Denmark, Sweden 2017
Mia is desperate to uncover what kind of man she is actually married to. If the happiest three years of Mia’s life with Frederik were while he had a tumour in his brain, who was she married to before?
YOU DISAPPEAR is a movie about the challenges we face as neuro-science forces us to re-think what we are as human beings.
For example, the linear causality of Aristotle, character development via Freud’s thoughts on realisation, rigid genres, and the backbone of mainstream cinema; that we are all strong-willed heroes in a meaningful world consisting of obstacles that are only meant to shape us into better people. All of that stuff will be obsolete.
Cinema as a medium is based on the ability of the human brain to piece together fragments into meaningful wholes. YOU DISAPPEAR uses disjointed fragments of fiction, facts, memories and imagination, which will prompt both curiosity and confusion, empathy and emotional detachment. And that’s fine. Our brains are all different; they shape the way we experience the world around us. As such, we want to allow the experiences and narrative connections to form in the mind of each individual moviegoer.
It is probably fair to say that YOU DISAPPEAR is a demanding movie. It demands of its audience that they let go of conventional ideas of what a movie should be and instead view it with no preconceived notions – welcoming YOU DISAPPEAR as a life experience.
Kick back and enjoy the ride.
Peter has also directed the highly acclaimed THE ART OF CRYING (2006). Peter has subsequently extended
his qualifications in management, plays technique, dramaturgy, documentary development and screenwriting.
In the period from 2010 to 2012 Peter was employed by the Danish Film Institute as project editor for New
2017 YOU DISAPPEAR
2006 THE ART OF CRYING
1999 LITTLE MAN, short
1998 VILDFARELSER, short
Cast & Crew
Directed by : Peter Schønau Fog
Written by : Peter Schønau Fog
Produced by : Louise Vesth
Director of Photography : Laust Trier Mørk
Editor : Morten Hojbjerg, Peter Winther, Olivia Neergaard-Holm
Production Design : Gitte Malling, Søren Gam
Costume Design : Kirsten Zäschke
Hair & Make up Artist : Linda Boije af Gennäs
Composer : Mikkel Maltha
Sound Design : Peter Schultz, Niels Arild, Eddie Simonsen
Main Cast : Mikkel Boe Følsgaard (prosecutor), Lars Knutzon (Laust Saxtorph), Sofus Rønnow (Niklas Halling), Meike Bahnsen (Lærke Bergmann), Trine Dyrholm (Mia Halling), Nikolaj Lie Kaas (Frederik Halling), Michael Nyqvist (Bernard Bergmann)
Nominations and Awards
- EFA Feature Film Selection 2017