Words of advice - William S. Burroughs on the road

74 min.DK/DocumentaryPortrait films

A portrait of the American beat generation writer William S. Burroughs (1914-1997), based on never-before-seen footage from his visit to Denmark in October 1983, and from his later years in Lawrence, Kansas. After having spent more than a quarter of a century outside of the United States, in Mexico, Tangier, Paris and London, Burroughs returned to New York in 1974. Shortly after he began touring and reading his work to new generations of readers and thus establishing himself as a cult figure. The film focuses on Burroughs' unique talent as a performer, and on his later work, especially what is known as The Last Trilogy.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Words of advice - William S. Burroughs on the road
Danish title Words of advice - William S. Burroughs on the road
Keywords Burroughs, William S., Turèll, Dan, Litterature, beat generation, The
Director Lars Movin, Steen Møller Rasmussen
Screenplay Lars Movin, Steen Møller Rasmussen
Director of Photography Steen Møller Rasmussen
Editor Niels Plenge
Sound Niels Plenge
Composer Niels Plenge
Appearances William S. Burroughs, Dan Turèll
Production country Denmark
Production company Plagiat Film
Domestic distribution Plagiat Film
International sales Plagiat Film / Drosselvej 71 / 2000 Frederiksberg / t +45 2367 8373 / plagi@get2net.dk
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Danish festival release 09.11.2007, Grand, CPH:DOX
Danish theatrical release 30.11.2007
Cinemas Grand, Øst for Paradis (Århus)
Danish rating Allowed for all


Production company Plagiat Film
Domestic distribution Plagiat Film


Direction Lars Movin
Direction Steen Møller Rasmussen


Script Lars Movin
Script Steen Møller Rasmussen


Production Steen Møller Rasmussen
Production Lars Movin


Cinematography Steen Møller Rasmussen


Stills Gorm Valentin
Stills Tue Larsen, Jacob


Editing Niels Plenge


Music Niels Plenge


Sound Niels Plenge


Appearance William S. Burroughs
Appearance Dan Turèll

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2008-08-19
Melbourne Film Festival 2008-07-25
Sao Paulo It's All True Int. Documentary FF 2008-03-27
CPH:DOX 2007-11-09
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Reviews and articles

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Type Source Author Date
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Ebbe Iversen 2007-11-30
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet Henrik Queitsch 2007-11-30
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Dorte Hygum 2007-11-30
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Jacob Iversen 2007-11-30
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Bo Green Jensen 2007-11-30
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Rikke Soeholm 2007-09-09