The thralls' children

Jannik Hastrup, Denmark, 1980

88 min.DK/FeatureChildren's films, Animation

In the third instalment of Jannik Hastrup's animation trilogy (see also "Trællene", 1978, and "Trællenes oprør", 1979) we have moved up through history to the year 1633, when an unwed mother is burned at the stake, while the child's father is fined a minor amount of money; to the year 1742 when two young orphans are sentenced to hard labor for begging; and to 1860 when a young girl flees the employ of a murderous midwife.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Trællenes børn
Danish title Trællenes børn
Other titles Trællenes børn 7 - Credentia, Trællenes børn 8 - Flugten fra spindehuset, Trællenes børn 9 - Englefabrikken
Keywords Slaves, Genealogy, History, North, The
Director Jannik Hastrup
Screenplay Jannik Hastrup
Based on Wernström, Sven
Sound Hans-Walter Kramski, Jon Bille Brahe
Composer Styrbjörn Bergelt
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Dan-Ina Film
Technical info 35 mm, Widescreen, color
Danish theatrical release 14.10.1980
Cinemas Biografen i Huset
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Trællenes Børn, Dansk Tegnefilm
Domestic distribution Dan-Ina Film


Direction Jannik Hastrup


Script Jannik Hastrup


Music Styrbjörn Bergelt
Singing Birgit Brüel


Sound Hans-Walter Kramski
Sound Jon Bille Brahe


Voice Berthe Qvistgaard
Voice Poul Thomsen
Voice Anna Sperling
Voice Jimmy Johansen
Voice Egon Stoldt
Voice Ingrid Oustrup Jensen
Voice Helle Rasmussen
Voice Hermod Knudsen
Voice Dagmar Andreasen
Voice Pernille Dalland
Voice Simon Vilstrup
Voice Malene Krogh
Voice Helle Ryslinge
Voice Arne Hansen
Voice Karl Stegger
Voice Anne Marie Helger
Voice Anne-Lise Gabold
Voice Tove Maës
Voice Jesper Christensen
Voice Per Pallesen
Voice Arne Skovhus
Voice Birgit Brüel
Voice Lone Lindorff
Voice Jesper Klein
Voice Kirsten Peüliche
Voice Ove Sprogøe
Voice Laila Vilstrup

Visual effects

Colorstyler John Ravn
Colorstyler Birthe Mac Dalland
Colorstyler Purnima Rao


Animation Jannik Hastrup
Animation Kjeld Simonsen
Animation Anders Sørensen
Character illustrator Bigita Faber
Character illustrator Anne-Marie Steen Petersen
Background designer Preben Nygaard Andersen

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