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Oliver, 6 years, cunningly outsmarts his mother and the old babysitter, Mrs. Bruus, 

because he prefers Josephine, 16, beautiful and good-natured.  But things don’t quite 

work out, and Oliver must use all his ingenuity, when he finds himself locked out of the 

house without a babysitter, and with his baby sister locked in. 


Release: 1997 (Denmark)

Duration: 22 minutes

Genre: Fiction Short, Children's films

Spoken language: Danish


Director: Morten Henriksen

Screenplay: Morten Henriksen

Cinematography: Jan Weincke

Editor: Sanne Prehn
Sound Design: Jan Juhler

Composer: Pierre Dørge, Irene Becker

Producer: Per Nielsen

Production Country: Denmark

Production Company: Magic Hour Films

Coproducers: Dan Film, Lagnö Filmproduktion, The National Film Board of Denmark, The Danish Film Institute, The Swedish Film Institute and TV 2/Denmark.


The fIlm won the 1998 Glass Bear Award at the Berlin Film Festival and received a Danish Film Festival Odense's 1998 Honourable Mention, Filmfest Hamburg 1999 Special Mention, Nordic Film Festival 1998 Best Short Film AwardOlympia International Film Festival 1998 Special Mention, International Jury and finally the Adult's Jury Award - Certificate of Merit at the 1998 Chicago International Children's Film Festival in the category Live-Action Short Film or Video.

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