouse

Pil Maria Gunnarsson, Denmark, 2009

13 min.DK/Short fictionChildren's films

Love, cowardice and jealousy lie at the core of this story about 10-year-old girl, Liv, who receives a mouse as a present from her classmate, Mike. They start dating. However, when Liv's friend, a popular girl, starts flirting with Mike at school, Liv becomes exceedingly jealous.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Musen
Danish title Musen
Keywords Children, Falling in love, Jealousy, Emotions, Girlfriends
Director Pil Maria Gunnarsson
Screenplay Rum Malmros, Pil Maria Gunnarsson
Producer Mia Marie Borup
Director of Photography Adam Philp
Editor Anne Hovad Fischer
Sound Bobby Hess, Thomas Jæger
Composer Flemming Nordkrog
Production designer Bjarke Brint
Appearances Eva-Theresa Jermiin Anker, Magnus Wettendorff Dyring, Frederikke Hjort Arentz, Christine Exner
Production country Denmark
Production company Cosmo Film
International sales Cosmo Film A/S / Ryesgade 106 A / 2100 København Ø / t +45 3538 7200 / cosmo@cosmo.dk / www.cosmo.dk
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info color
Danish festival release 23.04.2009, Empire, CPH PIX Film Festival
Danish rating Allowed for all


Production company Cosmo Film


Direction Pil Maria Gunnarsson


Script Rum Malmros
Script Pil Maria Gunnarsson


Producer Mia Marie Borup


Cinematography Adam Philp


Stills Adam Philp


Editing Anne Hovad Fischer


Music Flemming Nordkrog

Production design

Production design Bjarke Brint


Sound Bobby Hess
Sound Thomas Jæger


Appearance Eva-Theresa Jermiin Anker
Appearance Magnus Wettendorff Dyring
Appearance Frederikke Hjort Arentz
Appearance Christine Exner

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
The County Council of Skåne’s Short Film Award 2010 Malmö, BUFF 2010

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2010-04-22
Malmö, BUFF 2010-03-16
Athens Olympia Int. Film Festival For Children and Young People 2009-12-05
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2009-11-04
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2009-08-17
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2009-04-27
Berlinale 2009-02-05
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