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Neon Heart

Laurits Flensted-Jensen, Denmark, 2019

86 min.DK/FeatureDrama

Laura returns home to Denmark after a short-lived porn career in the US. Despite the videos of her that remain online, she tries to put the pieces of a normal existence back together. Niklas, Laura's ex, is a recovering addict who finds meaning in his new job taking care of two men with Down Syndrome. As he develops newfound empathy for them, he begins to bend the rigid rules of his role leading him down a slippery slope. Frederik, Niklas' teenage brother, is out to gain respect as a hooligan, peer-pressured into difficult situations and forced to negotiate the demands of masculine bravado.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Usynligt hjerte
Danish title Usynligt hjerte
Other titles Neon Heart
Director Laurits Flensted-Jensen
Screenplay Laurits Flensted-Jensen
Producer Julie Friis Walenciak
Director of Photography Balthazar Hertel
Editor Frederik Strunk
Sound Sune Kaarsberg
Composer Peter Peter
Casting Gro Metha Therp, Laurits Flensted-Jensen
Appearances Victoria Carmen Sonne, Niklas Herskind, Noah Skovgaard Skands, Mark Kesby Jensen
Production country Denmark
Subtitles Yes
Production companies Walenciak Film
Domestic distribution Reel Pictures
International sales Stray Dogs / rue Chevert 15 / 75007 Paris / t + 33 1 82 28 42 15 / sales@stray-dogs.com
Danish theatrical release 09.05.2019
Cinemas Empire Bio, Øst for Paradis, Biffen Aalborg, Nicolai Bio Kolding, Valby Kino, Gentofte Kino, Park Teatret Frederikssund
Comment Feature debut by Laurits Flensted-Jensen. The film premiered in San Sebastian and screened at Göteborg. Flensted-Jensen directed the shorts 'Snow' (2013, graduation film) and 'Melon Rainbow' (2015), both were selected for Rotterdam Film Festival. The latter also screened at SXSW in Austin.
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 15

Companies

Production companies Walenciak Film
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut
Domestic distribution Reel Pictures

Direction

Direction Laurits Flensted-Jensen
Casting Gro Metha Therp
Casting Laurits Flensted-Jensen
Assistant director Asser Bo Paludan
Acting coach Gerard Carey Bidstrup
Consultant Simon Steffen Simonsen
Research Olivia Chamby-Rus

Script

Screenplay Laurits Flensted-Jensen
Script consultant Adam August Dessau
Script consultant Lars Bang

Production

Producer Julie Friis Walenciak
Executive producer Peter Hyldahl
Production manager Clara Thyssen
Unit manager Henrik Danielsen
Production coordinator Sofie Brandt
Production assistant Marianna Kozányiová
Post-production assistant Catharina Bigler
Location scout Rasmus Bøgh Hansen
Location scout Christoffer Harding
Post-production supervisor Edoardo Rebecchi
Post-producton coordinator Inés Europa Crespo Esteso
Production manager: development Mia Elvstrøm Myrälf

Cinematography

Cinematographer Balthazar Hertel
Camera assistant Johannes Sprogøe Fletting
Key grip Michael Tøt

Stills

Still photographer Michella Bredahl

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Peter Junker Sørensen
Best boy Scott Alan St. Amand
Best boy Andreas Ascanius

Editing

Editor Frederik Strunk
Assistant editor Jesper Mark Hansen
Editing supervisor Julius Krebs Damsbo

Music

Composer Peter Peter

Production design

Property master Silja Cohn Jeppesen
Consultant Jesper Clausen

Wardrobe

Costume on set Nina Grønlund

Makeup

Makeup designer Sara Sofia Kasper
Makeup artist Signe Christoffersen
SFX makeup Thomas Foldberg

Sound

Sound engineer Sune Kaarsberg
Recording engineer Mikkel Furbo
Mixer Sune Kaarsberg
Mixer Thomas Arent
Foley artist Sune Kaarsberg
Sound design assistant Thomas Arent
Sound design assistant Jacob Langkjær

Special effects

SFX Hummer Højmark
SFX Gustav Pontoppidan

Visual effects

Colorist Edoardo Rebecchi
Graphic design Åsmund Sollihøgda
VFX Gustav Pontoppidan

Stunt

Stunt coordinator Dennis Albrechtsen

Appearance

Laura Victoria Carmen Sonne
Niklas Niklas Herskind
Frederik Noah Skovgaard Skands
Kasper Mark Kesby Jensen
Kevin Kevin Lakomy
Christian Christian Andersen Busk
Chris Tom Hale
Thomas Mikkel Haagerup Lund
Simon Carsten Sparwath
Kitt Kitt Maiken Mortensen
Alexander Nicklas Svale Andersen
Michael Sebastian Svane Jacobsen
Peter Steffen Meek Jatczak
Kvinde på bordel #1 Nadia Katrine Hansen
Kvinde på bordel #2 Melina Jørgensen
Kvinde på bordel #3 Sally Maria Valeur
Handicaphjælper Thomas Persson
Mand i park Jakob Randrup
Hjemløs person Elvir Ramovic
Niklas' mormor Karen Sigrid Arild Albrechtsen
Fotograf Peter Stanners
Lasse Lasse Eckstrøm Jensen
Terapeut Joen Højerslev
René René Moeglin
Kosmetolog Tascha Spure Novaa

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Göteborg International Film Festival 2019-01-25
San Sebastian International Film Festival 2018-09-21
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 Weekendavisen Green Jensen, Bo 2019-05-10
Anmeldelse Politiken Grundahl, Joakim 2019-05-09
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Almbjerg, Sarah-Iben 2019-05-09
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Frank Rasmussen, Nanna 2019-05-09