Director: Michael Madsen | Denmark 2011 | 55 min
Denmark's first 3D documentary is directed by the award-winning director Michael Madsen ("Into Eternity") and deals with - mediocrity. And yet, not quite! For mediocrity is maybe harder to grasp with a formula than one might think. But Middlefart is an entirely mediocre place, as we find out, and this is where the film's 13 chapters - like "Into Eternity" - try to see the present from a historical perspective. What is important? What defines our times? The 3-dimensional space of the images frame the individual scenes like display cabinets at a virtual museum about ordinary Denmark in the year 2011, while both true and fictitious stories constantly threaten to disrupt the mediocrity. From stories about civil disobedience to the mayor's visit to a fortune teller, Madsen's brand new film gets the answers to its questions through anthropological and apparently objective 3-D glasses - and ends with a totally unique reunion with a series of 3D photographs of Middelfart from the 1880s. Michael Madsen brings the traditional "Denmark film" into a new era, which itself will soon be history.
Middelfart i Gennemsnit (Denmark, 2011, 55 min.)
Director: Michael Madsen. Script: Michael Madsen. Camera: Michael Madsen. Sound: Øivind Weingaarde. Edit: Michael Madsen. Cast: Borgere i Middelfart Kommune: Hjemmeværnsmand Lennart B. Nielsen, Museumsinspektør Maiken Rude Nørup, Flyttemand Peter Christensen, Sognepræst Jens Backer Mogensen, Håndlæser Myriam Wauquiez, Politimand Carsten Jensen, Pensionsrådgiver Jesper Petersen, Svend Åge Nielsen, Jenusan Rajah, Carsten Blad, Inga Jørgensen, Familien Pasfall, Jørgen Ganshorn, Bo Juhl Jensen, Maria Corydon Smith, Bjarke Christensen, Sarah Abdelrahim, Borgmester Steen Dahlstrøm. Producer: Michael Madsen. Production: Gallery Tusk, MASSPRODUCTION.