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The Coach

Lars Mikkelsen, Denmark, 2009

33 min.DK/Short fiction

A small-town tale of Niels, a 14-year-old boy with nothing on his mind but handball. His coach, recognizing his great goal-keeping talent, takes special care of him. On the night of the qualification rounds for the final Danish championships, the coach throws a party for the whole team and lets Niels and his girlfriend Pernille use his bedroom, but Niels falls asleep and things take a surprising turn, which puts Niels under pressure both on and off the field.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Træneren
Danish title Træneren
Other titles The Coach
Keywords Boys, Sexual assaults, Paedophilia
Director Lars Mikkelsen
Screenplay Mogens Rukov, Lars C. Detlefsen, Christoffer Boe
Producer Carsten Holst
Director of Photography Lars Vestergaard
Editor Pernille Bech Christensen
Sound Alex Pavlovic, Johannes Elling Dam
Composer Niklas Schak, Tin Soheili
Appearances Jens Albinus, Sarah Juel Werner, Christian Heldbo Wienberg, Frederik Christian Johansen
Production country Denmark
Production companies Zentropa Entertainments
International sales TrustNordisk / Filmbyen 22 / 2650 Hvidovre / t +45 3686 8788 / f +45 3677 4448 / info@trustnordisk.com / www.trustnordisk.com
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info color
Danish festival release 23.04.2009, Empire, CPH PIX Film Festival
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7

Companies

Production companies Zentropa Entertainments

Direction

Direction Lars Mikkelsen
Assistant director Poul Erik Madsen
Casting: children Jette Termann
Continuity Jeanette Nordahl
Extras coordinator Jesper Jarl Pedersen
Extras coordinator Anne Magnér

Script

Storyboard Mads N. Hemmingsen
Script Mogens Rukov
Script Lars C. Detlefsen
Script Christoffer Boe

Production

Producer Carsten Holst
Executive producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen
Executive producer Peter Garde
Line producer Anna Tolnov
Line producer Joanna Zofia Bard Mikolajczyk
Production manager Leonore Skousen
Production coordinator Charlotte Andersen
Producer's assistant Jesper Jarl Pedersen
Production coordinator: post-production Katja Adomeit
Unit manager Richard Lineback
Location scout Anne Magnér

Cinematography

First assistant camera Jesper Dehli Roland
2nd cinematographer Henrik Lyngbo
Best boy grip Rune A. Egegaard
Steadicam operator Edvard Friis
Cinematography Lars Vestergaard

Stills

Stills Lars Vestergaard

Electrical dept.

Assistant lighting technician Jonas Palsgård
Electrical dept. Aslak Lytthans

Editing

Assistant editor Mikael Reidar
Assistant editor Sune Frederik Andersen
Editing Pernille Bech Christensen

Music

Music Niklas Schak
Music Tin Soheili

Production design

Property master Thomas Dahl
Assistant set dresser Sammi Sidan

Wardrobe

Wardrobe Rebekka C. Leve

Makeup

Makeup Rikke Adamsen

Sound

Foley artist Torben Greve
Sound Alex Pavlovic
Sound Johannes Elling Dam

Visual effects

Grading Daniel Joseph Borgman
Grading Simon Lytting
VFX Anders Lollike
VFX technics Lars Dela

Appearance

Træneren Jens Albinus
Pernille Sarah Juel Werner
Niels Christian Heldbo Wienberg
Jens Frederik Christian Johansen
Lars Nikolaj Falkenberg-Klok
Far Curt Skov
Håndboldhold Mathais Jensen
Håndboldhold Emil Vive
Håndboldhold Mads Larsen
Håndboldhold Christian Bæk
Håndboldhold Joakim Rydel
Håndboldhold Frederik Pedersen
Håndboldhold Nico Hansen
Lauras veninde Laura Bundgaard Rosenqvist

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Malmö, BUFF 2011-03-15
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2010-11-03
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2010-08-23
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