The Allins

Sami Saif, Denmark, 2016

74 min.DK/Documentary

On the 20th anniversary of the extreme punk rock musician GG Allin's mythological death in 1993, his gravestone is removed from the cemetery in New Hampshire. GG's brother, promoter and bass player Merle, accuses both the town police and priest of being behind the removal, but it is in fact his mother Arleta who has removed the gravestone. She is tired of fans vandalising her son's grave. Arleta wishes to preserve the memory of a beloved son, but Merle is afraid that the missing gravestone will disappoint the visiting fans and in the end affect his business. Ever since GG's death Merle has kept the myth and himself alive by carrying on the old band The Murder Junkies and selling merchandise.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title The Allins
Danish title The Allins
Keywords USA, Rock musicians, Rock, Rock bands, Allin, GG, Allin, Merle, The Murder Junkies, Personal history, Family history
Director Sami Saif
Producer Signe Leick Jensen, Stine Boe Jensen
Director of Photography Anders Löfstedt
Editor Martin Schade
Sound Hans Møller
Composer Lawrence Kedz
Appearance Merle Allin, Arleta Baird
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut
International sales Monoduo Films
Online release 16.08.2017
Comment Screened at CPH:DOX. Sami Saif made his first feature documentary with Family (with Phie Ambo, 2001), winner of the Joris Ivens Award at IDFA. Other films include Dogville Confessions (2003), Paradise (co-directed with Jens Loftager and Erlend E. Mo, 2008) and Tommy (2010).
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company
Executive Producer Toolbox Film
Co-production Beat Film
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut


Direction Sami Saif


Producer Signe Leick Jensen
Producer Stine Boe Jensen


Cinematography Anders Löfstedt


Editing Martin Schade


Music Lawrence Kedz


Sound engineer Hans Møller


Appearance Merle Allin
Appearance Arleta Baird

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Festival screenings

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Festival Festival date
Bergen International Film festival 2017-09-26
Melbourne Film Festival 2017-08-03
CPH:DOX 2017-03-16
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Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Olsson, Pernille Glavind 2017-04-15
Interview Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Olsson, Pernille Glavind 2017-04-15
Anmeldelse Information Nikolajsen, Lone 2017-04-12
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Frank Rasmussen, Nanna 2017-04-12
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Krogsgaard Christensen, Jeppe 2017-04-08
Artikel Berlingske Tidende Gaunt, Michael Charles 2017-04-08
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Skotte Christensen, Kim 2017-04-08
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