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Torill Kove (screenplay)
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A woman ponders over the strange coincidences that made her forefathers and -mothers meet and create the premises for her becoming the person that she is. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Liv Ullmann ... Narrator (voice)

Directed by
Torill Kove 
Writing credits
Torill Kove (screenplay)

Produced by
Lise Fearnley .... executive producer
Lise Fearnley .... producer
Tove Kløvvik .... executive producer
Marcy Page .... producer
David Verrall .... executive producer
Original Music by
Kevin Dean 
Film Editing by
Phyllis Lewis 
Sound Department
Håkon Lammetun .... sound (as Håkan Lammetun)
Frode Løes Hvatum .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Kjetil Trøan .... sound editor (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Keril Bruun Andersen .... additional digital colorist
Jean-Marc Brosseau .... scanning
Martin Ciastko .... digital imaging consultant
Randall Finnerty .... digital imaging
Susan Gourley .... digital imaging consultant (as Sue Gourley)
Yin Ko Lee .... additional digital colorist
Jason Smalridge .... additional digital colorist
Animation Department
Astrid Aakra .... animator
Bjarte Agdestein .... animator
Anne Ashton .... additional background artist
Anne Ashton .... color designer
Helene Bisgaard .... assistant animator
Stéphanie Campbell .... additional animator (as Stephanie Duong)
Linn Høyer-Pedersen .... assistant animator
Torill Kove .... animator
Yin Ko Lee .... additional animator
Siv Nordsveen .... additional animator
Morten Nyutstumo .... assistant animator
Annely Põldsaar .... assistant animator
Anja Ruud .... additional animator
Magnhild Valen-Sendstad Winsnes .... additional animator (as Magnhild Winsnes)
Music Department
Sienna Dahlen .... musician
Kevin Dean .... musician
Carlos Jimenez .... musician
André White .... music recorder
Other crew
Lise Fearnley .... adminstration: Mikrofilm
Eva Færevaag .... short film consultant: Norwegian Film Fund
Gisèle Guilbault .... administration: National Film Board of Canada (as Gisele Guilbault)
Julie Laperrière .... production coordinator
Elaine Largie .... administration: National Film Board of Canada
Richard Lesage .... production coordinator
Elsa Mouana-Bankouezi .... administration: National Film Board of Canada
Kristin Ulseth .... consultant: Nordic Film and TV Fund
Winston Emano .... publicist (uncredited)
David Magdael .... publicist (uncredited)
Berit Reiss-Andersen .... special thanks
Toril Simonsen .... special thanks
Hélène Tanguay .... special thanks
Melissa Wheeler .... special thanks

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In-joke: When Kasper is looking in the book "Scandanavian Confusion," there is an entry about Liv Ullmann, the film's narrator.See more »
[last lines]
Narrator:But had it not been for the Danish poet and Sigrid Undset, a rainy summer in Norway, a slippery barn plank, a careless mailman, a hungry goat, a broken thumb, and a crowded train, my parents might never have met at all, and who knows; I might still be a little seed floating around in the sky waiting for someone to come and get me.
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Reminds us to appreciate all the little things around us that we no longer notice, 2 November 2008
Author: Gordon-11 from Earth

This short film is about a series of coincidences and accidents that led to the birth of the woman who wrote the story.

"The Danish Poet" is surprisingly heartwarming. The animation is simple with lots of soft colours and black borders on all items. It almost looks like a cartoon for infants. I find this particularly charming, as it enables us to regress to our childhood to appreciate all the little things around us that we no longer notice. The story itself is heartwarming and engaging. It made me smile from the heart, which is not something many films can do.

"The Danish Poet" is a beautiful film. Watch it if you have a chance.

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