DEEP WATER  (1999)
Production Company: Danmarks Radio
Distributors: Scanbox Entertainment, Universal Pictures Finland
Release date (Denmark): 31 March 1999

Director: Ole Bornedal
Screenplay: Ole Bornedal & Ulf Ryberg

Music Composed by Marco Beltrami
Orchestra Conducted by Marco Beltrami
Performed by The Danish Radio Orchestra
Orchestrated by Bill Boston, Kevin Kliesch & Marco Beltrami
Recorded and Mixed by Thomas Winter
Recorded at Danish Radio Hall, Coppenhagen, Denmark
Music Preparation Julian Bratolyubov

Music Produced by Marco Beltrami & Maggie Rodford

Synopsis: A deputy mayor bends the rules and becomes involved in a number of crimes. His actions prove to have terrible consequences and he starts a domino effect of accidents, lies, blackmail and murder.


Deep Water (Dybt Vand) is a suspense thriller shot in Denmark by the renowned Danish director Ole Bornedal (Nightwatch). The story is an intense character piece as it chronicles a prominent, honest man's descent into the basest human survival impulses as he gets entagled into a web of deceit and greed. In the music I tried to reflect this character distortion by taking a simple motive and developing it contrapuntally into a cacophonic brangle. This thematic development is perhaps most completely stated in the "Deep Water Overture. The film, while very classical in its subject matter and setting, is quite radical in its visceral impact and Ole is a master at keeping the viewer's comfort zone constantly upset. So too, I thought the music should have a traditional, refined reference and depart into the more primitive and disorienting. (In fact the listener may notice the actual use of Bach's Eb cello suite reharmonized towards the ending reconciliation of the film - we are back to civilization, yet the familiar setting can never be viewed the same for those who just witnessed the limits of their humanity.) The inclusion of "techno" as a separate element of the score was used as a part of the underworld accompaniment, and in particular, the heroine's involvement in a phone sex operation.  The score was recorded January 1999 by Danish Radio Orchestra.

I N T R A D A   R E C O R D S   ( P R O M O T I O N A L )    (MBCD1002)

01. Main Titles (1:32)
02. A Dane in Pain (1:26)
03. Drying Laundry (1:37)
04. Suspicious (1:13)
05. Road to Hellerup (0:24)
06. Sunday Driving (1:27)
07. Nim-Phone-Maniac (1:20)
08. Das Booty (1:01)
09. Flatline (1:44)
10. Erasing Evidence (3:11)
11. Reconciliation (3:55)
12. Dane-Sel in Distress (1:11)
13. Monday Drive (1:39)
14. Half Mast (1:23)
15. Storytime (1:23)
16. Sarabande (2:07)
17. Deep Water Overture (3:39)
18. Dybt Vand Groove (2:38)
19. 9m2 (5:36)

Release date: 2000
Total Time: 38:42

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