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Linda is 12 and she is bored. It seems to her that nothing matters and nothing ever really happens. But on this day she meets an older man. Linda is amused, even exhilarated by their seemingly innocent encounter. But things take a disturbing turn, and Linda's world is transformed forever. Based on a short story by Joyce Carol Oates.


Release: 2003 (Denmark)

Duration: 15 minutes

Genre: Fiction Short

Spoken language: Danish


Based on Joyce Carol Oates' book by the same name.

Director: Birgitte Stærmose

Screenplay: Birgitte Stærmose and Ida Maria Rydén

Cinematography: Anthony Dod Mantle

Editor: Anne Østerud
Sound Design: Niels Arild and Claus Lynge

Composer: Susi Hyldgaard

Producer: Lise Lense-Møller

Production Country: Denmark

Production Company: Magic Hour Films

Produced with support from: The Danish Film Institute and Dansk NovelleFilm.


The film was nominated for the 2003 Berlin European Film Academy Awards in the category Best European Short Film Award.


The fIlm won in the categroy Best Short Film at the 2004 Art Film Festival, at the 2004 Bratislava Art Film Festival for Best Short Fiction Film and at the 2003 Edinburgh International Film Festival, where it won Prix UIP Edinburgh (European Short Film Award).


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