The Little Knight

Per Fly, Denmark, 1999

25 min.DK/Short fictionPuppet films, Children's films

A long time ago in the world of Fairy tales, there was a little boy who lived in a country where quarrels, fights, rage and anger were forbidden, and knight were not needed any more. The little boy was sorry about this because he wanted to become a noble knight. He travels to three different countries where he gets books, cakes and a ride on a roundabout. But nobody can teach him how to fight. Suddenly, in the middle of the forrest, he faces a huge dragon. He wins the fight, and when he comes home, the king's personal physician has seized power, and nobody dares to protest. However, the little knight does, and he wins the fight agains the physician, marries the princess and lives happily ever after.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Den lille ridder
Danish title Den lille ridder
Other titles Karla Kanin bio 3, Filmhits for børn 1, Vild med dansk 7
Keywords Fairy tales
Director Per Fly
Screenplay Josefine Ottesen
Based on efter idé af Adam Schønemann
Director of Photography Peteris Trups
Editor Jesper Osmund
Sound Niels Arild
Composer Halfdan E, Susi Hyldgaard
Production designer Maris Putnins, Leva Rozlapa
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Angel Films
Technical info color, Sound
Danish theatrical release 12.02.1999
Cinemas Palads, Lyngby Teatret, Scala, Gladsaxe Bio, BioCity (Tåstrup), Kastrup Bio, Baltoppen Bio 1-2 samt 20 biografer i provinsen
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Zentropa Productions
Domestic distribution Angel Films


Direction Per Fly
Animation director Janis Cimermanis


Script Josefine Ottesen


Production Ib Tardini
Co-producer Maris Putnins


Cinematography Peteris Trups


Editing Jesper Osmund


Music Halfdan E
Music Susi Hyldgaard


Production design Maris Putnins
Production designer Leva Rozlapa
Puppets Peteris Trups
Puppets Gints Grasis


Sound Niels Arild


Voice Thomas Mørk
Voice Paprika Steen
Voice Peter Zhelder


Animation Janis Cimermanis


Voiceover Olaf Nielsen

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Festival screenings

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Festival Festival date
Discovery - Scotland's Int. Film Fest for Children & Young People 2002-11-27
Odense Internationale Film Festival 1999-08-16
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.

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