The will

86 min.DK/Documentary

Henrik is in deep trouble. His girlfriend has split, his drug and alcohol abuse have gotten totally out of hand, and he is deeply in debt. When everything seem most dire and his problems almost insurmountable, a door to new life is opened when Henrik's wealthy grandfather dies and leaves him a huge fortune. But at the promise of money a family war breaks out, and years of failure and betrayal are revealed.
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Original title Testamentet
Danish title Testamentet
Keywords 2010-2019, Families, Family life, Substance abuse, Wills, Heirs
Director Christian Sønderby Jepsen
Screenplay Christian Sønderby Jepsen
Producer Julie E. Pedersen
Director of Photography Christian Sønderby Jepsen, Henrik Ernst Steffensen
Editor Rasmus Stensgaard Madsen
Sound Peter Schultz
Composer Jonas Colstrup
Appearance Henrik Ernst Steffensen, Christian Peter Ernst Steffensen, Ceci Karen Steffensen, Andreas Ernst Tørnquist
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution DOXBIO
International sales First Hand Films World Sales
Technical info color, Sound
Danish festival release 04.11.2011, Grand, CPH:DOX
Danish theatrical release 01.02.2012
Cinemas Grand, Fotorama (Viborg), Café Biografen (Odense), Biffen (Aalborg), Øst for Paradis (Århus), Empire, Klovborg Kino
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 15
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Production company Copenhagen Bombay
Domestic distribution DOXBIO


Direction Christian Sønderby Jepsen
Consultant Anders Morgenthaler
Consultant Arne Bro
Consultant Janus Billeskov Jansen
Consultant Molly Malene Stensgaard


Screenplay Christian Sønderby Jepsen
Script consultant Rasmus Heisterberg


Producer Julie E. Pedersen
Executive producer Sarita Christensen


Cinematography Christian Sønderby Jepsen
Cinematography Henrik Ernst Steffensen
Loader Joachim Thor Callesen
Loader Mira Jargil
Loader Anders V. Christiansen


Editing Rasmus Stensgaard Madsen


Composer Jonas Colstrup


Sound engineer Peter Schultz
B-sound designer Bobby Hess

Visual effects

Graphic design Anders Christiansen
Technical support Thomas Bek-Thomsen
Technical support Kasper Bræmer
Technical support Peter Wagner
Colourist Morten Balling


Appearance Henrik Ernst Steffensen
Appearance Christian Peter Ernst Steffensen
Appearance Ceci Karen Steffensen
Appearance Andreas Ernst Tørnquist
Appearance Preben Wagner Steffensen
Appearance Alexander Peter Ernst Steffensen
Appearance Jim Beck

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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 Marianne Vestergaard 2014-02-08
Interview Weekendavisen Synne Rifbjerg 2012-02-10
Interview Weekendavisen Synne Rifbjerg 2012-02-10
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Michael Enggaard 2012-02-05
Interview Politiken-Fonden Mette Olsen 2012-02-04
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Bo Green Jensen 2012-02-03
Artikel BT Susanne Johansson 2012-02-01
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Louise Kidde Sauntved 2012-02-01
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet Henrik Queitsch 2012-02-01
Anmeldelse Kristeligt Dagblad Palle Schantz Lauridsen 2012-02-01
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Jakob Levinsen 2012-02-01
Interview Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Michael Enggaard 2012-02-01
Interview Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Michael Enggaard 2012-02-01
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Erik Jensen 2012-02-01
Anmeldelse Information Lars Movin 2012-01-31
Interview Information Katrine Hornstrup Yde 2012-01-31
Interview Information Katrine Hornstrup Yde 2012-01-31
Varia Information ritzau 2012-01-30
Artikel Politiken-Fonden Lotte Thorsen 2012-01-28
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Erik Jensen 2011-11-04
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