Max the movie

Lotte Svendsen, Denmark, 2008

100 min.DK/FeatureChildren's films

Max is hitting puberty, and foxy Ofelia from class has touched his heart. He now plans to spend Christmas break with her or, at the very least, New Year's Eve. Watching her little boy grow up, his mother Agnete doesn't know what leg to stand on. Trying to give Max the best Christmas possible, she makes a mess of things, as usual. With his friends, Hassan and Ester, Max eventually tamps down the chaos and throws a super New Year's Eve bash. Everyone is there, and Ester seizes the moment to hook up with Max ahead of Ofelia.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Max pinlig
Danish title Max pinlig
Director Lotte Svendsen
Screenplay Tommy Bredsted, Mette Agnete Horn, Lotte Svendsen
Producer Per Holst
Director of Photography Lars Skree
Editor Camilla Ebling
Sound Jonas Langkilde
Composer Jens Brygmann
Production designer Dorte Knirke Madelung
Appearance Samuel Heller-Seiffert, Mette Agnete Horn, Ophelia Eriksen, Lars Bom
Production country Denmark
Production company Asta Film ApS
Domestic distribution Filmcompagniet - SF Film, Warner og Twentieth Century Fox
International sales Attraction Distribution
Technical info 2742 meter
Danish theatrical release 05.12.2008
Cinemas Palads, Albertslund Biograferne, Gladsaxe Bio, Værløse Bio, BioCity (Tåstrup), Kastrup Bio, Baltoppen Bio 1-2, Park Bio, Gentofte Kino, Glostrup Bio, CinemaxX, Bio Viften (Rødovre), Kinopalæet (Lyngby), Falkoner, Vanløse Bio samt 63 biografer i provinsen, inkl. Færøerne
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Asta Film ApS
Domestic distribution Filmcompagniet - SF Film, Warner og Twentieth Century Fox


Direction Lotte Svendsen
Continuity Linda Daae
Assistant director Pil Nørgaard
1st assistant director Pil Nørgaard
Extras coordinator Anita Juel Lystbæk


Script Tommy Bredsted
Script Mette Agnete Horn
Script Lotte Svendsen


Producer Per Holst
Line producer Barbara Crone
Unit manager Pil Nørgaard
Production assistant Christian Vangsgaard
Location manager David B. Sørensen


Cinematography Lars Skree
First assistant camera Daniel Parmo
Video assistant Lars Krogsgaard
Cinematographer: 2. unit Dror Kasinsky


Stills Christian Geisnæs


Gaffer Otto Stenov
Best boy Claus Preis


Editing Camilla Ebling


Music Jens Brygmann


Production designer Dorte Knirke Madelung
Property master Manduela Riger-Kusk
Set dresser Maria Martine Jensen
Assistant set dresser Trine Gram


Costume on set Bettina Milling Bakdal


Makeup artist Helena Hørdum


Sound designer Jonas Langkilde
B-sound designer Rasmus Damsgaard
B-sound designer Lars Lund


Max Samuel Heller-Seiffert
Mor Mette Agnete Horn
Ofelia Ophelia Eriksen
Steen Cold Lars Bom
Esther Anna Agafia Svideniouk Egholm
Ulla Louise Mieritz
Hassan Faysal Mobahriz
Carlo Rasmus Bjerg

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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festival
Main Prize - The Golden Slippers 2009 Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2009
Special Mention, Children 2009 Berlinale 2009

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
TIFF Kids 2010-04-17
Discovery - Scotland's Int. Film Fest for Children & Young People 2009-10-20
Amsterdam Cinekid 2009-10-18
London Film Festival 2009-10-14
Reykjavik Film Festival 2009-09-17
Rio de Janeiro Brazilian Int. Children´s Film Festival 2009-08-24
Giffoni Film Festival 2009-07-12
Seoul International Youth Film Festival 2009-07-09
München International Film Festival 2009-06-26
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2009-05-31
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2009-04-27
Stockholm Film Festival Junior 2009-04-20
Berlinale 2009-02-05
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Reviews and articles

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Type Source Author Date
Artikel Ekstra Bladet Jacob Ørsted 2009-06-12
Artikel Ekstra Bladet kk 2009-02-15
Artikel Berlingske Tidende Kristian Lindberg 2009-02-10
Artikel Berlingske Tidende Kristian Lindberg 2008-12-19
Artikel Børsen Ritzau 2008-12-18
Anmeldelse BT Birgitte Grue 2008-12-05
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Ebbe Iversen 2008-12-05
Anmeldelse Børsen Morten Durr 2008-12-05
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet Henrik Queitsch 2008-12-05
Anmeldelse Information Liselotte Michelsen 2008-12-05
Anmeldelse Kristeligt Dagblad Palle Schantz Lauridsen 2008-12-05
Anmeldelse Metroexpress Frederik A Vandrup 2008-12-05
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Katrine Sommer Boysen 2008-12-05
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Kim Skotte 2008-12-05
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Bo Green Jensen 2008-12-05
Interview Information Mette-Line Thorup 2008-12-05
Interview Metroexpress Nina Ettrup 2008-12-04
Artikel BT Kirsten Erlendsson 2008-06-18