directed by Henning Carlsen
Denmark 2005

 

Watching ”Springet”, I have to wonder how much cinema has changed. Here we have one of Danish cinemas great masters, Henning Carlsen, who gained international attention and acclaim with “Sult” in 1966, and still was someone people talked about when he made “Oviri” twenty years later, and now twenty years later once more, he made “Springet”, and watching these three films back to back reveals, that Carlsen really hasn’t changed much over the years. Despite of 17 films over 40 years, Carlsen is using almost the most basic of techniques, being as traditional as can be, and when he does use something like a subjective insert, it almost comes off as avant-garde.

The reason I reflect on how much Cinema has changed, is, that while we praise and study a master like Carlsen, call his pace poetic slow and judge his films based on his standing in cinema, we dismiss contemporary directors who display more skill, more control and more thought behind their mise-en-scene than an old master like Carlsen. Perhaps the question should be, is it us who refuse to change?

“Springet” tells the story of Tobias, a 42 year musician, who suddenly one day learns that he has pancreas cancer and only a short time to live. As Swann and his Mardelaines, the news brings forward a forgotten memory of an experience Tobias had when he was 13, when a girl made him jump from a balcony using an umbrella as parachute, and this begins Tobias search to make another jump, this time into life.

It is a simple story, about ordinary everyday people, told very traditionally. This is not a larger than life story like “Ikiru”, here the quest is simply to accept life and just get on with it; Sometimes just living a normal life can be the hardest thing to do.

Henrik Sylow

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Theatrical Release: February 25, 2005

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DVD Review: SF Film - Region 2 - PAL

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SF Film

Region 2 - PAL

Runtime 1:30:45 (4% PAL speedup)
Video

1.78:1 Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 8.33 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

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Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital Danish
Subtitles Danish (HoH), English, None
Features Release Information:
Studio: SF Film

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.78:1

Edition Details:
• Audio commentary by Henning Carlsen (in Danish - not subtitled)
• Selected filmography with filmclips
• Biography
• Directors Notes

DVD Release Date: August 2, 2005
Amarey

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Comments Apart from macro blocking, the transfer is flawless. It is grainy, but so was the film at the cinema. There are no visible artefacts and colours are balanced. The film has a very unique look, blending grey memories with faded every day shots with warm night shots, and this is maintained.

The only issue with this DVD is that the audio commentary by Henning Carlsen has no subtitles. While the film has both Danish for Hard of Hearing and English for the international audience, neither of these two groups can enjoy the great commentary. Carlsen is perhaps getting old, but he is an old master and it is wonderful to listen to how he talks about film.

 - Henrik Sylow

 

 






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