The film is an experiment in rhythm and image associations. It portrays a killer’s thoughts and feelings during his escape. This film is considered the first Danish experimental film. The film was shot and produced privately in 1942. Sound was added in 1948. —www.dfi.dk
Director of photography, film director, producer, 14 August 1922 – 19 September 1998.
Roos grew up in a creative environment with an older brother, Karl Roos (1914-1951), who, in 1936, with Theodor Christensen, published the first real Danish work of film theory, Film. By 1939, Roos was working as a professional director of photographer. In 1947, he extended his field of activity to screenwriting, producing and directing, when he, along with Dreyer and Søren Melson, was put on contract with Dansk Kulturfilm and the Ministerial Film Committee (Roos’ and Melson’s contracts expired in November 1950). From 1970-1978, he co-headed Minerva Film, with Sten Hasager.
The first collaboration between Dreyer and Roos – as director and DP, respectively – was the adaptation of a short story by Johannes V. Jensen, Naaede de Færgen? (“Did They Catch the Ferry?”), published on 24 December 1925 in the Social-Demokraten newspaper. Its title changed to the affirmative They Caught the Ferry… read more