Denmark

Synopsis

Ditte and Louise are two middle-aged actresses and best friends. Together they form a comedy duo, which travels around the country. Louise has accepted that the entertainment industry can’t offer her more and when Ditte dreams of something bigger, Louise keeps her initiative down.

Ditte decides to do something wild: She dresses up as a man and as "Ditlev" she gets big film roles and becomes a success in the film industry. But she also fails on her best friend Louise, and their shared dream. When abandoned by Ditte, Louise throws herself into a relationship with a man instead. A relationship which, in her desperation, she destroys.
Ditte and Louise begin to drift apart and everything goes wrong when Louise finds out that Ditte has had sex … with Louise’s father, of all people…

Ditte’s deception as Ditlev ends in a humiliating revelation where Ditte is frozen out of the film industry. The two women seem to lose everything they thought they wanted instead of finding themselves. The gold is in their friendship.

Director's Biography

Niclas is a danish choreographer and director for both theatre and TV. He won the Reumert Award for the play 69 and later for the musical EN KORT EN LANG. Niclas has done the choreography, on a number of Danish theatre plays and films for example: A ROYAL AFFAIR and DIRCH. Niclas directed all episodes of two seasons of the TV series DITTE & LOUISE on DR, which won a Robert Award.

Filmography:

as director:
2015 - 16 - DITTE & LOUISE, tv series, season 1 & 2

as choreographer:
2018 - BECOMING ASTRID
2013 - THE MIRACLE
2012 - LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED
2012 - A ROYAL AFFAIR
2011 - DIRCH
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Niclas Bendixen

Written by: Ditte Hansen, Louise Mieritz

Produced by: Thomas Heinesen

Cinematography: Manuel Alberto Claro

Editing: Lars Therkelsen, Jacob Juul Toldam

Production Design: Søren Gam

Costume Design: Gabi Humnicki

Hair & Make-up: Sofie De Mylius

Original Score: Jomi Massage

Sound: Thomas Jæger

Main Cast: Louise Mieritz (Louise), Anders W. Berthelsen (Anders), Lotte Andersen (Gritt), Adam Brix (David), Ditte Hansen (Ditte)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Comedy 2019