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Sorrow and Joy

Nils Malmros, Denmark, 2013

107 min.DK/FeatureDrama

Winter, 1984. The film director Johannes returns home from a lecture only to face a catastrophe.
His wife Signe has killed their 9-month-old daughter Maria. It is unbearable and incomprehensible that a beautiful, loving schoolteacher kills her own child. Johannes is forced to stay composed and - even more - try to protect Signe against a legal system, which may pass a heavy sentence on her. Johannes knows that Signe is vulnerable. He has seen her dark sides and fears that a possible indeterminate imprisonment sentence will put her in a hopeless situation. He will do anything to give Signe her life back. He believes that it happened through no fault of her own. If anyone is guilty, it is he himself and his focus on his film career.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Sorg og glæde
Danish title Sorg og glæde
Other titles Sorrow and Joy
Director Nils Malmros
Screenplay Nils Malmros, John Mogensen
Producer Thomas Heinesen
Director of Photography Jan Weincke
Editor Birger Møller Jensen
Sound Jan Juhler
Production designer Marianne Junge
Casting Tanja Grunwald
Appearances Jakob Cedergren, Helle Fagralid, Nicolas Bro, Ida Dwinger
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language Danish
Production companies Nordisk Film
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution
International sales TrustNordisk / Filmbyen 22 / 2650 Hvidovre / t +45 3686 8788 / f +45 3677 4448 / info@trustnordisk.com / www.trustnordisk.com
Danish theatrical release 14.11.2013
Cinemas Dagmar, Palads, Albertslund Biograferne, Reprise Teatret, Grand, Ishøj Bio, Gladsaxe Bio, Værløse Bio, BioCity (Tåstrup), Kastrup Bio, Birkerød Bio, Baltoppen Bio 1-2, Park Bio, Gentofte Kino, Glostrup Bio, CinemaxX, Bio Viften (Rødovre), Empire, Kinopalæet (Lyngby), Falkoner, Vanløse Bio, Atlas Biograferne (Rødovre Centrum) samt 90 biografer i provinsen, inkl. Færøerne
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11

Companies

Production companies Nordisk Film
Co-producer Radiator Film ApS
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Den Vestdanske Filmpulje, TV2 Danmark
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution

Direction

Direction Nils Malmros
Casting Tanja Grunwald
Continuity Elin Amundsen Grinaker
Extras coordinator Mia Kronborg

Script

Screenplay Nils Malmros
Screenplay John Mogensen

Production

Producer Thomas Heinesen
Co-producer Mogens Johansen
Executive producer Henrik Zein
Executive producer Lena Haugaard
Line producer Louise Birk Petersen
Unit manager Søren Kjær
Location manager Rasmus Frøkjær Justesen
Production coordinator Lina Flint
Production supervisor Liv Lynge
Production assistant Anemone Tejlgaard
Runner Mie Frejo Copsø

Cinematography

Director of Photography Jan Weincke
Camera operator Karsten Jacobsen
Steadicam Karsten Jacobsen
Steadicam assistant Martin Samsøe

Stills

Stills Martin Dam Kristensen

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Otto Stenov
Best boy Stine Hein
Best boy Henrik Vierø
Assistant lighting technician Dan Riisom

Editing

Chief editor Birger Møller Jensen

Production design

Production designer Marianne Junge
Set dresser Malou Svane
Set dresser Susanne Buhl

Wardrobe

Key costumer Anne Dorthe Fischer
Costume on set Lone Frikke

Makeup

Chief makeup artist Kirsten Zäschke
Makeup artist Katrine Tersgov

Sound

Sound designer Jan Juhler
B-sound designer: post-production Johannes Elling Dam
Sound assistant: post-production Liv Lynge

Appearance

Johannes Jakob Cedergren
Signe Helle Fagralid
Birkemose Nicolas Bro
Else Ida Dwinger
Laurits Kristian Halken
Johannes' mor Helle Hertz
Johannes' far Niels Weyde
Iben Maja Dybboe
Advokat Eriksen Søren Pilmark
Appearance Mads Hammer Larsen

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2015-01-02
Sevilla Festival de Cine 2014-11-07
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2014-11-06
Vienna Film Festival, Viennale 2014-10-23
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2014-10-16
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014-06-18
Shanghai International Film Festival 2014-06-14
Jeonju International Film Festival 2014-05-01
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2014-04-23
Göteborg International Film Festival 2014-01-24
Rotterdam, International Film Festival 2014-01-22
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2013-11-15
Rome International Film Festival 2013-11-08
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.

