THE BENCH 

By Per Fly

FACTS

Title: THE BENCH 
Original title: Bænken
Director: Per Fly
Producers: Ib Tardini 
Executive producers: Peter Aalbæk Jensen
Film status: Internationally Premiered
Cast: Jesper Christensen, Stine Holm Joensen, Jens Albinus
Genre: Drama
Duration: 90 min
Language: Danish
Country of origin: Denmark
Production Company: Zentropa Entertainments
Scriptwriter: Per Fly, Kim Leona
Cinematographer: Jørgen Johansson
Production year: 2000
Editor: Morten Giese

The alcoholic Kaj pays his daily visit to The Bench. He spends his time with Stig spewing a never ending stream of moans and complaints, waiting to die. Kaj is suddenly given a second chance at life, but has to come face to face with his dark past.

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Festival overview

Danish Film Academy Award (Robert)
Awards: 5 Awards
2001-02-04

Danish Bodil Award Show
Awards: 3 Awards
2001-03-04

Bangkok Scandinavian Film Festival
2002-02-16

Berlin Film Festival
2001-11-07

Bratislava Int. FF
2002-06-21

Cannes Film Festival
2000-05-10

Copenhagen Natfilm
2001-03-23

Ghent Danish Focus
2000-10-10

Göteborg Int. Filmfestival
2001-01-26

Hamburg Filmfest GmbH
2000-09-25

Haugesund Film Festival
2000-08-27

Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum
2004-11-11

London Danish Films
2002-10-10

Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage
2003-09-05

Malmö BUFF Childrens and Youth Film Festival
2001-03-13

Melbourne film Festival
2002-07-24

Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival
2002-04-05

New York Scandinavian House
2002-03-01

Paris Scandinavian Film Festival
2001-03-28

Rio De Janerio Film festival
2003-09-23

Rouen, Fest. du Cinema Nordique 2003
2004-03-17

Seattle Nordic Film Festival
2003-03-28

Singapore Nordic Film Festival
2002-01-21

Tallinn Tarta, Black Nights FF
2001-12-01

Tel Aviv, Israel
2006-12-04