The neighbours

Bent Christensen, Denmark, 1966

98 min.DK/Feature

Taking place on a small villa road: The two neighbors Gormsen and Sandelund have been at a dispute for years and this evolves into an all out war. Sandelund is a wholesale dealer in meet, a capitalist and has one of this modem houses with a flat roof. Gormsen is a dentist, and a communist, he has a new wife that are younger then his son, and lives in one of these old-fashioned half-timbered houses. A third factor is the merchant Krause. To begin with he is a small time grocer and progresses into the end, a big time businessman. He is a deeply religious man, a good Christian, and member of the parochial church council. There children, (teenagers) find their conflict silly and stupid.
Basic information Credits Music Materials
Original title Naboerne
Danish title Naboerne
Director Bent Christensen
Screenplay Leif Panduro, Bent Christensen
Director of Photography Henning Bendtsen
Editor Lars Brydesen, Niels Wangberg
Composer Kim Marott
Production designer Mogens Gylling Hansen
Appearance Ebbe Rode, Hanne Borchsenius, John Price, Grethe Sønck
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Astra Film A/S
Technical info 2690 meter, 35 mm, Cinemascope, Black/white, Sound
Danish theatrical release 07.03.1966
Cinemas Odense, Horsens, Herning, Århus, Nykøbing F., Silkeborg, Rønne, Fredericia Københavnsk forpremiere i Imperial 4.3. 1966. Ordinær københavnsk premiere sammesteds 6.6. 1966.
TV release 06.01.1990, TV 2
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company ASA Film Studio
Domestic distribution Astra Film A/S


Direction Bent Christensen
Assistant director Finn Henriksen


Script Leif Panduro
Script Bent Christensen


Production Just Betzer
Production Sven Grønlykke
Production Bent Christensen


Cinematography Henning Bendtsen
Camera assistant Henrik Fog-Møller


Stills Henrik Fog-Møller

Electrical dept.

Electrical dept. Svend Bregenborg


Editing Lars Brydesen
Editing Niels Wangberg


Music Kim Marott
Musical arrangement Søren Christensen

Production design

Production design Mogens Gylling Hansen


Wardrobe Annelise Schyberg


Makeup Aase Tarp


Sound assistant Peter Klitgaard

Special effects

Special effects Peter Højmark


Tandlæge Gormsen Ebbe Rode
Fru Gormsen Hanne Borchsenius
Fabrikant Sandelund John Price
Fru Sandelund Grethe Sønck
Ludvig Peter Steen
Nille Elsebeth Reingaard
Freddy Jesper Langberg
Rikke Tine Schmedes
Isenkræmmer Krause Pouel Kern
Gartner Andersen Henry Lohmann
Fru Jensen Ingrid Langballe
Betjent Holm Karl Stegger
Bankbestyrer Svend Bille
En englænder Stanley Robbson

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