Sumé - The Sound of a Revolution

Inuk Silis Høegh, Greenland, 2014

76 min.DK/Documentary

The 1960s brought massive changes to Greenland. Its scattered population was moved to larger cities. A people of hunters and fishermen became factory labourers. Danish construction workers arrived by the thousands - drawn by the economical advantages of working on Denmark's final frontier. Greenland lacked a strong voice. But that was just about to change.

"The Story of Sume" is a unique account of the four young students who released Greenland's very first rock album in 1973. And went on to lead their people's first uprising against the Danish colonial powers. The film centres on Sume's two charismatic front men - and the conflicting ambitions that would eventually tear them apart. And it tells a classic coming-of-age story about the world's biggest island overcoming an even bigger inferiority complex.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Sume - Mumisitsinerup Nipaa
Danish title Sume - Lyden af en revolution
Keywords Rock, Psychedelic rock, Rock musicians, Sume, 1970-1979, 1980-1989, 1990-1999, 2000-2009, 2010-2019, Greenland, Rock bands
Director Inuk Silis Høegh
Screenplay Inuk Silis Høegh, Emile Hertling Péronard, Ine Urheim
Producer Emile Hertling Péronard
Director of Photography Henrik Bohn Ipsen
Editor Per K. Kirkegaard
Production country Greenland, Denmark, Norway
Danish festival release 24.09.2014, Cinemateket, Greenland Eyes - Grønlandsk filmfestival
Danish theatrical release 16.10.2014
Cinemas Ishøj Bio, Valby Kino samt 6 biografer i provinsen
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Ánorâk Film
Co-production Bullitt Film, Jabfilm
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut


Direction Inuk Silis Høegh


Screenplay Inuk Silis Høegh
Screenplay Emile Hertling Péronard
Screenplay Ine Urheim


Producer Emile Hertling Péronard
Co-producer Elise Lund Larsen
Co-producer Vibeke Vogel
Co-producer John Arvid Berger


Cinematographer Henrik Bohn Ipsen


Editor Per K. Kirkegaard

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Reviews and articles

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Type Source Author Date
Artikel Information INformation 2014-11-20
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Bo Green Jensen 2014-10-17
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Jacob Wendt Jensen 2014-10-16
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet Henrik Queitsch 2014-10-16
Anmeldelse Information Ralf Christensen 2014-10-16
Artikel Information Maja Mackintosh 2014-10-16
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Nanna Frank Rasmussen 2014-10-16
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Dorte Hygum Soerensen 2014-10-16
Artikel Politiken-Fonden Adam Hannestad 2014-09-10
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