Ulrik Wivel, Denmark, 2000

45 min.DK/Documentary

Dancer is a dynamic portrait of the world-renowned Danish ballet dancer, Nikolaj Hübbe. The film follows the course of this ambitious dancer during three dramatic months at the New York City Ballet, where he worked with Peter Martins. Hübbe's friend and ballet colleague, Ulrik Wivel, making his debut here as a director, has followed Nikolaj Hübbe at close range: in confidential discussions, during the gruelling work in the training studio and on stage. Nikolaj Hübbe finds himself standing at a decisive turning point in his own life. He has applied for the job of ballet master at the Royal Danish Ballet. Will he land the job? If not, what will he decide to do?
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Danser
Danish title Danser
Other titles Jeg dig elsker / Urge / Danser - 3 dansefilm af Ulrik Wivel
Keywords Ballet, Dance (Dancing), Hübbe, Nikolaj
Director Ulrik Wivel
Screenplay Nanna Frank Møller
Producer Mette Heide
Director of Photography Ulrik Wivel
Editor Nanna Frank Møller
Sound Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Appearance Nikolaj Hübbe
Production country Denmark
Production company Bech Film
International sales Bech Film ApS
Technical info color, Stereo
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Bech Film


Direction Ulrik Wivel


Script Nanna Frank Møller


Producer Mette Heide


Cinematography Ulrik Wivel


Stills Marianne Grøndahl
Stills Ulrik Wivel


Editing Nanna Frank Møller


Sound Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen


Appearance Nikolaj Hübbe

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Festival Festival date
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2000-08-14
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