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Herman Bang (novel)
Klaus Rifbjerg (writer)
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Release Date:
19 August 1988 (Denmark) See more »
Fritt efter Herman Bangs roman
A new foreman, Huus, arrives in a sleepy Danish village, much to the delight of the unmarried women there... See more » | Add synopsis »
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90 minutes & 180 repetitions by the audience of one question: Are you ever going to get interesting, movie? See more (2 total) »


  (in credits order)

Tammi Øst ... Katinka
Ole Ernst ... Bai
Kurt Ravn ... Wilhelm Huus
Erik Paaske ... Linde
Anne Grete Hilding ... Mrs. Linde
Tine Miehe-Renard ... Agnes
Ghita Nørby ... Helene
Birthe Backhausen ... Mrs. Abel
Bodil Lassen ... Louise Abel

Vibeke Hastrup ... Ida Abel
Henrik Koefoed ... Bentsen
Kim Harris ... Togfører
Kjeld Nørgaard ... Kiær
Birgitte Bruun ... Emma
Dick Kaysø ... Andersen
Paul Hüttel ... Doktor

Søren Sætter-Lassen ... The Lieutenant
Anna Lise Hirsch Bjerrum ... Marie
Bjarne G. Nielsen ... Herman Bang
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bo Christensen
Klaus Rifbjerg

Directed by
Max von Sydow 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Herman Bang  novel
Klaus Rifbjerg  writer

Produced by
Bo Christensen .... producer
Katinka Faragó .... executive producer
Original Music by
Georg Riedel 
Cinematography by
Claus Loof 
Sven Nykvist 
Film Editing by
Janus Billeskov Jansen 
Production Design by
Peter Høimark 
Costume Design by
Ole Glæsner 
Annelise Hauberg 
Pia Myrdal 
Makeup Department
Malin Birch-Jensen .... makeup artist
Birthe Lyngsøe .... makeup artist
Kim Olsson .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Lene Nielsen .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Hedegaard .... assistant director
Jan Jung .... second unit director
Art Department
Ivar Baungaard .... props
Ena Eisel .... props
Merete Engbæk .... property assistant
Magnus Magnusson .... props
Sound Department
Hans Erik Arhn .... sound mix engineer
Michael Dela .... sound
Pauline Griffith .... sound effects
Carl Aage Hansen .... sound
John Nielsen .... sound
Bjarne Risbjerg .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Jan Michael Jensen .... lighting assistant
Michael Wils Jensen .... lighting technician
Rolf Konow .... still photographer
Gunnar Nielsen .... grip
Jesper Bo Rasmussen .... lighting assistant
Ricki Rasmussen .... lighting assistant
Otto Stenov .... lighting technician
Emil Øigaard .... lighting assistant
Editorial Department
Michael Frank Nielsen .... color timer
Music Department
Jan Glæsel .... music consultant
Other crew
Niels Bjørn Larsen .... choreographer
Lotta Mothander .... script
Peter Poulsen .... producer consultant

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Also Known As:
"Ved vejen" - Denmark (original title)
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96 min | Sweden:95 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
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90 minutes & 180 repetitions by the audience of one question: Are you ever going to get interesting, movie?, 26 April 2010
Author: Grann-Bach ( from Denmark

If someone actually did invent a machine that made time pass at a lower rate than it does, giving us longer lives, he would be celebrated. When it is a film, however, that makes it appear as though it's twice(or more) its running time by virtue of moving at a snail's pace, we're less enthusiastic. I borrowed this from the library(fairly quickly, too, what a wonder that no one else wanted it) to make sure I hadn't missed anything, since we read the novel for Danish class(honestly, could the exam situation be threatening to a greater degree than it is? Possibly if loaded weapons were aimed at you during your presentation and subsequent dialog with the teacher and censor, and even then, I'm not sure it would be), and, well, it's nearly entirely physical description and dialog(in Jutlandic, no less), no narration, and you have to pay close attention(it was written a number of years ago, as well) to figure out what is actually going on(this is easier, of course, as you can see it). Bang did succeed, though; it is not a boring read. It's vivid and rich, you can "sense" the stuff he's telling us of, exactly as he intended. And that's why, while it shouldn't, it surprised me that this was so flat, and essentially the opposite of what I've just said about the source material(it follows the plot, cutting it down somewhat). This elicits next to no emotional response, other than occasionally annoyance. It's not poor from a technical standpoint, if it feels "empty". This tries to inject dumb, silly humor. There is good acting in this; Nørbye clearly makes an effort, and she's not the only one. This has far less characterization than the original. All of these are the same problems as many of our pictures, maybe especially the ones that are based on books and are from this period of time. Still, this remains a particularly bad case. No, what Herman gave us wasn't a screenplay, but it was already cinematic in its language. Perhaps the fault lies in the direction; this is the first and only attempt Sydow has made at such. Hopefully it can serve as a warning to others. And the punishment for anyone else who screws up that job. There is a little disturbing content and a couple of mature themes in this. I recommend this solely to those who refuse to accept my words on this being slow, not engaging and a waste of an hour and a half. 5/10

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