When the sun goes down

Jens Arentzen, Denmark, 1999

38 min.DK/Short fiction

A 7-year-old boy seems to be on a holiday with his mother. But it turns out to be anything but a holiday! When the boy is left alone, a family tragedy begins to unfold, and he is brutally torn out of the comfort and safety that his mother has built around him. A touching and moving film.
Basic information Credits
Original title Solen er så rød
Danish title Solen er så rød
Keywords Mother-son relationship, Boys, Fathers, Family life, Lies
Director Jens Arentzen
Screenplay Elo Sjøgren, Jens Arentzen
Director of Photography Dirk Brüel, Claus Sisseck
Editor Valdís Óskarsdóttir, Jesper W. Nielsen
Sound Morten Holm
Composer Lars H.U.G., Peter Sørensen, Nikolaj Egelund
Appearance Paprika Steen, Alexander Madsen, Jens Okking
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
Technical info color
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7
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Production company Victoria Film
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut


Direction Jens Arentzen


Script Elo Sjøgren
Script Jens Arentzen


Cinematography Dirk Brüel
Cinematography Claus Sisseck


Stills Maria Sattrup
Stills Claus Thymann


Editing Valdís Óskarsdóttir
Editing Jesper W. Nielsen


Music Lars H.U.G.
Music Peter Sørensen
Music Nikolaj Egelund


Sound Morten Holm


Appearance Paprika Steen
Appearance Alexander Madsen
Appearance Jens Okking

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