Max by Chance

Max Kestner, Denmark, 2004

29 min.DK/DocumentaryPortrait films

This is the story of Max, the director's own story, playfully animated within the realms of documentary. Max's story traces back several generations to sailers, industrialists and Summer of Love hippies - everyone depicted with whole-hearted love and equal amounts of irony. But there is something more at stake here, something larger than the biographical filmic note of a single man. The film embraces with vulnerable playfulness life's many coincidences and grapples with questions such as genetics, destiny and family patterns.
Basic information Credits
Original title Rejsen på ophavet
Danish title Rejsen på ophavet
Keywords Denmark, 2000-2009, Kestner, Max, Identity, Family life
Director Max Kestner
Screenplay Max Kestner
Producer Elise Lund Larsen, Vibeke Vogel, Lisbet Gabrielsson
Director of Photography Erik Molberg Hansen, Mårten Nilsson, Max Kestner
Editor Nanna Frank Møller
Sound Morten Green
Composer Povl Kristian
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Barok Film
International sales Barok Film A/S
TV release 24.11.2004, DR 2
Find more EKKO, nr. 28, juni-juli 2005
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Barok Film
Domestic distribution Barok Film


Direction Max Kestner


Script Max Kestner


Production Elise Lund Larsen
Producer Elise Lund Larsen
Producer Vibeke Vogel
Producer Lisbet Gabrielsson


Cinematography Erik Molberg Hansen
Cinematography Mårten Nilsson
Cinematography Max Kestner


Editing Nanna Frank Møller


Music Povl Kristian


Sound Morten Green


Voice Max Kestner


Animation Martin de Thurah

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