Frelle Petersen, Denmark, 2019

106 min.DK/FeatureDrama

Kris lives with her partly disabled uncle in rural Denmark and together they run a derelict 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
Original title Onkel
Danish title Onkel
Other titles Uncle
Director Frelle Petersen
Screenplay Frelle Petersen
Producer Marco Lorenzen
Director of Photography Frelle Petersen
Editor Frelle Petersen
Sound Frank Mølgaard Knudsen
Appearances Jette Søndergaard, Peter H. Tygesen, Ole Caspersen, Tue Frisk Petersen
Production country Denmark
Subtitles Yes
Production companies 88 Miles
Domestic distribution Øst for Paradis
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Danish theatrical release 14.11.2019
Comment Second feature film by Frelle Petersen, who 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 companies 88 Miles
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut
Domestic distribution Øst for Paradis


Direction Frelle Petersen


Screenplay Frelle Petersen


Producer Marco Lorenzen
Executive producer Frelle Petersen
Production manager Julie Elisabeth Oest-Jacobsen


Cinematographer Frelle Petersen


Editor Frelle Petersen


Sound engineer Frank Mølgaard Knudsen


Kris Jette Søndergaard
Onkel Peter H. Tygesen
Johannes Ole Caspersen
Mike Tue Frisk Petersen

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Grand Prix 2019 Tokyo International Film Festival 2019

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2019-11-15
Tokyo International Film Festival 2019-10-28
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