THE NAKED TREES
Major European coproduction input assured this Danish World War 2 resistance movement romance/drama of the scope and sweep required to turn Tage Skou-Hansen's 1957 neo-classic novel into a feature film. The story embraces a thriller component of underground action against the Germans with tender, subtle stories of love, gone right, gone wrong, among the freedom fighters and the women close to them.
Release: 1991 (Denmark)
Duration: 104 minutes
Genre: Fiction, Drama
Spoken language: Danish, German and English
Based on Tage Skou-Hansen's book
Director: Morten Henriksen
Screenplay: Morten Henriksen
Cinematography: Dirk Brüel
Editors: Ghita Beckendorff and Merete Brusendorff
Sound Design: Erik Ryr, Pål Gengenbach, Gisle Tveito, Håkon Lammetun
and Aleksander Golobiowski
Composer: Marc Marder
Producers: Lise Lense-Møller and Ryszard Straszewski
Production Countries: Denmark, Norway, France, United Kingdom and Poland
Production Company: Magic Hour Films (then Lise Lense-Møller Film)
Coproducers: ESICMA, FilmEffekt, Hemdale FIlmcorporation, Norwegian Film, Studio Tor
Produced with support from: The Danish Film Institute, DR, Warner/Chappell Music Denmark, Eurimages, Nordic Film & TV Fund, Unibank and Århus Municipality.
The fIlm won in the category Best Actor Award at the 1992 Bodil Awards and at the 1992 Robert Festival.