Michael Noer, Denmark, 2007

58 min.DK/Documentary

When Noer gave a digital video camera to his 20-year-old neighbours, simply briefing them to film the dramatic events of their daily lives, he hardly imagined what he had set in motion. Like many their age, Julie and Martin are impulsive, wild, and constantly on the lookout for stimulation. The camera acts as a faithful companion through their constant ups and downs. 'Vesterbro' is their story, and exactly because it is seen through their eyes and subsequently told through Michael Noer's filmic interpretation, it goes straight to the bone of the transition from youth to adulthood with a rarely seen degree of honesty, intimacy and accuracy.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Vesterbro
Danish title Vesterbro
Keywords Young people, Vesterbro, Young people, Copenhagen, 2000-2009
Director Michael Noer
Screenplay Michael Noer
Producer Sarita Christensen, Nina Helveg
Director of Photography Michael Noer
Editor Adam Nielsen
Sound Peter Schou, Matias la Cour
Composer Bo Madsen, Matias la Cour, Søren Kjærgaard, Michael Blicher
Appearance Julie E. Pedersen, Martin Jensen-Maar
Production country Denmark
Production company Copenhagen Bombay
International sales Copenhagen Bombay Sales ApS
Technical info color, Stereo
Danish festival release 20.08.2008, Magasinet (Odense), Odense Film Festival 2008
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7
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Production company Copenhagen Bombay


Direction Michael Noer


Script Michael Noer


Producer Sarita Christensen
Producer Nina Helveg
Production assistant Anne Sørensen
Production assistant Trine Garde Finnich


Cinematography Michael Noer
Cinematographer Michael Noer
Cinematographer Julie E. Pedersen
Cinematographer Martin Jensen-Maar
Cinematographer Thomas Gerhardt
Camera assistant Brian Curt Petersen


Stills Jon Nyholm


Editing Adam Nielsen


Music Bo Madsen
Music Matias la Cour
Music Søren Kjærgaard
Music Michael Blicher


Sound Peter Schou
Sound Matias la Cour


Appearance Julie E. Pedersen
Appearance Martin Jensen-Maar

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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festival
Speciel Mention 2007 CPH:DOX 2007

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Torun, Camerimage 2008-11-29
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2008-10-29
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2008-10-24
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2008-09-26
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2008-08-19
Krakow Film Festival 2008-05-30
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2008-04-17
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2008-01-23
CPH:DOX 2007-11-09
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