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Children of pain

Christian Braad Thomsen, Denmark, 1977

95 min.DK/Feature

Kaj and Gerda, the lost children of Hans Christian Andersen's story;about the Ice Queen, appear among contemporary characters in a film, deeply indebted to Freud, that employs an almost subconscious free flow of narrative devices, fiction and documentary, music and dialogue, black and white and color, to merge fairy tale with realism. The dream sequences are nightmarish with gruesome flashbacks to the characters' childhood.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Smertens børn
Danish title Smertens børn
Director Christian Braad Thomsen
Screenplay Christian Braad Thomsen
Director of Photography Dirk Brüel
Editor Grete Møldrup
Sound Dino Raymond Hansen
Composer Gunner Møller Pedersen
Appearances Nicolaj Brüel, Tania Fox, Emmi Brüel, Ruth Pedersen
Production country Denmark
Production company Kollektiv Film
Domestic distribution Kollektiv Film
Technical info 35 mm, Normal, color, Sound
Danish theatrical release 14.10.1977
Cinemas Vester Vov Vov, Albertslund Biograferne, Biografen i Huset
Find more Johs. H. Christensen og Poul Einer Hansen: Foran kameraet bliver ethvert menneske ualmindeligt. Levende Billeder 7/1977.
Kaare Schmidt: Smertens børn. Kosmorama 136/1977.. Film i 70'erne 75-79. Film i 70'erne 75-79
Danish rating Allowed for all

Companies

Production company Kollektiv Film
Domestic distribution Kollektiv Film

Direction

Direction Christian Braad Thomsen

Script

Script Christian Braad Thomsen

Production

Production Christian Braad Thomsen
Production manager Nina Crone

Cinematography

Cinematography Dirk Brüel
Camera assistant Morten Bruus
Camera assistant Søren Berthelin
Camera assistant Merete Brusendorff

Editing

Editing Grete Møldrup

Music

Music Gunner Møller Pedersen

Wardrobe

Wardrobe Lissen Dirckinck-Holmfeld

Makeup

Makeup Kirsten Guldbrandsen

Sound

Sound Dino Raymond Hansen

Appearance

Kaj Nicolaj Brüel
Gerda Tania Fox
Appearance Emmi Brüel
Appearance Ruth Pedersen
Appearance Tytter Vind
Appearance Jørn Faurschou
Appearance Elli Rex
Appearance Jytte Rex
Appearance Hedda Matthesen
Appearance Bente Thomas
Appearance Irene Werner Stage
Appearance Helga Bjørnelund
Appearance Chris Brøgger
Appearance Edward Fleming
Appearance Stine Bierlich
Speakerstemme Christian Braad Thomsen

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