The corn is in danger

Hagen Hasselbalch, Denmark, 1945

9 min.DK/Documentary

From its native country, India, the corn weevil has spread all over the globe, swarming in millions, multiplying, devouring and destroying. We see the efforts made by the agricultural pest centre to fight the weevil, which costs Denmark 22,000,000 Kroner each year in lost and damaged grain. This is a propaganda film directed towards ordinary men and women. The theme is treated at once dramatically and humourously, and the weevils express their hatred of mankind and their determination to destroy his food in queer reedy voices.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Kornet er i Fare
Danish title Kornet er i Fare
Keywords Vermin, Pest control, Farming, occupation, The, World War 2, 1940-1949
Director Hagen Hasselbalch
Screenplay Hagen Hasselbalch, Mogens Skot-Hansen
Director of Photography Verner Jensen, Poul Gram, Hagen Hasselbalch
Composer Kai Rosenberg
Production country Denmark
Production company Nordisk Films Kompagni
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral
International sales
Technical info 245 meter, 35 mm, Black/white, Sound
Danish theatrical release 28.03.1945
Cinemas Saga Vist sammen med "En ny Dag gryer"
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Production company Nordisk Films Kompagni
Executive Producer Ministeriernes Filmudvalg
Commissioned by Kornskadedyrskomitéen, Ministeriernes Filmudvalg
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral


Direction Hagen Hasselbalch


Script Hagen Hasselbalch
Script Mogens Skot-Hansen


Cinematography Verner Jensen
Cinematography Poul Gram
Cinematography Hagen Hasselbalch


Music Kai Rosenberg


Voiceover Karl Hasselbalch

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Festival Festival date
Amsterdam, IDFA 2005-11-24
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