Rune Schjøtt, Denmark, 2011

85 min.DK/FeatureYouth films

A poetic coming of age love story with a touch of black comedy. 17-year-old Jon is more than surprised when Edith, the beautiful shopkeeper''s daughter, asks for help with a very private sexual matter. Jon agrees to help - maybe because she''s blind and just as much an outsider as he is. You see, Jon is blamed for everything that goes wrong in this sleepy little town, be it a sick animal or even the bus driver''s hiccups. Everybody says it was Jon''s fault that the town''s very first traffic light was ruined eight years ago and just like that, the wheels of progress came grinding to a halt here. Jon''s father is the first to remind him of this in an attempt to keep Jon from growing up. But there''s no stopping puberty and Jon is determined to help Edith on her way, even if it''s helping her lose her virginity.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Skyskraber
Danish title Skyskraber
Director Rune Schjøtt
Screenplay Rune Schjøtt
Producer Morten Kjems Juhl, Birgitte Skov
Director of Photography Marcel Zyskind
Editor Cathrine Ambus
Sound Roar Skau Olsen
Composer Jonas Bjerre
Production designer Jacob Wirth Carlsen, Mathilde Christiansen
Casting Anja Philip
Appearance Lukas Schwarz Thorsteinsson, Marta Holm, Lucas Schulz, Morten Suurballe
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution
International sales TrustNordisk
Danish theatrical release 15.09.2011
Cinemas Dagmar, Albertslund Biograferne, Gladsaxe Bio, Værløse Bio, Gentofte Kino, CinemaxX, Kinopalæet (Lyngby) samt 11 biografer i provinsen
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company Fine & Mellow
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution


Direction Rune Schjøtt
1st assistant director Anders Barlebo
1st assistant director Mette Kjærgaard
Continuity Sedsel Andersen
Casting Anja Philip
Extras coordinator Anne Magnér
Assistant director Kamilla Hancke


Screenplay Rune Schjøtt
Script consultant Bo C. Plantin


Producer Morten Kjems Juhl
Producer Birgitte Skov
Executive producer Thomas Gammeltoft
Producer: development Henrik Ruben Genz
Production manager Sanne Arnt Torp
Production assistant Rikke Lassen
Production coordinator: post-production Tine Engelbrecht
Location manager Claus Nielsen
Production coordinator Egil Dennerline
Post-production supervisor Mette Høst Hansen
Runner Peter Breienholt Janum
Runner Jonas Langberg Sørensen


Director of Photography Marcel Zyskind
First assistant camera Henrik Lyngbo
Clapper/loader Lars Krogsgaard
Key grip Lars "Snitt" Weirsøe
Camera operator: Arriscan Tobias Bach Hansen
Dailies Thomas Caspersen


Still photographer Kristian Ridder-Nielsen

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Frank Omø
Best boy Jacob Møller
Best boy Claus Preis


Chief editor Cathrine Ambus
Editing supervisor Janus Billeskov Jansen
Editing supervisor Liv Lynge
Assistant editor Christian Sehrt Bendtsen
Technical consultant Michael Jørgensen
Editing coordinator Lone Goldie Møller


Composer Jonas Bjerre
Music supervisor Roar Skau Olsen
Music mixer Roar Skau Olsen
Music supervisor Anders-Peter Andreasen
Executive producer: Music Rune Schjøtt

Production design

Production designer Jacob Wirth Carlsen
Production designer Mathilde Christiansen
Set decorator Christina Kallan
Set dresser Thomas Willemoes
Models Louise Bruun-Gazelleh
Models Marie Louise Rasmussen
Assistant set dresser Eva Maria Hartvig Lund
Set Louise Bruun-Gazelleh
Set Marie Louise Rasmussen


Costume designer Helle Nielsen
Costume designer Stine Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
Costume assistance Lone Friis


Chief makeup artist Lis Louis-Jensen


Sound recordist Rune Palving
Sound recordist Roar Skau Olsen
Boom operator Kasper Munck-Hansen
Sound designer Roar Skau Olsen
Re-recording mixer Roar Skau Olsen
Dialogue editor Mikkel Groos
Foley artist Torben Greve

Visual effects

Conforming Christian Schwanenflügel
Colourist Anders Bloch-Rose
Digital intermediate Per Sidor
Color timing Ejvind Bording


Stunt coordinator Stig Günther

Other credits

Animal carer Helle Justesen


Jon Lukas Schwarz Thorsteinsson
Edith Marta Holm
Ben Lucas Schulz
Farmand Morten Suurballe
Vivi Rikke Louise Andersson
Helge Lars Brygmann
Fyr Mads Riisom
Gut Emil Haugelund
Gravid pige Julie Grundtvig Wester
Tøs Helena Wagn Ivansdóttir
Pølse Jeff Pitzner
Buschauffør Anders Hove
''Kedeldragten'' Hans Henrik Bærentzen
Kitte Sanne Ertbirk
Misse Gitte Ertbirk
Lille Jon August Bigandt
Dame Marie-Louise Coninck
Grisehandleren Bo C. Plantin
Junior Genz Jr.

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Reviews and articles

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Type Source Author Date
Artikel Information 2011-09-24
Varia Politiken-Fonden Politiken 2011-09-24
Artikel Politiken-Fonden Politiken 2011-09-23
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Michael Enggaard 2011-09-22
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Bo Green Jensen 2011-09-16
Anmeldelse BT Birgitte Grue 2011-09-15
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Kristian Lindberg 2011-09-15
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet Kirstine Krefeld 2011-09-15
Anmeldelse Information Christian Monggaard 2011-09-15
Anmeldelse Kristeligt Dagblad Palle Schantz Lauridsen 2011-09-15
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Nanna Frank Rasmussen 2011-09-15
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Erik Jensen 2011-09-15
Interview Politiken-Fonden Sophie Engberg Sonne 2011-09-15
Interview Berlingske Tidende Rasmus Palludan 2011-09-11
Interview Berlingske Tidende Rasmus Palludan 2011-09-11
Interview Berlingske Tidende Rasmus Palludan 2011-09-11
Interview Berlingske Tidende Rasmus Palludan 2011-09-11
Varia Politiken-Fonden Kim Skotte 2011-08-17
Artikel Berlingske Tidende ritzau 2009-11-24
Artikel Metroexpress ritzau 2009-11-24