Without My Father

Vibeke Bryld, Denmark, 2018

40 min.DK/Documentary

Oliver's father is a soldier who is send to South Sudan for half a year. He doesen’t know the country, he doesen’t know what it looks like and what his father is going to do. But he know there is a war going on which is causing a lot of difficult thoughts and feelings. In eye level we experience how the absence of a father feels like for a 14-15 year old boy. A boy that loves shooting and war games – like many other boys. But who hates the thought of war in reality. The longer dad is away, the more Oliver disappears into a world of his own.
What is only a nightmare for oliver, is the reality for other children whose fathers come home more or less affected from the war. Fathers with PTSD, fathers who have seen things they can not forget, fathers who have lost friends on the war,
Basic information Credits
Original title Uden min far
Danish title Uden min far
Keywords Denmark, Children, Parents, Families, Soldiers, Posting, Next of kin, Emotions, Longing, 2010-2019
Director Vibeke Bryld
Producer Katrin Quist-Møller
Director of Photography Lis Dyre, Anders Christian Rasmussen
Editor Sofie Steenberger
Sound Sune Kaarsberg
Composer Rune Funch
Appearance Oliver Nielsen, Maria Nielsen, Lene Nielsen, Allan Nielsen
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
Online release 02.05.2019,
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company
Executive Producer Made by Us
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut
In collaboration with TV2
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut


Direction Vibeke Bryld


Producer Katrin Quist-Møller


Cinematographer Lis Dyre
Cinematographer Anders Christian Rasmussen


Editor Sofie Steenberger


Composer Rune Funch


Sound engineer Sune Kaarsberg

Visual effects

Colourist Tobias Bach Hansen


Appearance Oliver Nielsen
Appearance Maria Nielsen
Appearance Lene Nielsen
Appearance Allan Nielsen

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