24-year-old Jacob Nossell is really bright, but he does not fit the typical idea of a dream child or the perfect life. Jacob is living with cerebral palsy, a congenital physical disability. In addition to affecting his speech, it causes muscle cramps and stiffness. His words run together when he speaks and his movements are limited. With a normal intellect in a weakened body Jacob Nossell is the embodiment of the dilemma of normality - he is too disabled to be truly accepted by society and too normal to accept his own fate. Therefore Jacob has decided to stage a performance at the Royal Danish Theatre (Human Phase-out), and put matters straight once and for all. He will do away with normality as defined by the majority.

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2015
Production country:
Denmark
Co production country:
Norway
Netherlands
Release date (international):
2015-10-07
Production company:
Moving Documentary
Co production company:
Zuidenwind Filmproductions
Medieoperatørene AS
Associated producer:
Katrine Sahlstrøm
Producer:
Malene Flindt Pedersen
Sidsel Lønvig Siersted
Co producer:
Ingvil Giske
Estelle Bovelander

Crew

Director:
Christian Sønderby Jepsen
Screenplay:
Christian Sønderby Jepsen
Editor:
Rasmus Stensgaard Madsen
Composer:
Jonas Colstrup
Sound Design:
Svenn Jakobsen

Technical information

Length in mins:
97'
Language:
Danish
Subtitles:
English

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