1864  (2014)
Production Company: Miso Film, Danmarks Radio, TV2 Norge, TV4 Sweden, ZDF/Arte, Film Fyn
Distributors: Danmarks Radio, Arte, BBC 4
Release date (Denmark): 12 October 2014

Director: Ole Bornedal
Screenplay: Ole Bornedal & Tom Buk-Swienty

Music Composed by Marco Beltrami
Additional Music by Dennis Smith & Anna Drubich
Orchestra Conducted by Henrik Vagn Christensen & James Morgan
Performed by The Danish National Orchestra & The Danish National Chamber Orchestra
Orchestrated by Rossano Galante & Bill Boston
Recorded and Mixed by John Kurlander
Recorded at Dr Byen, Denmark
Assistant Engineers Tyson Lozensky & Jorge Velasco
Orchestra Contracted by Signe Moldrup Zink
Music Produced by Marco Beltrami

Synopsis: The Danes are thrilled after the victory in the 1st Schleswig War. Danish politicians now dream of incorporating Schleswig into the Kingdom of Denmark, in defiance of the peace agreement. In a small community, the brothers Peter (Jens Satter-Lassen) and Laust (Jakob Oftebro) grow up, and both fall in love with Inge (Marie Tourell Soderberg). When the Danish President of the Council of Ministers, Mr. Monrad (Nicolas Bro), claims that Schleswig must be incorporated to the Kingdom, everyone is aware that it is the start of 2nd Schleswig War. But only this time, the Danish troops are met by Otto von Bismarck's (Rainer Bock) Prussian and Austrian army. An army much bigger and stronger than the Danish. 150 years later the maladjusted teenage girl, Claudia (Sarah-Sofie Boussnina) is on the edge of a meltdown and is forced to be visit friend to the old Baron, Severin (Bent Mejding). Inges old dairy catches Claudias interest, and through Inges writings, Claudia experience thousands of young...


One of the major differences I feel on foreign projects is that there is more respect for the director with less reliance on the test audience. WIthout having the pressure of the lowest common denominator, I am freer to actually create something new. In this case, Ole wanted simple and poignant music - it was about playing the emotion rather than the action. I also had a lot more time than on most American projects of this caliber. The fact that i could also use a big orchestra was also a major plus.

M O V I E S C O R E   M E D I A  (MMS14044)

01. 1864 (2:32)
02. Opening (1:07)
03. An Inevitable War (3:00)
04. Lakeside (3:18)
05. Bloody Hands (2:50)
06. Clouds (2:38)
07. Off to Service (1:54)
08. Confronting Laust (1:56)
09. A Dangerous Man (3:32)
10. The Hussars are Coming (5:22)
11. Overhelmed (1:39)
12. Der Friend is der Friend (3:16)
13. We are Danes! (1:56)
14. Bombs (3:38)
15. Tears (2:26)
16. The Return of Laust (2:54)
17. The Beginning of the End (2:44)
18. The Letters (2:02)
19. Can't Handle the Truth (3:23)
20. Inge's Tears (2:05)
21. Coming Home (2:43)
22. Finale (2:04)

Release date: 16 December 2014
Total Time: 58:59
Length of the Score: 279 minutes


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