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Turn right by the yellow dog

Peter Ringgaard, Denmark, 2003

86 min.DK/Feature

More destructive than even the armies of Troy is the terrible gulf of dysfunctional estrangement between father and son, handed down from generation to generation, leaving wounds that can only be healed by smiles, love and laughter. In Peter Ringgaard's drama-comedy »Better Off Dad«, Peter Gantzler (»Smilla's Sense of Snow«; »Italian for Beginners«) and legendary comedian Jesper Klein (»Ballad of Carl-Henning«; »Beauty and the Beast«) create one of the most unusual father-son relationships seen in cinema. A fair point, considering the father happens to be dead! Philip is a successful architect with little or no time for his 16-year-old son. When his own father dies, Philip suddenly realises the pain of having been abandoned years ago. Enter Karl, a charming old rogue who claims to have been a close friend of Philip's dad. Philip invites Karl to stay at his house, where Karl quickly becomes a surrogate father-figure for both Philip and his son. But just as Philip's mind starts to open, the truth about Karl threatens to emerge, and soon both men are in for big surprises in this heartwarming, bittersweet comedy about a man's struggle to make peace with his dead father.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Til højre ved den gule hund
Danish title Til højre ved den gule hund
Other titles Turn right by the yellow dog
Director Peter Ringgaard
Screenplay John Bernstein, Peter Ringgaard, Dana Van Nest Kelly
Director of Photography Björn Blixt
Editor Birger Møller Jensen
Sound Roar Skau Olsen
Composer George Keller
Casting Annette Grunnet, Lene Seested
Appearances Peter Gantzler, Jesper Klein, Trine Appel, Judy Gringer
Production country Denmark
Production companies Waterfront
Domestic distribution Filmcompagniet - SF Film, Warner og Twentieth Century Fox
International sales Barbano / Borups Allé 106, 4.th. / 2000 Frederiksberg / t +45 2133 2728 / barbano@mail.dk
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info 2362 meter, 35 mm, Cinemascope, color, Dolby, SRD
Danish festival release 18.08.2003, Palladium, vist ved CIFF, Copenhagen International Film Festival 2003 i serien "Nordic View"
Danish theatrical release 19.09.2003
Cinemas Palads, Palladium, Albertslund Biograferne, Drive In Bio, Gladsaxe Bio, BioCity (Tåstrup), Baltoppen Bio 1-2, Gentofte Kino, Bio Værløse, CinemaxX, Empire, Kinopalæet (Lyngby) samt 29 biografer i provinsen
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7

Companies

Production companies Waterfront
Domestic distribution Filmcompagniet - SF Film, Warner og Twentieth Century Fox

Direction

Direction Peter Ringgaard
Continuity Annemarie Aaes
Casting Annette Grunnet
Casting Lene Seested

Script

Script John Bernstein
Script Peter Ringgaard
Script Dana Van Nest Kelly

Production

Production manager Anne Rudbæk
Production coordinator Cristina Signorelli
Production assistant Winnie Bülow
Production assistant Allan Elsass
Runner Morten Boldsen
Runner Mikael Lindeman
Unit manager Casper Holm
Production Steen Herdel

Cinematography

First assistant camera Philip Forbes
First assistant camera Daniel Parmo
Loader Linda Laage S. Olsen
Loader Philip Dessau
Key grip Kim Sejer Larsen
Key grip Kim Sejer Larsen
Cinematography Björn Blixt

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Niels Dose
Best boy Stine Hein
Assistant lighting technician Janus Haslund
Assistant lighting technician Tobias Juhl

Editing

Editing Birger Møller Jensen

Music

Music George Keller

Production design

Property master Arvid Berg Ørnbak
Set dresser Henrik Lichang
Art department runner Christian Gad

Wardrobe

Costume assistant Disa Persson
Wardrobe Ole Kofoed

Makeup

Chief makeup artist Elisabeth Bukkehave
Makeup artist Kirsten Zäschke

Sound

Sound engineer Roar Skau Olsen
Boom operator Peter Thorneman

Appearance

Philip Hoffmann Peter Gantzler
Karl Bolt Jesper Klein
Karin Jespersen Trine Appel
Lotte Nymann Judy Gringer
David Hoffmann Kaspartin Lønnberg
Edda Högel Michelle Bjørn-Andersen
Thomas Hartigsohn Teis Bayer
Omar Yulmez Thomas Levin
Præst Mogens Parning
Oliver Jensen Jørgen Kiil
Læge i lægehus Preben Harris
Randy Heidi Petersen
Læge i lufthavn Morten Bo Korch
Vagten Emil Preben Merrild
Elisabeth Anna Frederiksen
Janne Anne Hauger
Josephine Signe Anastassia Mannov
Tjener Pelle Hvenegaard
Stewardesse Lotte Sørensen
Bikerfyr 1 Michael Jull Jensen
Bikerfyr 2 Jan Nova
Kvinde der skændes Helene Bartram
Mand der skændes Steen Herdel
Finn Finn Andersen
Receptionist Kirsten Johansen

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2003-10-30
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