Christian Holten Bonke, Denmark, 2015

75 min.DK/DocumentaryPortrait films

With his 'dirty realism' Jakob Ejersbo has become a landmark in Danish literature. His apt characterization of young people without footing, realizing their parents being egotistic assholes, brings him forward. In 2003 Ejersbo receives one of the most prestigious prizes, the Golden Laurels, for his first novel, Nordkraft. The committee surrenders: "Your talent is so great and irresistible, there is no reason to wait for more novels before handing you the prize". Five years later Ejersbo is dead. Now, five years after his death, two of his best friends are defying their daily 20 cigarettes, while fighting their way up the Kilimanjaro; their mission is to reach the top, where they secretly can spread the ashes of their dear friend. On this journey the film portrays the author, who always had Africa in his blood. His whole life he wanted to write and enlighten about the Africa he knew and loved, but he never got to see the publication of his monumental piece, a trilogy about Africa. Through his closest friends, family and colleagues, "Ejersbo" clarifies whom this mysterious, determined and extraordinary human being was.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Ejersbo
Danish title Ejersbo
Keywords Ejersbo, Jakob, Authors, Friendship, Rock climbing, Kilimanjaro
Director Christian Holten Bonke
Screenplay Christian Holten Bonke
Producer Katrine A. Sahlstrøm
Director of Photography Talib Rasmussen, Christian Holten Bonke
Editor Nanna Frank Møller, Henrik Vincent Thiesen
Sound Rasmus Winther Jensen
Composer Sorenious Bonk
Appearance Jakob Ejersbo
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language Danish,English,Swahili
Production company Det Danske Filminstitut, Christianbonke.com
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut
International sales
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Det Danske Filminstitut, Christianbonke.com
Co-production Basmati Film
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut


Direction Christian Holten Bonke


Screenplay Christian Holten Bonke
Script consultant Rune Skyum-Nielsen


Producer Katrine A. Sahlstrøm
Co-producer Ellen Birgitte Riis
Executive producer Christian Holten Bonke


Cinematographer Talib Rasmussen
Cinematographer Christian Holten Bonke


Editor Nanna Frank Møller
Editor Henrik Vincent Thiesen


Composer Sorenious Bonk


Sound engineer Rasmus Winther Jensen
Sound: post-production Mick Raaschou
Sound: post-production Jacques Pedersen
Sound: post-production Rasmus Winther Jensen


Appearance Jakob Ejersbo

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Type Source Author Date
Varia Børsen Solgaard, Michael 2016-08-19
Anmeldelse Kristeligt Dagblad Bacher, Jesper 2016-04-28
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Green Jensen, Bo 2015-12-04
Anmeldelse Information Christensen, Ralf 2015-11-27
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Frank Rasmussen, Nanna 2015-11-27
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Jacob Wendt Jensen 2015-11-25
Anmeldelse Kristeligt Dagblad karen Dyssel 2015-11-25
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Dorte Hygum Soerensen 2015-11-25
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet Queitsch, Henrik 2015-11-25
Interview Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Kasper Schutt-Jensen 2015-11-23
Interview Berlingske Tidende Sarah Skarum 2015-11-22
Varia Politiken-Fonden Hans Henrik Rasmussen 2015-11-05
Artikel Kristeligt Dagblad Louise Hoejmark 2015-11-04
Artikel Kristeligt Dagblad Louise Hoejmark 2015-11-04
Varia Berlingske Tidende Birgitte Rahbek 2015-11-03
Artikel Politiken-Fonden Carsten Andersen 2015-09-14
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