30.09. - 09.10.2021

The Sunfish Denmark 2014 | 100 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2014

Søren Balle

Søren Balle (*1978) studied film in Copenhagen and Aarhus and started out as an assistant director. The Sunfish is his full-length feature debut and is based on the play of the same name which won the coveted Danish Reumert prize.

rated for 0 + years
Approaching 60, Kesse represents the third generation of fishermen in his family in a little port in Jutland. Fishing is his life. But times are hard. Shrinking fish stocks, strict environmental regulations, the financial crisis -- Kesse has his back to the wall. He is forced to sack his only crew member and unwillingly agrees to a deal: for an extra contingent of catch he'll take a marine biologist with him on his next trip. At first, the interaction between the two is difficult, but little by little the fisherman's gruff exterior begins to mellow. The Sunfish combines the social realism of a Ken Loach with a large portion of humour and affection.

Tickets for the screening in Boizenburg are only available at Kino Boizenburg.

Original title: Klumpfisken
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language:
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Søren Balle
Screenplay: Søren Balle, Lærke Sanderhoff
Cast: Henrik Birch, Susanne Storm, Lars Topp Thomsen, Jacob Hauberg Lohmann
Producer: Claudia Siesbye Halsted
Director of Photography: Martin Munch
Music: Flemming Nordkrog
Production Design:
Editor: Peter Winther
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: SF Film A/S
Production: Film Maker Aps
Contact: Lizette Gram Mygind, Danish Film Institute:


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