Election Night

Anders Thomas Jensen, Denmark, 1998

12 min.DK/Short fiction

Peter, a young idealist, one evening suddenly remembers that he has forgotten to give his vote. He jumps into a cab, and on his way to the polls - a race against time - he is introduced to a number of taxidrivers who all hold very strong opinions and ideologies of the human race. Peter has to face the choise whether to defend his beliefs or to get to the polls in time.
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Original title Valgaften
Danish title Valgaften
Other titles Litteraturens film 1, Tre Oscar-nominerede kortfilm
Keywords Racism, Election
Director Anders Thomas Jensen
Screenplay Anders Thomas Jensen
Producer Kim Magnusson, Tivi Magnusson
Director of Photography Jens Schlosser
Editor Anders Villadsen
Sound Martin Saabye Andersen, Stig Sparre-Ulrich
Composer Jeppe Kaas
Appearance Ulrich Thomsen, Jens Jørn Spottag, Mikkel Vadsholt, Nicolas Bro
Production country Denmark
Production company M&M Productions
Domestic distribution DFI/Distribution & Formidling
International sales
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7
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Production company M&M Productions
Domestic distribution DFI/Distribution & Formidling


Direction Anders Thomas Jensen
Continuity Stine Monty Freddie
Continuity Louise Friedberg


Script Anders Thomas Jensen


Producer Kim Magnusson
Producer Tivi Magnusson
Production manager Nanna Mailand-Hansen


Cinematography Jens Schlosser
Key grip Mikael Kort Kristensen
Camera operator John Frimann Rasmussen


Stills Camilla Schiøler

Electrical dept.

Electrical dept. Viggo Grumme
Best boy Philippe Kress
Assistant lighting technician Jesper Westh


Editing Anders Villadsen


Music Jeppe Kaas

Production design

Set dresser Sabine Hviid


Wardrobe Sara Mau Jensen
Wardrobe Helle Nielsen


Makeup Pia Nissen


Sound Martin Saabye Andersen
Sound Stig Sparre-Ulrich
Sound Jens Bønding

Special effects

Special effects Carsten Elkjær
Special effects Lars Kolding Andersen


Peter Ulrich Thomsen
Carl Jens Jørn Spottag
Bartender Mikkel Vadsholt
Mand Nicolas Bro
Kvinde Hella Joof
Taxa-chauffør 1 Ole Thestrup
Taxa-chauffør 2 John Martinus
Taxa-chauffør 3 Farshad Kholgi
Taxa-chauffør 4 Thomas Milton Walther

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Festival screenings

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Festival Festival date
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2014-09-19
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2012-08-20
Taipei Film Festival 2007-06-22
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2006-11-11
Moscow - Royal Danish Embassy 2003-04-05
Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival 2000-10-10
Göteborg International Film Festival 2000-01-28
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 1999-11-04
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