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The Danish Poet - DVD ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB537002
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Lise Fearnley, Marcy Page, Tove Klovvik, David Verrall
Directors:  Torill Kove
Producing Agencies:  Mikrofilm As (Oslo), National Film Board of Canada (Montreal), Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Animation, Civics, Family Studies/Home Economics, Geography, Language Arts, Media and Communications, Religious Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2006
Running Time:  15:01
Closed Captions:  Yes


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Can we trace the chain of events that leads to our own birth? Is our existence just coincidence? Do little things matter?

The narrator of The Danish Poet considers these questions as we follow Kasper, a poet whose creative well has run dry, on a holiday to Norway to meet the famous writer, Sigrid Undset. As Kasper's quest for inspiration unfolds, it appears that a spell of bad weather, an angry dog, slippery barn planks, a careless postman, hungry goats and other seemingly unrelated factors might play important roles in the big scheme of things after all.

Oscar winner for Best Short Animation, 2007


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