Romeo & Julius

Sabine Hviid, Denmark, 2009

25 min.DK/Documentary

A youth group called "The Theatre Factory" are preparing for their final annual production -
an updated version of Shakespeare¿s "Romeo & Juliet". In this adaptation two boys,
themselves struggling with their own questions of love alongside their roles on stage, perform
the central. Reality soon starts to interfere with the play as rehearsals begin. What was
intended as an abstraction in the film; the famous play about an impossible love, suddenly
becomes very real, as feelings begin to grow in them. The director Sabine Hviid combines
her documentation of the production with intimate interviews made within personal spaces
that contrast with the scope of Shakespeare¿s play and aim at showing the character¿s
internal life.
Basic information Credits
Original title Romeo & Julius
Danish title Romeo & Julius
Keywords Homosexuality, Homosexuals, Staging, Teather direction, Romeo and Juliet, Gays
Director Sabine Hviid
Producer Lise Saxtrup
Director of Photography Sabine Hviid, Martin Top Jacobsen, Lars Bonde
Editor Ida Bregninge
Sound Tim Hinman
Composer Peter Kyed, Peter Peter, Povl Kristian
Appearance Nicolai Nyholm, Alexander Vedel Ottensten
Production country Denmark
Technical info color
Danish festival release 10.09.2010, Palads, Buster Filmfestival
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Klassefilm


Direction Sabine Hviid


Script consultant Signe Myndborg


Producer Lise Saxtrup


Cinematography Sabine Hviid
Cinematography Martin Top Jacobsen
Cinematography Lars Bonde
Graphic design Jens Kruse

Electrical dept.

Electrical dept. Magnus Christian Hansen
Electrical dept. Jens Lund Larsen


Editing Ida Bregninge


Music Peter Kyed
Music Peter Peter
Music Povl Kristian


Sound engineer Tim Hinman
Sound Carl Plesner
Sound Alex Pavlovic

Visual effects

Colourist Martin Bønsvig Wehding
Graphic design Jens Kruse


Appearance Nicolai Nyholm
Appearance Alexander Vedel Ottensten

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