26.9. - 5.10.2019

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.

Orig. Title: Klumpfisken
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language:
Director: Søren Balle
Screenplay: Søren Balle, Lærke Sanderhoff
Cast: Henrik Birch, Susanne Storm, Lars Topp Thomsen, Jacob Hauberg Lohmann
Producer: Claudia Siesbye Halsted
Sprachfassung: OV with German subtitles
Music: Flemming Nordkrog
Camera: Martin Munch
Set Designer:
Cutter: Peter Winther
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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