The Good Son

Laurits Munch-Petersen, Denmark, 2001

16 min.DK/Short fictionFilm school films

Jens and his father, Otto, usually take a trip every year to the sea on their motorbike to celebrate Otto's birthday. But this year something's completely wrong. Everyone stares at them in wonder.. But nothing can stop Jens - not even the police! This is a controversial lovestory, based on a true incident, about a man who stole the corpse of his dead father from the hospital, to give him a last joyride on their beloved bike!
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Den gode søn
Danish title Den gode søn
Director Laurits Munch-Petersen
Screenplay Laurits Munch-Petersen
Producer Emilie Brandt
Director of Photography Jan Pallesen
Editor Cathrine Ambus
Sound Allan Holmberg
Appearance August Bovin Boberg, Jens Brygmann, Xenia Lach-Nielsen, Gyrd Løfquist
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language Danish
Production company Den Danske Filmskole
International sales
Technical info 1,85:1 - Widescreen, color, Dolby digital stereo
Danish festival release 12.06.2001
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Production company Den Danske Filmskole


Direction Laurits Munch-Petersen


Screenplay Laurits Munch-Petersen


Producer Emilie Brandt


Cinematographer Jan Pallesen


Editor Cathrine Ambus


Costume on set Laura Baruel


Makeup artist Malene Kofod


Sound engineer Allan Holmberg


Lille Jens August Bovin Boberg
Jens Christiansen Jens Brygmann
Politibetjent Xenia Lach-Nielsen
Otto Christiansen Gyrd Løfquist
Købmanden John Martinus
Appearance Michel Castenholt

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