Heroines of the Pipes

59 min.DK/Documentary

Men and women from across the globe, admire, desire, need and pursue them. Upon arrival in a new city, they are greeted as if they were Hollywood celebrities. Despite signing autographs and travelling by limousine, they are neither actors nor rockstars. They are, however, a highly sought after Danish duo of female pipe makers who leave a smokey trail of wonder on their path across nations.
Anne Julie (age 76) and Manduela Riger Kusk (age 50) are both from Denmark, but have established themselves on a professional level outside the borders, where they have achieved great success as Pipe Makers. Through discovering their friendship, we have been able to explore the little-known, male-dominated, international world of pipes, that they effortlessly meander. At times, their surroundings are reminiscent of a gangster film, as exclusive, one-of-a-kind pipes are sold behind closed doors, worth up to half a million (Danish)kroner.
This dynamic duo, with their infectious charm and unparalleled talent, have obtained a prestigious status in the world of pipes. This is in part due to the well-renowned heritage of Danish pipes, which has been instrumental in setting the standard for pipes around the world, as well as being a result of their intriguing personalities.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Pibens heltinder
Danish title Pibens heltinder
Other titles Heroines of the Pipes
Keywords Denmark, Arts and crafts, Craftsmen, Pipes, Women, Smoking, 2010-2019
Director Iben Haahr Andersen, Minna Grooss
Screenplay Minna Grooss, Iben Haahr Andersen
Producer Iben Haahr Andersen, Minna Grooss
Director of Photography Iben Haahr Andersen
Editor Per Götz
Composer Boi Holm
Production country Denmark, China, Japan, United States
Production companies Anne Julie


Production companies Anne Julie


Direction Iben Haahr Andersen
Direction Minna Grooss


Screenplay Minna Grooss
Screenplay Iben Haahr Andersen


Producer Iben Haahr Andersen
Producer Minna Grooss


Cinematographer Iben Haahr Andersen


Editor Per Götz


Composer Boi Holm


Sound Iben Haahr Andersen

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