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The Prisoners’ Choir

Written and directed by: Annette Mari Olsen & Katia Forbert Petersen Photographers: Katia Forbert Petersen & Wojciech Kloczko

Editor: Wojciech Kloczko

Producers: Katia Forbert Petersen & Annette Mari Olsen

Duration: 76 minutes & TV version 58 minutes

Produced by: Sfinx Film in co-production with DRTV with support from European Union Media Development Program, Trygfonden and Direktoratet For Kriminalforsorgen.

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Brian Bo, Bergur, Karsten and Jesper are confined in a Danish maximum-security state prison.

They all have their individual criminal story, but they share the singing in the prison choir. When

meeting their charismatic choirmaster Louise Adrian the bad boys with the soft voices are inspired 

to write their own songs.

Through poetry they talk of their destinies and reveal the depth of their thoughts and dreams. The prison choir is a breathing space in an otherwise harsh and enclosed world. Even after being released most of the prisoners continue being active in the choir, and sing courageously their personal stories at concerts all over the country. The music shows new ways, and makes them feel like giving up their criminal career – but it is a long and tough journey.

The Prisoners' Choir begins where most detective films end.

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