A Ship Reborn

Børge Høst, Denmark, 1986

32 min.DK/Documentary

With a view to studying the sailing qualities of a Viking ship, the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde has had an exact copy of one of their excavated merchant vessels built using contemporary techniques. On the basis of the sailing tests made the film demonstrates how sailing qualities are clearly dictated by the construction of the ship. Contrary to the belief held by many historians, the ship tacks against the wind extremely well, and both the incredibly resilient, lively hull and the drawing properties of the square sail may perhaps give inspiration to future shipbuilders.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Det genfødte skib
Danish title Det genfødte skib
Keywords Viking ships, History, Shipbuilding, Denmark
Director Børge Høst
Screenplay Børge Høst
Director of Photography Leif Stubkjær, Frank Paulsen, Simon Plum
Editor Børge Høst
Sound Jon Bille Brahe
Composer Poul Christiansen
Production country Denmark
Production company UV-Film Aps
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral
International sales
Technical info 350 meter, 16 mm, color, Sound
Danish theatrical release 27.05.1986
Cinemas Roskilde (Vikingeskibshallen)
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company UV-Film Aps
Executive Producer Statens Filmcentral
With support from Augustinus Fonden, WM Vett Foundation
In collaboration with Vikingeskibshallen i Roskilde
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral


Direction Børge Høst


Script Børge Høst


Cinematography Leif Stubkjær
Cinematography Frank Paulsen
Cinematography Simon Plum


Editing Børge Høst


Music Poul Christiansen


Sound Jon Bille Brahe


Voiceover Børge Høst

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