God, Smell and Her

Karin Westerlund, Sweden, 2008

93 min.Feature

If you make a film about the invisible, what can you see? You can see how people connect, what they do and wonder what that means. We watch "real people" such as a belly dancer in Cairo, a football player in Madrid, a thief and a priest in India, a horse rider on Iceland. But we also see actors engaged in scenes with each other and with the so called "real people". We explore existential questions through popular expressions. The film has one main character, who guides us and shows us that there is more between heaven and earth than we can guess.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Gud, lukt och henne
Danish title Gud, lugt og hende
Director Karin Westerlund
Screenplay Karin Westerlund
Producer Vibeke Windeløv, Anita Oxburgh
Director of Photography Karin Westerlund
Editor Fredrik Morheden, Karin Westerlund
Sound Peter Schultz, Nils Adler
Composer Peter Peter, Peter Kyed, Irina-Kalina Godeva, George Vassilev
Appearance Gunilla Röör, Leif André, Ghita Nørby, Regina Lund
Production country Sweden, Denmark
Production company Migma Film
International sales TrustNordisk
Danish theatrical release 24.08.2009
Cinemas Grand
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
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Production company Migma Film


Direction Karin Westerlund
Casting: London Joyce Nettles


Script Karin Westerlund
Dramaturge Lene Nørgaard Mikkelsen


Producer Vibeke Windeløv
Producer Anita Oxburgh
Co-producer Tomas Eskilsson
Co-producer Gunnar Carlsson
Co-producer Hrönn Kristinsdóttir
Production coordinator Katrine A. Sahlstrøm
Production coordinator Caroline Blanco
Production coordinator Stine Lundgreen
Production coordinator Birna Gunnarsdóttir
Production coordinator Pradeep Sharma
Production coordinator Lizette Jonjic


Cinematography Karin Westerlund
Cinematographer Ranajit Ray
Cinematographer Peter Mokrosinski
Cinematographer Dan Jåma
Cinematographer Sebastian Winterø
Steadicam operator Johan Philips


Editing Fredrik Morheden
Editing Karin Westerlund
Assistant editor Björn Franzén


Composer Peter Peter
Composer Peter Kyed
Composer Irina-Kalina Godeva
Composer George Vassilev


Sound Peter Schultz
Sound engineer Nils Adler
Sound mixer Eddie Simonsen
Sound Peter Schultz
Sound Pétur Einarsson
Sound consultant Christian Skeel
Foley artist Andrea King

Visual effects

Digital effects supervisor Andreas Hylander
Digital effects Andreas Hylander


Appearance Gunilla Röör
Appearance Leif André
Appearance Ghita Nørby
Appearance Regina Lund
Appearance Lia Boysen
Appearance Dermot Crowley
Appearance Don Warrington
Appearance Driss Roukhe
Appearance Inga Landgré
Appearance Mahmoud El Louzy
Appearance Khaled El Sawey
Appearance El Haraka

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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festival
THE MAI ZETTERLING GRANT 2010 Göteborg International Film Festival 2010

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Göteborg International Film Festival 2010-01-29
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2009-11-27
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