Sven & visdommen

Marie Louise Lefèvre, Denmark, 2011

58 min.DK/DocumentaryPortrait films

In the middle of Bredgades heavy traffic lies a small Bookstore with an air of Timelessness about it. Here Sven Damsholt takes care of his Private Oasis for Searching Souls. Despite his 95 years, he still goes to the store every day and he still translates spiritual and religious writings. Sven's own spiritual quest has been passionate. His Curiosity has sometimes led him far and wide, which has threatened to destroy his Marriage to Swedish Martha and the Family Life with their 6 Children. Sven wants to come to terms with his life choices - unpretentious and free of Dogma - and he talks about the insights a long life lived among the wisdom of books has brought him.
Basic information Credits
Original title Sven & visdommen
Danish title Sven & visdommen
Other titles Undren og indsigt, Boghandleren i Bredgade, Sven og visdommen
Keywords Damsholt, Sven, Outlook on life, Philosophy of life, Book traders, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1990-1999, 2000-2009, 2010-2019
Director Marie Louise Lefèvre
Screenplay Marie Louise Lefèvre
Producer Cecilia Valsted, Mikael Windelin
Director of Photography Simon Plum
Editor Estephan Wagner
Sound Niels Arild
Composer Mads Heldtberg
Appearance Sven Damsholt, Caroline Sascha Cogez
Production country Denmark
Online release 15.10.2012, Filmstriben
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company
Co-production Minerva Film


Direction Marie Louise Lefèvre


Script Marie Louise Lefèvre


Producer Cecilia Valsted
Producer Mikael Windelin
Supervising producer Lise Lense-Møller
Production Lars Brask Frederiksen
Production Heidi Elise Christensen
Post Producer Camilla Dal


Cinematography Simon Plum
Camera assistant Jesper Dalgaard


Editing Estephan Wagner


Music Mads Heldtberg


Sound engineer Niels Arild

Visual effects

Colourist Rune Felix Holm
Graphic design Rune Felix Holm
Online Julian Roland Andersen


Appearance Sven Damsholt
Appearance Caroline Sascha Cogez

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