Bornholm sets the scene for German Feature Film

17 Nov 2015, Posted by Liv Saalbach Holse in Uncategorized @en

An investment from Copenhagen Film Fund brought a German film crew and cast to Bornholm in September to film the new German film “A Minute’s Silence” (original title: “Schweigeminute”).

The film crew spent 15 days on Bornholm, where the island’s beautiful nature settings brings the story of an 18-year-old high school student’s summer affair with his young teacher to live.

Although the film takes place in a small fishing village in Germany, the outdoor scenes are shot in Sandvig on Bornholm, as the city has an old unspoilt port, similar to the ports in Germany in the 1950s.

Bornholm Municipality hopes that the shooting of “A Minute’s Silence” is the first of many on the Danish rocky island and has chosen to support Copenhagen Film Fund’s future efforts to attract foreign film and television productions to the island with DKK 200,000 per year in the period 2016-18.

The film production was facilitated by Copenhagen Production Service, which serviced the German producer MOOVIE with local permits, film crew, contacts and know-how in film production in Denmark.

“A Minute’s Silence” takes place in a high school in Hirtshafen, a small German fishing village on the Baltic coast, which holds a memorial in honor of Stella Petersen, the school’s young English teacher. For one of her students Stella was, however, more than just a teacher, she was his first love. From 18-year-old Christian’s point of view we re-live a magical summer affair between two young people, which ends abruptly and tragically. But through death the affair changed into immortality.


Szene51Christian Voigt(Jonas Nay)&Stella Petersen(Julia Koschitz)