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Dansk litteratur (1989)

Authors, poets and actors read Danish literature aloud.


Jørgen Leth


Jørgen Leth


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Credited cast:
Inger Christensen Inger Christensen ... Herself
Per Højholt Per Højholt ... Himself
Erik Knudsen Erik Knudsen ... Himself
Peter Laugesen Peter Laugesen ... Himself
Preben Lerdorff Rye Preben Lerdorff Rye ... Himself
Svend Åge Madsen Svend Åge Madsen ... Himself
Erik Mørk Erik Mørk ... Himself
Ulf Pilgaard Ulf Pilgaard ... Himself
Birgitte Price Birgitte Price ... Herself
Jørgen Reenberg Jørgen Reenberg ... Himself
Klaus Rifbjerg Klaus Rifbjerg ... Himself
Peter Seeberg Peter Seeberg ... Himself


Jørgen Leth's personal, pleasurable distillation of Danish literature covers seven poets alive at the time of production and twenty classical poets. A handful of actors share readings of the classical texts in semi close ups against a dark background; the living poets read their own works. One untraditional choice is that the living poets are only heard, while the screen shows their silent portraits shot in their own settings. The visuals also consist of landscape paintings and portraits of the classical poets, filmic landscapes, and more specifically a series of pictures of Danish landscapes shot from a train window during "the golden hour". Herman D. Koppel composed a series of short pieces for the cello for the soundtrack. Written by Anonymous

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literature | denmark | See All (2) »


Documentary | Short







Release Date:

4 December 1989 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Danish Literature See more »

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Columbus Film See more »
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