Carl Olsson, Denmark, 2019

74 min.DK/Documentary

A film about the noble landed gentry, constantly renegotiating the borders between history and modernity. Through scenic tableaus and a strong sense for detail, the film paints a world of tradition and perfection – and in it man, striving to fit into the grandeur of an idea.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Patrimonium
Danish title Patrimonium
Keywords Denmark, Aristocracy, Traditions, 2010-2019
Director Carl Olsson
Producer Anne Köhncke
Director of Photography Jonathan Guldberg Elsborg, Mathias Døcker Petersen
Editor Sofie Steenberger
Sound Sune Kaarsberg
Composer Signe Lykke
Appearance Birgitte Christine Moskova Sehested, Todd Dorigo, Adam Carl Moltke-Huitfeldt, Carl Alexander Magnus Hans-Erich Count von Scheel-Plessen
Production country Denmark
Danish subtitles Yes
Domestic distribution DR, Det Danske Filminstitut
International sales Final Cut for Real ApS / Forbindelsesvej 7 / 2100 København Ø / t +45 3543 6043 / c +45 4062 6690 / info@final-cut.dk / finalcutforreal.dk
Comment The film premiered at Göteborg Film Festival and screened at CPH:DOX and is Carl Olsson’s first feature documentary, produced by Oscar-nominated Final Cut for Real. Olsson’s graduation film, ’Blessed Be This Place’ (2013), won several international awards.
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
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Production company
Executive Producer Final Cut for Real ApS
With support from New Danish Screen, Det Danske Filminstitut, Nordisk Film & TV Fond
In collaboration with DR K, YLE, SVT
Domestic distribution DR, Det Danske Filminstitut


Direction Carl Olsson
Consultant Anne Østerud
Consultant Max Kestner


Producer Anne Köhncke
Executive producer Signe Byrge Sørensen
Post Producer Maria Kristensen
Production assistant Waltteri Vanhanen
Production assistant Mads Liljendahl
Production assistant Mauricio González-Aranda
Production assistant Emma Svendsen
Post-producton coordinator Maggie Winther Hansen


Cinematographer Jonathan Guldberg Elsborg
Cinematographer Mathias Døcker Petersen
Drone operator Liv Brunn Hansen
Drone operator Tommy Nielsen
Drone operator Bo Tornvig


Editor Sofie Steenberger


Composer Signe Lykke


Sound designer Sune Kaarsberg
Recording engineer Sune Kaarsberg
Recording engineer Johannes Rose
Recording engineer Jonas R. Kirkegaard

Visual effects

Online Oliver Lindboe
Digital compositing Asger Peder Mortensen
VFX supervisor Thomas Øhlenschlæger
Colourist Thomas Therchilsen
Graphic design Lasse Strøm
Digital mastering Thomas Caspersen
Graphic design Carl Olsson


Appearance Birgitte Christine Moskova Sehested
Appearance Todd Dorigo
Appearance Adam Carl Moltke-Huitfeldt
Appearance Carl Alexander Magnus Hans-Erich Count von Scheel-Plessen
Appearance Ole G. Nielsen
Appearance Lars Kronshage
Appearance Klaus Hadsbjerg
Appearance Mie Iversen
Appearance Bruno Felletoft
Appearance Jørn Jepsen
Appearance Lise Flindt Hansen
Appearance Camilla Laursen
Appearance Maria Redeker
Appearance Natasja Frederiksen
Appearance Jacob Crüger
Appearance Jørgen Crüger
Appearance Joakim Ås
Appearance Niels Peter Schack-Eyber
Appearance Peter Tygesen
Appearance Pia Fris Laneth
Appearance Palle Nielsen
Appearance Thomas Aaen
Appearance Mikal Herløw
Appearance Carsten Rasmussen

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Festival screenings

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Festival Festival date
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2019-10-29
Moscow Int. Film Festival 2019-04-18
CPH:DOX 2019-03-20
Göteborg International Film Festival 2019-01-25
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