Eighteenth, The

The concept is a classical one: a number of characters move independently but inexorably towards a crossing of roads that is to achieve a major impact on their future destinies. In this coming out film as a writer-Director, Anders Ronnow Klarlund put this story telling technique to use in a highly contemporary style and date, seemingly random: May 18 1993. But while the characters of the story make their moves, all of Denmark sets out to vote the joining the European Union. Tied together by media reporting on the events of the day are the stories mentally erratic Jens and taciturn Pernille who unwittingly instigate a hit-and-run accident involving little Sara, the daughter of jazz singer Ulla who, also unwittingly saves Jen’s life; of hip businessman Michale, an ardent pro-Unionist who bumps into Ulla outside the voting booth and, in the general confusion, casts a nay-vote; and of sundry cops and call-girls, who also become pawns in fate’s gambits on this day of a crucial national referendum.

Denmark
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1996


Script
Anders Ronnow Klarlund

Cinematography
Eigil Bryld

Editing
Steen Schapiro

Production
Klondike Film A/S Danish Film Institute

Cast
Niels Anders Thorn
Rasmus Botoft
Rebecca Sorensen
Sanne Gralund

Music
Martin Klarlund
Sanne Graulund

Festivals
2nd Festival on Wheels
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