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Emil plays with his rabbit every day. His rabbit is cute, clever and good at jumping. But the rabbit is also old, and one morning it is dead. Emil's mother does everything she can to cheer up Emil. But it is not easy to be happy, when you are sad. This is a short film about joy and sorrow, and the importance of taking feelings seriously.


Release: 2005 (Denmark)

Duration: 24 minutes

Genre: Fiction Short

Spoken language: Danish


Director: Michael W. Horsten

Screenplay: Charlotte Fleischer, Michael W. Horsten and Line Langebek Knudsen

Cinematography: Thomas Frantzén

Editor: Ghita Beckendorff

Sound Design: Jens de Place Bjørn and Christian Lørup

Composer: Mattias Jacobsson

Producer: Lise Lense-Møller

Production Country: Denmark

Production Company: Magic Hour Films

Produced with support from: The Danish Film Institute, DR, NRK and SVT.


The film was nominated for the 2006 TIFF Kids Youth Jury Prize for Best Short film.

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