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The Challenge

We meet a seemingly tight group of children who challenge each other to overstep boundaries. The challenges end up having great consequences to the children and their classmates.
‘The Challenge’ is based on case stories from Danish schools and is produced in cooperation with Save the Children to be screened in schools.
The short film illustrates how bullying can originate in such varied emotions as boredom, fear of exclusion, and loneliness.

  • Poul Erik Madsen
    Director
  • Poul Erik Madsen
    Writer
  • Christoffer Schurict
    Writer
  • Anja Ladekjær
    Producer
  • Alfa Liv Ottesen
    Key Cast
  • Storm Valin
    Key Cast
  • Yasmin Paludan Møller
    Key Cast
  • Leonard Antonakakis
    Key Cast
  • Emily Mathilde Petersen Bowen
    Key Cast
  • Anders Ingvartsen
    DOP
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Udfordringen
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    24 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 4, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    100,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Denmark
  • Country of Filming:
    Denmark
  • Language:
    Danish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Empire Bio
    Copenhagen
    Denmark
    Danish premiere
Distribution Information
  • Red Barnet
    Country: Denmark
    Rights: Internet
Director Biography - Poul Erik Madsen

Poul Erik Madsen is born in Copenhagen, 1977. He graduated from The National Film School of Denmark in 2003.

Related references:
Mother Dearest. Short fiction, 2007.
The Court. Documentary, 2005.
The Accident. Short Fiction, 2003.
Pieces. Short fiction, 1998.

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