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Excuse me

Henrik Ruben Genz, Denmark, 2012

90 min.DK/Feature

A story about the beautiful but confused young woman Helene, who, according to her mother, was born as a 'technical error'. Helene suspects that her father, who left his family before Helene was born, might be the once celebrated director of a dilapidated theater in Copenhagen. Assisted by a series of bizarre coincidences and by her mother's dog (a creature in whose shadow Helene has always lived), Helene manages to get closer to her father. "Excuse me" is a rugged, larger than life comedy about finding your place in life. About being accepted and the price you pay in doing so. It's a story about identity - amongst all creatures, including humans.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Undskyld jeg forstyrrer
Danish title Undskyld jeg forstyrrer
Other titles Excuse me
Director Henrik Ruben Genz
Screenplay Henrik Ruben Genz, Maja Jul Larsen
Based on Baseret på Erling Jepsens roman "Biroller".
Producer Thomas Gammeltoft
Director of Photography Sebastian Blenkov
Editor Kasper Leick
Sound Roar Skau Olsen
Composer Karsten Fundal, Kåre Bjerkø
Production designer Mette Rio
Casting Anja Philip, Anders Nygaard
Appearances Sara Hjort Ditlevsen, Nicolas Bro, Søren Østergaard, Lotte Andersen
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language Danish
Production companies Fine & Mellow
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution
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 1,85:1 - Widescreen, Dolby SR
Danish theatrical release 05.01.2012
Cinemas Dagmar, Palads, Albertslund Biograferne, Reprise Teatret, Grand, Gladsaxe Bio, Værløse Bio, BioCity (Tåstrup), Kastrup Bio, Birkerød Bio, Baltoppen Bio 1-2, Park Bio, Gentofte Kino, Glostrup Bio, Bio Viften (Rødovre), Empire, Kinopalæet (Lyngby), Falkoner samt 54 biografer i provinsen
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DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 15

Companies

Production companies Fine & Mellow
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Biografdistribution

Direction

Direction Henrik Ruben Genz
Casting Anja Philip
Casting Anders Nygaard
1st assistant director Peter Hingebjerg
Continuity Anna-Liisa Putkinen
Extras coordinator Jens Næsland

Script

Screenplay Henrik Ruben Genz
Screenplay Maja Jul Larsen

Production

Producer Thomas Gammeltoft
Production manager Luise Thiele
Production coordinator Søren Frimodt-Møller
Production assistant Rikke Lassen
Location manager Rasmus Rise Michaelsen
Location assistant Laus Lyck
Coordinator: post-production Nanna van Elk
Runner Jamie Ryan

Cinematography

Director of Photography Sebastian Blenkov
First assistant camera John Frimann Rasmussen
Clapper/loader Rasmus Søndergaard Rygaard
Key grip Magnus Ohmsen
Key grip Philip Christensen
Steadicam Anders Holck
Cinematographer: 2. unit Jørgen Johansson
First assistant camera: 2. unit Henrik Lyngbo
2nd assistant camera Lars Krogsgaard
First assistant camera Daniel Parmo
Clapper/loader: 2. unit Kasper Bylov
DIT Esben Frese

Stills

Still photographer Thomas Marott
Still photographer Per Arnesen

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Jacob Østergaard
Best boy Jens Lund Larsen
Assistant lighting technician Alex Suhr
Assistant lighting technician Søren Sielemann

Editing

Editor Kasper Leick
Assistant editor Christian Bentsen

Music

Composer Karsten Fundal
Composer Kåre Bjerkø
Orchestra Bratislava Symphony Orchestra

Production design

Production designer Mette Rio
Property master Torben Stig Nielsen
Set decorator Martin Skovbjerg Jensen
Assistant set dresser Sidse Færk
Assistant set dresser Naja Lund Schmidt

Wardrobe

Costume designer Susie Bjørnvad
Costume assistance Trine Garde Finnich

Makeup

Chief makeup artist Soile Ludjoi
Makeup artist Tenna Hansen
Makeup artist Anne Cathrine Sauerberg
Bodypaint Patrick Leis
Makeup artist Louise Bruun

Sound

Sound designer Roar Skau Olsen
Boom operator Kasper Janus Rasmussen
Boom operator Peter Thorneman
Sound engineer: post-production Roar Skau Olsen
Mixer Rune Palving

Special effects

SFX Hummer Højmark
SFX Christian Kitter
Model (dog) Hans Peter Ludvigsen

Visual effects

Graphic design Philip Lipsky
Graphic design Maria Bilman
Colourist Peter Diemar
VFX supervisor Martin Madsen
Online Rasmus Toft
Color timing Michael Nielsen

Stunt

Stunt coordinator Dennis Albrethsen

Other credits

Dog trainer Irene Jarnved

Appearance

Helene Sara Hjort Ditlevsen
Allan Nicolas Bro
Morten Søren Østergaard
Helenes mor Lotte Andersen
Beate Stine Stengade
Steen den Store Peter Gantzler
Taxachauffør Peter Hesse Overgaard
Taxachauffør Niels Frederiksen
Sara, 5 år Maj Kierkensgaard
Butiksbestyrer Lars Thiesgaard
Flaskedreng Mads Ole Langelund Larsen
Kunde 1 Carsten Kressner
Kunde 2 Jan Krogh
Kinesisk kok Lin Kun Wu
Kostumier Anne Dalsgaard
Teater runner Alice Haaber
Mortens assistent Sissal Frisdahl
Forestillingsleder Lise Mathiesen
Teaterscenograf Anders Onsberg
Teaterpedel Daniel Holm

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2012-11-08
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2012-10-19
Shanghai International Film Festival 2012-06-16
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.

Reviews and articles

On the library you can find these articles and revies and other material about the film.
Type Source Author Date
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Kristian Lindberg 2012-01-05
Anmeldelse Børsen Morten Durr 2012-01-05
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet Henrik Queitsch 2012-01-05
Anmeldelse Kristeligt Dagblad Palle Schantz Lauridsen 2012-01-05
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Nanna Frank Rasmussen 2012-01-05
Anmeldelse Politiken Sophie Engberg Sonne 2012-01-05
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Bo Green Jensen 2012-01-05
Anmeldelse BT Steffen Jungersen 2012-01-05
Artikel Kristeligt Dagblad 2010-07-23