Reviews and articles

On the library you can find these articles and revies and other material about the film.
Type Source Author Date
Varia Ekstra Bladet 2014-12-20
Varia Politiken 2014-10-12
Varia Kristeligt Dagblad ritzau 2014-09-22
Varia Berlingske Tidende Kristian Lingberg 2014-09-20
Varia BT Kenan Seeberg 2014-09-19
Varia Berlingske Tidende Kristian Lingberg 2014-09-19
Varia Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten 2014-09-19
Varia Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Ritzau 2014-08-21
Varia Politiken Lotte Thorsen 2014-08-20
Varia Politiken 2014-07-08
Varia Politiken Anne Bech-Danielsen 2014-07-06
Artikel Politiken Anne Bech-Danielsen 2014-07-06
Interview BT Birger A Andersen 2014-07-01
Varia BT Maria Runoee Moeller 2014-03-01
Varia BT Maria Runoee Moeller 2014-03-01
Varia Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Jens Dalum 2013-12-13
Artikel Ekstra Bladet 2013-12-12
Varia Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Asger Ousager 2013-12-09
Artikel Ekstra Bladet 2013-12-07
Varia BT Kenan Seeberg 2013-11-30
Varia BT Kenan Seeberg 2013-11-28
Artikel Information Anna von Sperling 2013-11-21
Artikel Politiken 2013-11-20
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Christian Braad Thomsen 2013-11-19
Artikel Politiken Lotte Thorsen 2013-11-19
Interview Ekstra Bladet Philip Thomsen 2013-11-18
Artikel BT Kenneth Elkjaer 2013-11-15
Anmeldelse Børsen Morten Durr 2013-11-15
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Bo Green Jensen 2013-11-15
Artikel Berlingske Tidende Jesper Eising 2013-11-15
Anmeldelse BT Niels Lind Larsen 2013-11-14
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Louise Kidde Sauntved 2013-11-14
Anmeldelse Information Katrine Hornstrup Yde 2013-11-14
Anmeldelse Kristeligt Dagblad Henrik Wivel 2013-11-14
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Nanna Frank Rasmussen 2013-11-14
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Janus Spoehr 2013-11-14
Anmeldelse Politiken Kim Skotte 2013-11-14
Interview Politiken Helene navne 2013-11-14
Artikel Politiken 2013-11-14
Artikel BT Soeren Hoej 2013-11-14
Interview BT Kenan Seeberg 2013-11-13
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet Henrik Queitsch 2013-11-12
Interview Ekstra Bladet Marie Lade 2013-11-12
Varia Kristeligt Dagblad Joergen Steens 2013-11-12
Varia Kristeligt Dagblad ritzau 2013-11-12
Artikel BT Uffe Joergensen 2013-11-10
Artikel Ekstra Bladet 2013-11-10
Artikel Politiken Bettina Heltberg 2013-11-10
Interview Information Christian Monggaard 2013-11-09
Interview Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Kasper Schutt-Jensen 2013-11-09
Varia Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Mikkel Fyhn Christensen 2013-11-09
Interview Berlingske Tidende Kristian Lindberg 2013-11-08
Interview Kristeligt Dagblad Dorte Washuus 2013-11-08
Varia Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Tea Krogh Soerensen 2013-11-08
Varia Ekstra Bladet Kim Kastrup 2013-11-04
Varia Ekstra Bladet Lise Bondesen 2013-11-04
Interview BT Kenan Seeberg 2013-11-02
Interview Ekstra Bladet Marie Lade 2013-11-02
Interview Politiken Nils Thorsen 2013-11-02
Varia Kristeligt Dagblad ritzau 2013-10-17
Varia Ekstra Bladet Ekstrabladet 2013-10-16
Varia Politiken Lotte Thorsen 2013-10-16
Artikel Politiken Kim Skotte 2013-08-15
Artikel Ekstra Bladet Kim Kastrup 2013-07-31
Artikel Ekstra Bladet Rud Kofoed 2013-07-28
Artikel BT Anders-Peter Landert 2013-07-27
Artikel BT Kenan Seeberg 2013-07-26
Artikel Ekstra Bladet Rud Kofoed 2013-07-25
Artikel BT Kenan Seeberg 2013-07-24
Artikel Ekstra Bladet Jesper Rise Boerjesen 2013-07-24
Artikel Kristeligt Dagblad 2013-07-24
Artikel BT Kenan Seeberg 2013-07-23
Artikel Berlingske Tidende Berlingske 2013-07-23
Artikel Ekstra Bladet Anne-Marie Madsen 2013-07-23
Artikel Ekstra Bladet 2013-07-23
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Maria Juel Glasius 2013-07-23
Artikel BT Stine Kjaerside 2013-07-22
Artikel Ekstra Bladet 2013-07-22
Artikel Politiken 2013-07-22
Artikel Ekstra Bladet Jacob Oersted 2012-08-09
Artikel Politiken 2011-09-12