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Ophelia Comes to Town

Jon Bang Carlsen, Denmark, 1985

96 min.DK/Feature

Amateur night in a tiny, windswept Jutland village. Hamlet is billed. The undertaker's meek apprentice will play the lead. He is fatherless, his mother is the village tramp. A Copenhagen social outcast lands the role of Ophelia. Offstage love developed during rehearsals. Stine Bierlich and Swedish actor Reine Brynolfsson each won a 1985 Danish Film Academy statuette for best acting.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Ofelia kommer til byen
Danish title Ofelia kommer til byen
Other titles Ophelia Comes to Town, Hamlet - Ophelia Comes to Town
Director Jon Bang Carlsen
Screenplay Jon Bang Carlsen
Producer Per Holst
Director of Photography Alexander Gruszynski
Editor Anders Refn
Sound Henrik Langkilde
Composer Hans-Erik Philip, Henrik Langkilde
Appearances Stine Bierlich, Reine Brynolfsson, Flemming (Bamse) Jørgensen, Anna Lise Hirsch Bjerrum
Production country Denmark
Production companies Per Holst Filmproduktion, Palle Fogtdal A/S
Domestic distribution Kærne Film
Technical info 35 mm, 1,85:1 - Widescreen, color, Sound
Danish theatrical release 08.11.1985
Cinemas Dagmar, Odense, Esbjerg, Herning, Vejle, Randers, Århus, Aalborg, Næstved Bio, Haderslev, Holstebro, Skjern, Struer, Ringkøbing, Grand, Gentofte Kino
TV release 03.12.1987, TV
Find more Niels Jørgen Dinnesen: Lyset fra fyret. Interview med Jon Bang Carlsen. MacGuffin 55-56/1985.
Oluf Gandrup: Filmen som maleri. MacGuffin 55-56/1985.
Henrik Jul Hansen: Duften af kaffe og negerpiger. Levende Billeder 2(nov.)/1985.
Erik Hvidt: Interview med Jon Bang Carlsen. Tusind Øjne 84/1985.
Jan Kornum Larsen: Drømmen om eventyrets fuldbyrdelse. Interview med Jon Bang Carlsen. Kosmorama 174/1985.
Asbjørn Skytte: Dødens triumf. Kosmorama 174/1985.
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 12

Companies

Production companies Per Holst Filmproduktion, Palle Fogtdal A/S
Domestic distribution Kærne Film

Direction

Direction Jon Bang Carlsen
Assistant director Tove Berg
Continuity Linda Daae

Script

Script Jon Bang Carlsen

Production

Production Per Holst
Production Palle Fogtdal
Producer Per Holst
Production manager Jens Arnoldus
Production assistant Thomas Lydholm
Production assistant Kirsten Jørgensen
Unit manager Jane Graun
Pre-production Ebbe Preisler
Runner Thomas Lund
Runner Maria Naur

Cinematography

Cinematography Alexander Gruszynski
Camera assistant Birger Bohm
Cinematographer: 2. unit Björn Blixt
Cinematographer: 2. unit Peter Roos
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Tom Elling
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Kim Hattesen
Key grip Henrik Jongdahl

Stills

Still photographer Jakob Bonfils

Electrical dept.

Electrical dept. Søren Sørensen
Assistant lighting technician Thomas Neivelt
Assistant lighting technician Preben Seltoft
Assistant lighting technician Jan Guldbrandsen

Editing

Editing Anders Refn
Assistant editor Merete Brusendorff

Music

Music Hans-Erik Philip
Music Henrik Langkilde
Orchestra Danmarks Radios Symfoniorkester
Conductor Herbert Blomstedt

Production design

Props Björn Blixt
Props Peter Roos
Set dresser William Knuttel
Set dresser Bjørn Hernes

Wardrobe

Wardrobe Pia Myrdal

Makeup

Makeup Elisabeth Bukkehave

Sound

Sound Henrik Langkilde
Sound assistant Bjarne Risbjerg
Sound assistant Niels Arnt Torp

Special effects

Special effects William Knuttel
Special effects Bjørn Hernes

Voice

Johns stemme Anders Baggesen

Stunt

Stunt Johan Thorén
Stunt Svenska Stuntgruppen

Appearance

Molly Stine Bierlich
John, bedemandsmedhjælper Reine Brynolfsson
Vagn, buschauffør Flemming (Bamse) Jørgensen
Rita, Johns mor Anna Lise Hirsch Bjerrum
Arne Ingolf David
Theodora Else Petersen
Skolelærer Hans Chr. Ægidius
Bedemand Aksel Larsen
Fyrmester, Vagns far Gustaf Bentsen
Vagns mor Margrethe Madsen
Ældre bonde Niels Nygård
Ældre bonde Peter Ruby
Ældre bonde Anders Pedersen
Degn Viggo Madsen
Lauritz Herman Gregersen
Stamkunde Reidar Nielsson
Jesus Bent Ove Jacobsen
Kreditor Kristen Poulsgaard
Postbud Gerhard Jensen
Lig af amerikaner Ole Jørgensen

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