Pebbles at Your Door

Vibeke Bryld, Denmark, 2015

19 min.DK/Documentary

"If we lived in Paradise, we would no longer need hope." Harmonia lives a happy life in North Korea, but her reality cracks as she learns the truths she has never wanted to know. In the end, she faces a choice of living in a broken paradise of lies and deception or treading the unknown, lonely path of the real world outside. Nothing is free, and the struggle to become a whole human being is inhuman. 'Pebbles at Your Door' is a film about a woman from the North Korean elite, who faces the reality of her once beloved childhood paradise and the impossible task of healing a life that has been torn from birth.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Pebbles at Your Door
Danish title Pebbles at Your Door
Keywords South Korea, North Korea, Poverty, Living conditions, Social conditions, Dictatorship, Refugees, North Korean refugees
Director Vibeke Bryld
Screenplay Vibeke Bryld
Producer Heidi Elise Christensen
Director of Photography Lis Dyre
Editor Bobbie Esra G. Pertan
Sound Sune Kaarsberg
Composer Vicky Singh, Phong Le, Minh Le
Production country Denmark
Production company Final Cut for Real ApS
International sales Final Cut for Real ApS
Danish festival release 09.02.2015, Berlinalen
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Production company Final Cut for Real ApS
With support from Filmværkstedet / DFI, FAF, Danske Filminstruktører


Direction Vibeke Bryld


Screenplay Vibeke Bryld
Script consultant Rumle Hammerich
Translation Jihye Park
Language consultant Karin Jakobsen


Producer Heidi Elise Christensen
Executive producer Signe Byrge Sørensen
Post-production supervisor Anders V. Christensen


Cinematographer Lis Dyre


Editor Bobbie Esra G. Pertan
Assistant editor Sofie Steenberger


Composer Vicky Singh
Composer Phong Le
Composer Minh Le

Production design

Set designer Elin Maria Johansson


Sound designer Sune Kaarsberg

Visual effects

Colourist Maria Klarlund

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Festival screenings

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Festival Festival date
Bilbao Int. Festival of Documentary and Short Film 2015-11-13
CPH:DOX 2015-11-06
Hamptons Film Festival 2015-10-08
Sarajevo Film Festival 2015-08-14
Guanajuato International Film Festival 2015-07-17
Sydney Film Festival 2015-06-03
Berlinale 2015-02-05
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