The Leap

Henning Carlsen, Denmark, 2005

95 min.DK/Feature

Tobias Jacobsen is 42. When the doctors tell him he is fatally ill, the earth opens up beneath him and he finds himself plunging into the abyss. It makes him think of the time he was 13 and his girlfriend got him to jump off the balcony of her father''s house with a sun umbrella for a parachute. Two stories separated by 29 years are told in parallel, but gradually intertwine into one drama. Both stories have moments of joy and tragedy, as fates wondrously separate and are brought back together again. It is a story about making a leap of faith, trusting in yourself and realizing that, ultimately, life is no good without humour, even of the darker variety.
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Original title Springet
Danish title Springet
Director Henning Carlsen
Screenplay Henning Carlsen
Director of Photography Jens Schlosser
Editor Anders Refn
Sound Leif Jensen
Production designer Anders Engelbrecht
Appearance Mikael Birkkjær, Susanne Storm, Peter Steen, Asger Reher
Production country Denmark, Norway
Domestic distribution Filmcompagniet - SF Film, Warner og Twentieth Century Fox
International sales SF Studios
Technical info 2594 meter, 35 mm, 1,85:1 - Widescreen, color, Dolby, SRD
Danish theatrical release 25.02.2005
Cinemas Dagmar, Palads, Grand, BioCity (Tåstrup), Kinopalæet (Lyngby) samt 20 biografer i provinsen
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company Dagmar Filmproduktion, SF Film A/S
Domestic distribution Filmcompagniet - SF Film, Warner og Twentieth Century Fox


Direction Henning Carlsen
Assistant director Else Heidary-Carlsen
Continuity Linda Daae
Casting: extras Christina Kallan
Casting: children Tine Sætter-Lassen
Casting: extras Christina Kallan


Script Henning Carlsen
Script consultant Ib Lucas
Script consultant Arne Forchhammer


Production Henning Carlsen
Production Michael Fleischer
Unit manager Anders Refn
Line producer Nina Crone
Production manager Karen Baumbach
Production coordinator Pernille Kaas
Production assistant Louise Lundgren
Production assistant Christina Kallan


Cinematography Jens Schlosser
First assistant camera John Frimann Rasmussen
Clapper/loader Søren Pedersen
Key grip Mark Mavrinac
Cinematographer: 2. unit Eigil Bryld
First assistant camera Henrik Lyngbo
Clapper/loader Silla Herbst
Key grip Dai Hopkins


Still photographer Rolf Konow

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Otto Stenov
Best boy Andy Cole
Best boy Stine Hein
Best boy Morten Nyboe
Assistant lighting technician Emil Taasinge


Editing Anders Refn


Music coordinator Søren Kristiansen

Production design

Production designer Anders Engelbrecht
Property master Magnus Magnusson
Set dresser Thorkil Slebsager
Set dresser Tine Hieronymus Nielsen


Wardrobe Anne Mette Juul


Makeup Elizabeth Bukkehave


Sound engineer Leif Jensen
B-sound designer John Nielsen

Special effects

Special effects Lars Kolding Andersen


Stunt coordinator Stig Günther


Choreography Eske Holm


Tobias Mikael Birkkjær
Ruth Susanne Storm
Idas far, 70 år Peter Steen
Poul Clausen Asger Reher
Idas far, 40 år Jesper Vigant
Ida Marina Bouras
Lektor Schiøtz Lars Lunøe
Tobias, 13 år Simon Kabel
Ida, 13 år Anna-Sofie Vegge Andersen
Poul Clausen, 13 år Morten Munk Nielsen
Eva Marina Bouras
Cyklisten Mads M. Nielsen
Ældre herre i bus Elith Nulle Nykjær Jørgensen
Sygeplejersken Helle Bo
Bassisten Thomas Ovesen
Saxofonisten Jakob Dinesen
Trommeslageren Mikkel Find
Bassistens kone Britt Voigt
Trommeslagerens kone Jette Sievertsen
Buschauffør Mogens Christoffersen
Stand-in for voksne Ida Louise Seloy

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