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 Materials
Original title Usynligt hjerte
Danish title Usynligt hjerte
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
Appearance Vic Carmen Sonne, Niklas Herskind, Noah Skovgaard Skands, Mark Kesby Jensen
Production country Denmark
Danish subtitles Yes
Domestic distribution Reel Pictures
International sales Stray Dogs
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
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Production company
Executive Producer Walenciak Film
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut
Domestic distribution Reel Pictures


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


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


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


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


Still photographer Michella Bredahl

Electrical dept.

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


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


Composer Peter Peter

Production design

Property master Silja Cohn Jeppesen
Consultant Jesper Clausen


Costume designer Nina Grønlund


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


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 Davidsen

Special effects

SFX Hummer Højmark
SFX Gustav Pontoppidan

Visual effects

Colourist Edoardo Rebecchi
Graphic design Åsmund Sollihøgda
VFX Gustav Pontoppidan


Stunt coordinator Dennis Albrechtsen


Laura Vic 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 Sanimuinaq 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

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Type Source Author Date
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Green Jensen, Bo 2019-05-10
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Grundahl, Joakim 2019-05-09
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Almbjerg, Sarah-Iben 2019-05-09
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Frank Rasmussen, Nanna 2019-05-09