Armed With Words & Wings

Torben Skjødt Jensen, Denmark, 2018

105 min.DK/DocumentaryPortrait films

A drama documetary that takes you on a journey into the life and universe of the Danish poet Michael Strunge.

A series of interviews with friends, colleges, old shool mates and former sweethearts paints a picture of the life of the poet. From his upbringing, youth and his way to the center of a new generation of poets in the 1980es, where Strunge became the voice of a new generation and a mirror reflection of their identity and life., while he struggled with anxiety and psychotic attacks that, in the end, pushed him to commit suicide at the young age of 27. The story of Michael Strunge is underlined by a series of his poems and prose interpreted visually. The tekst is delivered by the voice of the poet himself and presents a lyrical production that live on and still resonates with young people today.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Væbnet med ord & vinger
Danish title Væbnet med ord & vinger
Director Torben Skjødt Jensen
Screenplay Torben Skjødt Jensen
Producer Henrik Laier
Director of Photography Henrik Ørslev, Steen Linde, Torben Skjødt Jensen
Editor Steen Schapiro, Torben Skjødt Jensen
Sound Povl Kristian Mortensen, Jacques Pedersen
Production designer Peter Holmgård
Appearance Michael Strunge, Johnny Møller, Anne Bosse, Iben Seremet
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Another World Entertainment
Danish theatrical release 11.01.2018
Online release 11.09.2018, Filmcentralen
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company
Executive Producer Picturewise Film
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, DR K, Den Vestdanske Filmpujle v/Carsten Holst og Steen Risom, Hvidovre Kommune
Domestic distribution Another World Entertainment


Direction Torben Skjødt Jensen


Screenplay Torben Skjødt Jensen


Producer Henrik Laier
Production Helle-Vibe Riisgaard
Unit manager Siri Nymann


Cinematographer Henrik Ørslev
Drone operator Adam Thulin
Cinematographer Steen Linde
Cinematographer Torben Skjødt Jensen


Still photographer Lars Schwander
Still photographer Søren Svendsen
Still photographer Lars Gundersen
Still photographer Michael Jensen
Still photographer Per Folkver
Still photographer Bjarne Luthcke
Still photographer Johny Bonne
Still photographer Emil Christensen
Still photographer Erik Gleie
Still photographer Heine Pedersen
Still photographer Jørgen Sperling
Still photographer Clemens Altgård
Still photographer Merete Torp
Still photographer Inge Guldal
Still photographer Gianpiero Assumma

Electrical dept.

Best boy Henrik Ørslev
Best boy Jacob Molberg
Best boy Johs Aarup


Editor Steen Schapiro
Editor Torben Skjødt Jensen


Music Povl Kristian
Music technician Jean Riel

Production design

Production designer Peter Holmgård
Set manager Poul Mousten Sørensen
Graphic art Søren A. Olsen


Stylist Kathleen Dunne


Sound Henrik Ørslev
Sound mixer Jacques Pedersen
Consultant Brian Christiansen
Sound designer Povl Kristian Mortensen
Sound designer Jacques Pedersen

Visual effects

Colourist Steen Linde


Animation Trine Laier
Animation Thomas Seest


Appearance Michael Strunge
Appearance Johnny Møller
Appearance Anne Bosse
Appearance Iben Seremet
Appearance Henrik S. Holck
Appearance Søren Ulrik Thomsen
Appearance Bo Green Jensen
Appearance Klaus Lynggaard
Appearance Thomas Boberg
Appearance Pia Tafdrup
Appearance Jesper Dalmose
Appearance Claus Bohm
Appearance Lillian Polack
Appearance Gorm Henrik Rasmussen
Appearance Håkan Sandell
Appearance Lars Schwander
Appearance Asger Schnack
Appearance Clemens Altgård
Appearance T.S. Høeg
Appearance Terje Dragseth
Appearance Cecilie Brask
Appearance Anne-Marie Mai

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Reviews and articles

On the library you can find these articles and revies and other material about the film.
Type Source Author Date
Interview Politiken-Fonden Wittrock, Sebastian 2018-01-13
Anmeldelse Information Nikolajsen, Lone 2018-01-12
Varia Weekendavisen Bukdahl, Lars 2018-01-12
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet Queitsch, Henrik 2018-01-11
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Sommer Boysen, Katrine 2018-01-11
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Skotte Christensen, Kim 2018-01-11
Interview Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Schollert, Peter 2018-01-10
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