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Election Night

Anders Thomas Jensen, Denmark, 1998

12 min.DK/Short fiction

Peter, a young idealist, one evening suddenly remembers that he has forgotten to give his vote. He jumps into a cab, and on his way to the polls - a race against time - he is introduced to a number of taxidrivers who all hold very strong opinions and ideologies of the human race. Peter has to face the choise whether to defend his beliefs or to get to the polls in time.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Valgaften
Danish title Valgaften
Other titles Litteraturens film 1, Tre Oscar-nominerede kortfilm, Election Night
Keywords Racism, Election
Director Anders Thomas Jensen
Screenplay Anders Thomas Jensen
Producer Kim Magnusson, Tivi Magnusson
Director of Photography Jens Schlosser
Editor Anders Villadsen
Sound Martin Saabye Andersen, Stig Sparre-Ulrich
Composer Jeppe Kaas
Appearances Ulrich Thomsen, Jens Jørn Spottag, Mikkel Vadsholt, Nicolas Bro
Production country Denmark
Production companies M&M Productions
Domestic distribution DFI/Distribution & Formidling
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7

Companies

Production companies M&M Productions
Domestic distribution DFI/Distribution & Formidling

Direction

Direction Anders Thomas Jensen
Continuity Stine Monty Freddie
Continuity Louise Friedberg

Script

Script Anders Thomas Jensen

Production

Producer Kim Magnusson
Producer Tivi Magnusson
Production manager Nanna Mailand-Hansen

Cinematography

Key grip Mikael Kort Kristensen
Camera operator John Frimann Rasmussen
Cinematography Jens Schlosser

Stills

Stills Camilla Schiøler

Electrical dept.

Best boy Philippe Kress
Assistant lighting technician Jesper Westh
Electrical dept. Viggo Grumme

Editing

Editing Anders Villadsen

Music

Music Jeppe Kaas

Production design

Set dresser Sabine Hviid

Wardrobe

Wardrobe Sara Mau Jensen
Wardrobe Helle Nielsen

Makeup

Makeup Pia Nissen

Sound

Sound Jens Bønding
Sound Martin Saabye Andersen
Sound Stig Sparre-Ulrich

Special effects

Special effects Carsten Elkjær
Special effects Lars Kolding Andersen

Appearance

Peter Ulrich Thomsen
Carl Jens Jørn Spottag
Bartender Mikkel Vadsholt
Mand Nicolas Bro
Kvinde Hella Joof
Taxa-chauffør 1 Ole Thestrup
Taxa-chauffør 2 John Martinus
Taxa-chauffør 3 Farshad Kholgi
Taxa-chauffør 4 Thomas Milton Walther

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2014-09-19
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2012-08-20
Taipei Film Festival 2007-06-22
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2006-11-11
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2003-04-05
Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 2000-10-10
Göteborg International Film Festival 2000-01-28
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 1999-11-04
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