Frelle Petersen, Denmark, 2019

106 min.DK/FeatureDrama

Kris lives with her partly disabled uncle in rural Denmark and together they run a small farm. In their quirky yet loving relationship, built upon daily routines, words aren’t necessary. Kris is the dominant workhorse and she has taken on a motherly and overprotecting role towards her uncle. When Kris saves a calf during a complicated birth, her interest in the veterinary field is reawakened. She develops a friendship with the chatty veterinarian Johannes and slowly experiences life outside the farm. As love crosses her path, a possible life-changing question emerges.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Onkel
Danish title Onkel
Director Frelle Petersen
Screenplay Frelle Petersen
Producer Marco Lorenzen
Director of Photography Frelle Petersen
Editor Frelle Petersen
Sound Frank Mølgaard Knudsen
Composer Flemming Berg
Appearances Jette Søndergaard, Peter H. Tygesen, Ole Caspersen, Tue Frisk Petersen
Production country Denmark
Subtitles Yes
Production company 88 Miles
Domestic distribution Øst for Paradis
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Danish theatrical release 14.11.2019
Comment Second feature film by Frelle Petersen. The film won the top prize at its world premiere at Tokyo Film Festival. Petersen made his feature debut with ’Where Have All the Good Men Gone’ (2016), selected for the Seattle and Zlin Festivals.
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all


Production company 88 Miles
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Tønder Kommune
Domestic distribution Øst for Paradis


Direction Frelle Petersen


Screenplay Frelle Petersen


Producer Marco Lorenzen
Executive producer Frelle Petersen
Executive producer Jette Søndergaard
Production manager Julie Elisabeth Oest-Jacobsen
Producer consultant Karen Baumbach
Post-production consultant Simon Lytting


Cinematographer Frelle Petersen
Gaffer Frank Mølgaard Knudsen
Behind the scenes shooting Julie Elisabeth Oest-Jacobsen


Still photographer Per Arnesen


Editor Frelle Petersen
VFX editor Sune Kaarsberg
VFX editor Stefan Garfield Rasch Holm
Trailer editor Jacob Thuesen
Facility manager Tine Clasen


Composer Flemming Berg

Production design

Set dresser Zoe Shafir
Set dresser Jordan Bastian
Set dresser Mia Fasmer Schønnemann
Set dresser Maximillian Alexander Winther Mosskov


Sound designer Frank Mølgaard Knudsen
Sound consultant Hans-Erik Philip
Foley artist Rune Holberg
Mixer Simon Ellegaard
ADR recording Rune Bjerre Sand


Voice Reimer Bo Christensen
Voice Alexandre Willaume
Voice Iben Dorner
Voice Mogens Bernsdorf
Voice Marie Ekman
Voice Thomas Hansen

Visual effects

Colourist Kristopher Paterson
Colorgrading consultant Norman Nesbit
Poster artwork Paul Wilson
Poster artwork Nadja Rasmussen


Kris Jette Søndergaard
Onkel Peter H. Tygesen
Johannes Ole Caspersen
Mike Tue Frisk Petersen
Nabo Christian Tychsen
Else Inger Caspersen
Kasserer Mads Søndergaard Petersen
Fysioterapeut Stine Lee Bruhn Schrøder
Korleder Tove Tersbøl
Mælkemand Ronni Pedersen
Sygeplejerske Frauke Lorenzen

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Audience Award 2020 Trondheim Kosmorama International Film Festival 2020
Grand Prix 2019 Tokyo International Film Festival 2019

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Trondheim Kosmorama International Film Festival 2020-03-02
Göteborg International Film Festival 2020-01-24
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2019-11-15
Tokyo International Film Festival 2019-10-28
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.

Reviews and articles

On the library you can find these articles and revies and other material about the film.
Type Source Author Date
Interview Politiken-Fonden Grundahl, Joakim 2019-11-18
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Skotte Christensen, Kim 2019-11-14
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Caruana, Stephanie 2019-11-14
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Vandrup, Frederik Asschenfeldt 2019-11-14
Interview Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Melander, Ronja 2019-11-14