Christina Rosendahl, Denmark, 2008

25 min.DK/Short fictionChildren's films

10-year-old Piv is constantly being bullied by her stronger classmate Mia. Piv retreats and tries to avoid the attacks - or even takes the blame. One day, after a particularly harsh round of bullying, Piv meets Mia by chance and sets her revenge in motion: Piv coaxes Mia to follow her to a forest lake. She wants to show Mia something in the water. But you have to walk all the way out to the end of a wooden log to see it ...
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Pusling
Danish title Pusling
Keywords Girls, Bullying, Power struggles
Director Christina Rosendahl
Screenplay Torbjørn Rafn
Producer Thomas Heinesen
Director of Photography Gösta Reiland
Editor Olivier Bugge Coutté
Sound Peter Albrechtsen
Composer Vagn Luv
Production designer Peter de Neergaard
Appearances Jonatan Spang, Anne Louise Hassing, Ida Kortbek, Nanna Koppel
Production country Denmark
Production company Nordisk Film Production
International sales TrustNordisk / Filmbyen 22 / 2650 Hvidovre / t +45 3686 8788 / f +45 3677 4448 / info@trustnordisk.com / www.trustnordisk.com
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info 35 mm, 1,85:1 - Widescreen, color, Dolby, SRD
Danish festival release 23.09.2008, CinemaxX, Buster2008
TV release 16.11.2008, TV 2
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7


Production company Nordisk Film Production


Direction Christina Rosendahl


Script Torbjørn Rafn


Producer Thomas Heinesen


Cinematography Gösta Reiland


Stills Bjørn Bertheussen


Editing Olivier Bugge Coutté


Music Vagn Luv

Production design

Production design Peter de Neergaard


Sound Peter Albrechtsen


Appearance Jonatan Spang
Appearance Anne Louise Hassing
Appearance Ida Kortbek
Appearance Nanna Koppel
Appearance Troels Lyby

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Second Best Film 2008 Giffoni Film Festival 2008

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2010-08-23
Seoul International Youth Film Festival 2009-07-09
Warsaw International Film Festival 2008-10-10
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2008-09-26
Giffoni Film Festival 2008-07-18
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2008-04-22
Malmö, BUFF 2008-03-11
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