Johan Melin, Denmark, 2008

116 min.DK/Feature

Five people struggle in the twilight to become free and get into character. Everything happens in real time and in one take, from a hypnosis session on the outskirts of town - to a disintegrating Copenhagen. Some succumb, others move on: Meet Ruth who has been looking for her beloved Milovan for two years and gets by on hope alone. She is covering the city with pictures of him. Maybe there's hope to be found in Lars Hviid, a spiritual guru and sex addict eager to help her. And then there's Eva, his wife, who is fed up with the lies and plans to move to Rio with her lover. Instead she meets violinist Lukas who is scheeming to get rid of Casper, who plays first violin. In the midst of all this, Milovan has returned to Copenhagen to repay his debt and commit the ultimate sin. This will be the most important 113 minutes of their lives.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Preludium
Danish title Preludium
Director Johan Melin
Screenplay Johan Melin
Producer Elise Lund Larsen, Vibeke Vogel, Johan Melin
Director of Photography Adam Wallensten
Sound Lars Halvorsen, Bobby Hess
Composer Ted Fransson
Appearance Anna Fabricius, Lai Yde Holgaard, Patricia Schumann, Thomas Knuth-Winterfeldt
Production country Denmark, Sweden
Domestic distribution Good Army
International sales Bullitt Film ApS
Danish theatrical release 25.04.2008
Cinemas Vester Vov Vov, Café Biografen (Odense), Øst for Paradis (Århus) Øst for Paradis havde vist filmen dagligt siden 17/4/2008
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 15
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Production company Bullitt Film, The Good Army
Domestic distribution Good Army


Direction Johan Melin


Script Johan Melin


Producer Elise Lund Larsen
Producer Vibeke Vogel
Producer Johan Melin


Cinematography Adam Wallensten


Music Ted Fransson


Sound engineer Lars Halvorsen
Sound engineer Bobby Hess


Appearance Anna Fabricius
Appearance Lai Yde Holgaard
Appearance Patricia Schumann
Appearance Thomas Knuth-Winterfeldt
Appearance Zdravko Milanovich
Appearance Carl Martin Norén
Appearance Rainer Gerdes
Appearance Radoje Cukic
Appearance Nicolei Faber
Appearance Kundra Lohmann

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Reviews and articles

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Type Source Author Date
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Ann Lind Andersen 2008-04-29
Anmeldelse Information Jonas Varsted Kirkegaard 2008-04-25
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Politiken 2008-04-25
Anmeldelse Nyhedsavisen 2008-04-25
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