Villa Paranoia

Erik Clausen, Denmark, 2004

112 min.DK/Feature

A satire, psychological drama and comedy rolled into one. Anna, a 24-year-old unemployed actress, makes ends meet by looking after Valentin; the father of Jørgen, a businessman Anna met while acting in a commercial. Valentin is old. His mental faculties are not always on an even keel, however, he serves as an audience for the roles Anna didn't get at auditions. Jørgen is eager to settle his father's estate, but Valentin's mental state, it turns out, isn't quite as feeble as the hospital staff and Jørgen think. Soon Anna has to call on all her acting skills, to find out what it is Valentin is hiding from them all and to retain her self-respect.
Behind this entertaining story lie Erik Clausen's reflection on Denmark today: in his own words, a land of material wealth and mental poverty.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Villa Paranoia
Danish title Villa Paranoia
Director Erik Clausen
Screenplay Erik Clausen
Director of Photography Rasmus Videbæk
Editor Kasper Leick
Sound Henrik Langkilde
Casting Lena Paaske
Appearance Erik Clausen, Sonja Richter, Frits Helmuth, Sidse Babett Knudsen
Production country Denmark
Production company Clausen Film
Domestic distribution Sandrew Metronome
International sales Clausen Film ApS
Technical info 3066 meter, 35 mm, Widescreen, color, Dolby, SRD
Danish theatrical release 12.03.2004
Cinemas Dagmar, Palads, Palladium, Albertslund Biograferne, Gladsaxe Bio, Værløse Bio, BioCity (Tåstrup), Kastrup Bio, Baltoppen Bio 1-2, Gentofte Kino, CinemaxX, Empire, Kinopalæet (Lyngby) samt 48 biografer i provinsen
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company Clausen Film
Domestic distribution Sandrew Metronome


Direction Erik Clausen
Casting Lena Paaske


Script Erik Clausen


Production Henrik Møller-Sørensen
Executive producer Peter Ingemann


Cinematography Rasmus Videbæk


Still photographer Helle Moos
Still photographer Rolf Konow
Still photographer Lena Paaske


Gaffer Jens Fraek Poulsen


Editing Kasper Leick


Property master Thorkil Slebsager
Set dresser Lars Fog-Møller


Sound engineer Henrik Langkilde


Jørgen Erik Clausen
Anna Sonja Richter
Walentin Frits Helmuth
Olga Sidse Babett Knudsen
Kenneth Søren Westerberg Bendtsen
Thomas Nicolaj Kopernikus
Mette Pernille Højmark
Socialchef Halberg Jesper Nygård
Lars Carsten Bang
Maria Zita Djenes
Fan Bo Henriksen
Tjener Pawel Wederowski
Cafégæst Lai Yde Holgaard
Mand i reklame Jens Ulrik Nyfjord
Grinekursusleder Lars Mygind

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Festival screenings

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Festival Festival date
Goa - Int. Film Festival of India 2004-11-29
Warsaw International Film Festival 2004-10-07
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2004-08-20
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