THE BIRD CATCHER

FÅGELFÅNGAREN

By Richard HOBERT

EYEFEED AB - as PROD

Historical - Pre-Production 2014

Faroe islands 1820. The farmer Esmar’s lease will expire in the fall. If Esmar and Johanna has no son, the landholder Såmal takes his house. Their only hope is for another man to make Johanna pregnant. They choose a French Captain. He agrees to help. He leaves but comes back 9 years later.

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Historical, Drama
    • Countries
    • SWEDEN, DENMARK, NORWAY, CZECH REPUBLIC
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, FRENCH
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Duration
    • 110 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Richard HOBERT
    • Writer(s)
    • Richard HOBERT
    • Producer(s)
    • Hakan BJERKING (eyefeed AB), Per HOLST (Asta film), Petter J BORGLI (PJB Picture Company)
    • Synopsis
    • The Faroe islands 1820, based on a true story
      The landholder Såmal pays the tenant farmer couple Esmar and Johanna a menacing visit. Esmar’s lease will expire in the fall according to the local laws. And if Esmar has no son, Såmal can give house and land to whomever he wishes. Unfortunately Johanna finally does give birth to their third daughter. Livia, a Swedish good friend and innkeeper, tells Johanna that evidently the only way they can hope to have a son is for another man to make Johanna pregnant. This suggestion makes Esmar feel hurt but they are both aware that they have no other choice. They ask for Livia’s assistance in finding a suitable man. But to Livia, the situation suddenly becomes very personal: Their final choice is a French Captain who is Livia’s lover. The French Captain receives Esmar’s and Johanna’s request with empathy, and he agrees to help them by making Johanna pregnant.
      Faroe islands 1820. The farmer Esmar’s lease will expire in the fall. If Esmar and Johanna has no son, the landholder Såmal takes their house. Their only hope is for another man to make Johanna pregnant. They choose a French Captain. He agrees to help. She gives birth to a boy, but the French Captain comes back nine years later.
    • Partners & financing
    • Per Holst, Asta film, Denmark; Petter J Borgli, PJB Picture Company AS, Norway; Karla Stojakova, Axman Productions, Czech Republic
    • Production schedule
    • Shooting starts May 2014 and Premiere May 2015.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • May 01, 2014
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