(Ser du Månen, Daniel)

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Original title: Ser du Månen, Daniel
English title: DANIEL
Year: 2019
Format: Feature

Based on the novel: Ser du Månen, Daniel by Puk Damsgård published by Politikens Forlag


Director: Niels Arden Oplev
Writer: Anders Thomas Jensen
Producers: Signe Leick Jensen & Morten Kaufmann
Co-producers: Annika Hellström, Erika Malmgren (Cinenic Film), Gudny Hummelvoll (Hummelfilm), Morten Rasmussen (Deluca Film), Peter Possne (Film i Väst)
Executive Producers: Niels Arden Oplev & Anders W. Berthelsen


Esben Smed, Anders W. Berthelsen, Sofie Torp, Sara Hjorth, Ardalan Esmaili, Christiane Gjellerup Koch, Jen Jørn Spottag, Andrea Gadebjerg

Danish release: 29.September 2019
Nordic distribution: Nordisk Film Distribution
International sales: TrustNordisk

Financing: The Danish Filminstitute, DR Filmklubben, Swedish Film Institute, Norwegian Film Institute, West Danish Film fund, Nordic Film & Tv Fund, Eurimage, Deluca Film, Cinenic Film, Hummelfilm, Film I Väst, SVT, YLE



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On set of ‘Daniel’, the true story of the Danish photographer captured by Isis