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A short fiction film about 7 year-old Marie, who experiences her first bout of anger.

Marie is to spend the weekend with her dad. She waves goodbye to her mother, and walks through town with her dad. They are only together for a few minutes, when her dad meets up with a friend and indulges in a lengthy conversation. Meanwhile, Marie's patience is being so severely tried, that she resorts to a disappearing act, and follows a nearby winding staircase to the top of a tower. She expects her dad to come looking for her, but he only keeps on talking. Marie's anger builds up...


Release: 2003 (Denmark)

Duration: 12 minutes

Genre: Fiction Short

Spoken language: Danish


Director: Michael W. Horsten

Screenplay: Michael W. Horsten

Cinematography: Manuel Alberto Claro

Editor: Janne Bjerg Sørensen
Sound Design: Morten Green

Composer: Mattias Jacobsson

Producer: Lise Lense-Møller

Production Country: Denmark

Production Company: Magic Hour Films

Produced with support from: The Danish Film Institute, DR, Nordic Film & TV Fund, NRK and SVT.


The film won the Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk - Special Mention at the  2004 Berlinale and was voted the 2004 2nd best. in the Kidz Section at Giffoni Film Festival, while it won in the category Best Short Film at the 2004 Robert Festival.


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