Break your bounds

Erik Clausen, Denmark, 2000

98 min.DK/Feature

Bent lives in a working class district once celebrated for its solidarity but now divided and self-centred. When he falls for a solo mother, Vibeke, he thinks there's a chance of a fresh start; Vibeke, who looks like a Madonna, is beset by problems that fill her with distrust and make it difficult for her to commit herself to anyone. There is also the age gap of twenty years between them, and in her eyes Bent is an old-fashioned oddball. But the former boxer is also a man who knows how to retaliate when life tries to knock him down. "Break Your Bounds!" was what his father used to say, advice that Bent is adept at following.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Slip hestene løs
Danish title Slip hestene løs
Director Erik Clausen
Screenplay Erik Clausen
Director of Photography Dirk Brüel
Editor Ghita Beckendorff
Sound John Nielsen
Composer Anders Bækholm Jensen
Production designer Palle Nybo Arestrup
Appearance Erik Clausen, Marianne Frost, Ricky Vends, Elith Nulle Nykjær Jørgensen
Production country Denmark
Production company Clausen Film
Domestic distribution Sandrew Metronome
International sales Clausen Film ApS
Technical info 2698 meter, 35 mm, Widescreen, color, Dolby, SRD
Danish theatrical release 11.08.2000
Cinemas Dagmar, Palads, Palladium, Lyngby Teatret, Reprise Teatret, Gladsaxe Bio, BioCity (Tåstrup), Kastrup Bio, Baltoppen Bio 1-2, Albertslund Bio, Glostrup Bio Desuden 39 biografer i provinsen.
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7
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Production company Clausen Film
Domestic distribution Sandrew Metronome


Direction Erik Clausen
Assistant director Louise Clausen


Script Erik Clausen


Production Peter Ingemann
Production manager Camilla Hammerich Binzer


Cinematography Dirk Brüel


Still photographer Birger Vilén-Petersen


Electrical dept. Leif Barney Fick


Editing Ghita Beckendorff


Music Anders Bækholm Jensen


Production design Palle Nybo Arestrup
Set dresser Lars Fog-Møller


Wardrobe Jane Haagensen


Makeup Naja Jensen


Sound John Nielsen


Bent A. Pedersen, vinduespudser Erik Clausen
Vibeke Marianne Frost
Kevin, Vibekes søn Ricky Vends
Sigfred Elith Nulle Nykjær Jørgensen
Thor, Bents søn Thomas Novotny
Lise, Bents kone Britta Lillesøe
Arne, præstesøn Bjarne Henriksen
Jonas Mickey Skjoldholm
Lorentzen Ole Birch
Pedel Peter Aude
Fausto, pizzariaindehaver Kawkab Hamza
Boksetræner Jean Schmücker

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