Violently in Love

Christina Rosendahl, Denmark, 2017

75 min.DK/Documentary

Behind the closed doors of the Copenhagen-based women’s shelter, the women and children are slowly recovering after having escaped domestic violence. Day by day the women are processing their traumas, building confidence and slowly understanding what it takes to break the cycle of violence.
Mothers and their children have withdrawn for the night. The women’s shelter is quiet. The night watch is checking that all doors are safely locked, and the volunteers, who have been taking incoming calls all day from the hotline, are off. Despite the quiet atmosphere in the shelter, the daily lives of the residents are dominated by emotional stress and dilemmas. What will the future bring? How do they take the first step out of the women’s shelter and avoid falling back into the arms of the violent partner? Day by day, the employees patiently help the women process their traumas and build self-confidence, so the women can build a new life for themselves and their children – a life without physical and emotional abuse.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Vold - i kærlighedens navn
Danish title Vold - i kærlighedens navn
Keywords Denmark, Crisis centre, Women, Battered women, Violence, 2010-2019
Director Christina Rosendahl
Producer Sara Stockmann
Director of Photography Christina Rosendahl, Lis Dyre, Sujato Louisa Wassileffsky, Sophia Olsson
Editor Adam Nielsen, Nanna Frank Møller, Olivier Bugge Coutté
Sound Peter Albrechtsen
Composer Jonas Struck
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut, DOXBIO
Danish theatrical release 01.11.2017
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company
Executive Producer Sonntag Pictures ApS
With support from Trygfonden, Det Danske Filminstitut
In collaboration with DR
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut, DOXBIO


Direction Christina Rosendahl


Producer Sara Stockmann
Line producer Julie Leerskov


Cinematographer Christina Rosendahl
Cinematographer Lis Dyre
Cinematographer Sujato Louisa Wassileffsky
Cinematographer Sophia Olsson


Editor Adam Nielsen
Editor Nanna Frank Møller
Editor Olivier Bugge Coutté


Composer Jonas Struck


Sound designer Peter Albrechtsen

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Type Source Author Date
Varia Berlingske Tidende Berlingske 2017-11-03
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Skotte Christensen, Kim 2017-11-01
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Sommer Boysen, Katrnie 2017-11-01
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Sauntved, Louise Kidde 2017-11-01
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