tomorrow is the premiere of the film 'Before the frost'. In the harsh drama that unfolds in the mid-1800s, he follows the farmer Jens, played by Jesper Christensen - who is facing a difficult choice.
the film should not be ashamed of the historical and practical fodfejl with regard to the daily life on a working farm in 1800-century, director Michael Noer has teamed up with Denmark's probably best known bonderøv, Frank Erichsen.
- I think this film gives a good and credible picture of how life might have looked like in the 1850's, says Frank Erichsen on the film, as he has worked together with, among others, Jesper Christensen. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
Bonderøven was contacted by Michael Noer early, while there still was work on the script. Frank's job was to begin with to read the script through for factual errors.
- I can remember, the first I clipped over, it was that there was: 'the Cow cries'. A cow can't scream. A cow can roar, says Frank 'Bonderøven' Erichsen for Nordisk Film.
in Addition to read the script through, Frank has been helpful with suggestions on what the actors could do with their hands in day to day life on the farm.
It is not something that one portrays a peasant family at the time and then just let them sit and talk together quietly. It was too busy to at the time, points out Frank Erichsen.
In the 1800s, has every minute been significant in relation to getting anything done. This then led to, that I simply was asked if I would not be in on the filming to help the actors to perform the disciplines to perform in the course of the film in a way that looks credible, says Frank Erichsen and gives a concrete example:
- I have had the various actors in the process of tying the sheaves up and thresh langhalm.
'Before the frost' has american premiere 10. January.
In a great interview with Her the World, told the redneck's wife Theresa Maria Jessing recently, that it is not always just fun for the family to be known from tv.
Theresa and Frank - here together with his daughter, Alma - have been familiar faces in Denmark. Photo: Jan Dagø