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The Saint Bernard Syndicate

Mads Brügger, Denmark, 2018

100 min.Comedy, DramaDK/Feature

The film is a comedy about Rasmus and Frederik, two Danish men in their 30s, who head out on a business venture. They know each other from a boarding school back in Denmark and none of them have really been successful in life so far. Now they meet, 15 years later, both keen to set up a dog breeding centre. The two partners have learned that so-called luxury dogs are extremely popular among the Chinese upper class and therefore expect this to be their way into fast and overwhelming wealth in China. A 200 plus lb St. Bernard dog by the name of Dollar travels with them to Chongqing. Here they meet up with the mysterious Mr. Liu who owns the largest bakery in Western China and who believes that dogs are as powerful as humans. Soon, the dog business evolves in unexpected ways, while the friendship between the two Danes grows stronger.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Danish title Sankt Bernhard Syndikatet
Other titles The Saint Bernard Syndicate
Director Mads Brügger
Screenplay Lærke Sanderhoff
Producer Emilie Lebech Kaae, Jakob Kirstein Høgel
Director of Photography Jonas Berlin
Composer Mikkel Maltha, Anders-Peter Andreasen, Jan Thielsen
Casting Jenny M. Tang, Tanja Grunwald
Appearances Frederik Cilius, Rasmus Bruun, Odessa, Flemming Sørensen
Production country Denmark
Production companies Meta Film, Meta Film Rights
Domestic distribution United International Pictures, Mis. Label
International sale TrustNordisk / Filmbyen 22 / 2650 Hvidovre / t +45 3686 8788 / f +45 3677 4448 / info@trustnordisk.com / www.trustnordisk.com
Danish theatrical release 10.05.2018
Cinemas
Comment The film is an exploration of Western dreams of China and of wealthy families, agricultural expos, ghost cities, advertising gurus and Chinese dog lovers. Journalist and filmmaker Mads Brügger is renowned for films such as The Red Chapel (2009) and The Ambassador (2011).
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7

Companies

Production companies Meta Film, Meta Film Rights
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, TV2, UIP
In colaboration with Act3, Red Rental
Domestic distribution United International Pictures, Mis. Label

Instruktion

Direction Mads Brügger
Acting coach Mads Riisom
Casting Jenny M. Tang
Casting Tanja Grunwald

Manus

Screenplay Lærke Sanderhoff

Produktion

Producer Emilie Lebech Kaae
Producer Jakob Kirstein Høgel
Line producer Carsten Sparwath
Production manager Fie Liv Bratfeldt
Executive producer Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen
Executive producer Nina Bisgaard
Producer's assistant Emma Fredslund Poppe
Producer's assistant Matilde Nørgaard
Producer's assistant Rose Adel Brunbech
Producer's assistant Jonas Smed Christensen
Producer's assistant Annie Marie Nyvold
Production assistant Mathias Niel
Production assistant Emilie Spliid Pearce
Production assistant Tanja Winther
Post Producer Annette Averhoff

Foto

Director of Photography Jonas Berlin
DIT Supervisor Isac Hessellund
DIT Nikolaj Dahl

Klip

Editor Rasmus Stensgaard Madsen
Assistant editor Nikolaj Dahl
Trailer editor Henrik Vincent Thiesen
Facility manager Carsten Dahl

Musik

Composer Mads Heldtberg
Music supervisor Mikkel Maltha
Music supervisor Anders-Peter Andreasen
Music supervisor Jan Thielsen

Produktionsdesign

Production designer Piotr Winiewicz

Kostumer

Costume on set Tanja Eleonora Spang

Makeup

Hairdresser Sonny Holm

Lyd

Sound design Mick Raaschou
Sound design Rasmus Winther Jensen
Foley artist Heikki Kossi
Foley mixer Kari Vähäkuopus
Foley editor Anne Tolkkinen

Visual effects

Colorist Olesya Kireeva
Graphic design Danni Riddertoft
Visual effects Åsmund Sollihøgda
Digital conform Isac Hessellund
Digital conform Steffen Benger

Medvirkende

Frederik Frederik Cilius
Rasmus Rasmus Bruun
Dollar Odessa
Frederiks far Flemming Sørensen
Læge Vibeke Manniche
Mohamed Mohamed Ali Osman
Kunde Jonas Bransholm
Beyond Boyang Li
Jenny Tan Zheng
Jason Wang Jiafei
Mr. Liu Liu Chonghua
Mr. Ling Lee Liheng
Mr. Lings assistent Hongye Dai
Tea master Chen Xiang
Komiker som spiller sax Wang Shi
Chauffør Tang Zhenquan
CEO Arch Model Company Deng Zhong
Bodyguard Chen Yi
Bodyguard Li Jian
Festdeltager Yu Yu
Festdeltager Lisa Li
Bud Yang Qianxi
Reklameinstruktør Chun Chan
Reklameproducer Wang Shihua
Reklameproducer Jing Peng
Reklamefilmsfar Gao Pengju
Reklamefilmsmor Leng Chunyan
Reklamefilmsbarn Wang Jingyu
Dog Boy Yang Chenguang
Reklamefotograf Xue Chenglei
Ambulanceredder Qiu Yu
Ambulanceredder Wang Shihua
Chongqing-koordinator Shao Qianying

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
New York Tribeca Film Festival 2018-04-18
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