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Tomas, a child out of reach

97 min.DK/Documentary

A highly personal documentary about a parent's life with her 14-year-old son Tomas, who is not only psychotic but severely mentally handicapped. Filmed by the boy's mother, actress Lone Hertz, during two weeks at their country home away from Tomas' day-to-day institution. A relationship of love, affection and hard work is portrayed, a struggle to make life bearable for everybody involved.
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Original title Tomas - et barn du ikke kan nå
Danish title Tomas - et barn du ikke kan nå
Other titles Tomas, a child out of reach
Keywords Hertz, Lone, Psychocotic children, Feeble minded children, Skagen, 1980-1989
Director Lone Hertz, Mads Egmont Christensen
Screenplay Lone Hertz, Mads Egmont Christensen
Based on Idé: Lone Hertz
Director of Photography Bille August, Alexander Gruszynski
Editor Janus Billeskov Jansen
Sound Stig Sparre-Ulrich, Peter Witt
Appearances Tomas Strøbye, Lone Hertz
Production country Denmark
Production companies HTM Film
Domestic distribution Kommunefilm
Technical info 35 mm, Widescreen, color
Danish theatrical release 03.11.1980
Cinemas Dagmar, Odense, Århus, Palads, Ballerup Bio
Find more Hanne Billing: En dreng og hans mor. Levende Billeder 8/1980.
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7

Companies

Production companies HTM Film
Domestic distribution Kommunefilm

Direction

Direction Lone Hertz
Direction Mads Egmont Christensen

Script

Script Lone Hertz
Script Mads Egmont Christensen

Production

Production Tivi Magnusson
Production manager Tivi Magnusson
Production assistant Lars Henning Dahl
Production assistant Jørgen Mørkegaard

Cinematography

Cinematography Bille August
Cinematography Alexander Gruszynski
Camera assistant Kristoffer Nyholm
Camera assistant Fritz Schrøder

Electrical dept.

Electrical dept. Simon Plum

Editing

Editing Janus Billeskov Jansen
Assistant editor Tómas Gislason

Sound

Sound Stig Sparre-Ulrich
Sound Peter Witt

Other credits

Trailer Tómas Gislason

Appearance

Appearance Tomas Strøbye
Appearance Lone Hertz

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