Key House Mirror

Michael Noer, Denmark, 2015

92 min.DK/FeatureDrama

Lily and Max have been married for more than 50 years. Now, they live together in a nursing home, where Max has been reliant on professional care since his stroke. Lily has been putting her own needs aside and is desperately longing for excitement and intimacy in her life. When a man known as "the Pilot" moves in next-door, he and his passion for life immediately charm Lily. However, neither her family nor the other residents at the nursing home are fond of her new acquaintance. Misunderstood by her family and trapped in her life with Max, Lily decides to fight to escape the bars of her invisible prison and claim her freedom.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Nøgle hus spejl
Danish title Nøgle hus spejl
Director Michael Noer
Screenplay Anders Frithiof August, Michael Noer
Producer Tomas Radoor, René Ezra
Director of Photography Magnus Nordenhof Jønck
Editor Adam Nielsen
Sound Rasmus Winther Jensen, Kasper Janus Rasmussen, Kasper Janus Rasmussen
Production designer Rie Lykke
Casting Gro Metha Therp
Appearance Ghita Nørby, Sven Wollter, Trine Pallesen, Jens Brenaa
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language Danish
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution
International sales TrustNordisk
Danish theatrical release 12.11.2015
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company
Executive Producer Nordisk Film Production A/S
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Nordisk Film & TV Fond
In collaboration with DR
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution


Direction Michael Noer
1st assistant director Antony Castle
Casting Gro Metha Therp
Extras coordinator Anita Juel Lystbæk


Screenplay Anders Frithiof August
Screenplay Michael Noer


Producer Tomas Radoor
Producer René Ezra
Line producer Maj-Britt Paulmann Dalsgaard
Executive producer Henrik Zein
Executive producer Lena Haugaard
Production coordinator Cecilie Anna Christiansen
Location manager Claus Nielsen
Post-producton coordinator Mia Bang Stenberg
Production assistant Zire Schucany
Production assistant Matilda Appelin


Director of Photography Magnus Nordenhof Jønck
First assistant camera Daniel Parmo
Clapper Søren Pedersen
Key grip Christian Brøndum


Stills Christian Geisnæs


Gaffer Aslak Lytthans
Best boy Morten Kastberg


Editor Adam Nielsen
Assistant editor Liv Lynge
Trailer editor Lars Wissing


Production designer Rie Lykke
Property master Mathias Holmgren Hassing
Set decorator Trine Jensen


Key costumer Pernille Holm
Costume on set Grith Deleuran


Chief makeup artist Lis Kasper Bang
Makeup artist Sara Sofia Kasper


Sound designer Rasmus Winther Jensen
Sound designer Kasper Janus Rasmussen
Sound engineer Kasper Janus Rasmussen
B-sound designer Kjetil Mørk
Sound: trailer Steffen Addington
Foley artist Heikki Kossi

Special effects

SFX Hummer Højmark

Visual effects

Grading Peter Diemar
Compositing Dan Dirckinck-Holmfeld
Compositing Michael Holm
VFX supervisor Thomas Øhlenschlæger


Stunts Stig Günther


Lily Ghita Nørby
Piloten Sven Wollter
Katrine Trine Pallesen
Max Jens Brenaa
Henrik Michael Sand
Yvonne Yvonne Zinn
Tove Marie-Louise Coninck
Læge Elsemarie Nielsen
Lars Martin Hall
Farmor Ely Rose
Mathilde Hannah Sternberg Morin
Mathildes mor Katrine Blinkenberg
Mathildes far Morten Sternberg

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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festival
Jury Prize 2015 Marrakech International Film Festival 2015

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2016-04-20
Marrakech International Film Festival 2015-12-04
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2015-11-13
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2015-11-05
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2015-11-04
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2015-10-22
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2015-08-15
München International Film Festival 2015-06-25
Transilvania International Film Festival 2015-05-29
Seattle International Film Festival 2015-05-14
Cracow Matercard OFF Camera International Festival of Independent Cinema 2015-05-01
Göteborg International Film Festival 2015-01-23
Rotterdam, International Film Festival 2015-01-21
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.
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Reviews and articles

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Type Source Author Date
Varia Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten 2016-03-06
Artikel Politiken-Fonden Benner, Torben 2015-12-28
Artikel Information Monggaard, Christian 2015-12-22
Anmeldelse Information Ralf Christensen 2015-11-13
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Bo Green Jensen 2015-11-13
Anmeldelse BT Michael Lind 2015-11-12
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende lOUISE kIDDE sAUNTVED 2015-11-12
Anmeldelse Kristeligt Dagblad Soeren Hermansen 2015-11-12
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Nanna Frank Rasmussen 2015-11-12
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Kim Skotte 2015-11-12
Interview Politiken-Fonden Lotte Thorsen 2015-11-12
Anmeldelse Børsen Durr, Morten 2015-11-12
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet Queitsch, Henrik 2015-11-12
Interview Ekstra Bladet Kim Kastrup 2015-11-12
Interview Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Michael Enggaard 2015-11-11
Varia Politiken-Fonden Mette Dreyer 2015-11-11
Interview Weekendavisen Michael Muller 2015-11-06
Interview BT Kenan Seeberg 2015-10-14
Artikel Ekstra Bladet Jacob Oersted 2014-03-18
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Michael Enggaard 2014-03-14