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).