Petey & Ginger

  • Denmark
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When the global economy collapses the only true victors are those that weren't invited to the boom. Petey plays in a band and works in a pornography warehouse, packing and shipping sex paraphernalia to customers all over the world.

Ginger works the late night shift in a bar as a fortune-teller to those who have been hit hard by the financial crisis.
Living on opposite coasts of America and both friends of the filmmaker, both their stories begin with their respective escapes from difficult childhoods.

The film weaves voices and images, seeking to reveal how in-between people are hanging on in today's America, desiring and dreaming in a no-man's-land, but now adapted to the lack of hope.

"Petey & Ginger" is a personal take on individual crisis vs. collective crisis, and what happens when the two overlap. In their narrative, we experience a broken culture exposing a wasteland of shattered economic dreams and unfulfilled social promises; a reality that only music and friendship float freely above.


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  • Original title
    Petey & Ginger
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Ada Bligaard Søby, Dunja Gry Jensen
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Adam Nilsson, Ada Bligaard Søby
  • Editing
    Charlotte Munch Bengtsen
  • Music
    Anders-Peter Andreasen, Kirsteen MacLean, Jeppe Kaltoft
  • Sound
    Roar Skau Olsen
  • Duration
    58 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Denmark
  • Production
      • Beofilm I/S
      • Denmark
  • Distribution
      • Beofilm I/S
      • Denmark
  • Festivals
    • Music Documentary Film Festival San Sebastian in competition, Spain 2014
    • IN-EDIT Festival Internacional de Cine Documental Musical, Spain 2013
    • Henry’s Dream, Denmark 2013
    • Roskilde Festival, Denmark 2013
    • Way Out West, Sweden 2013
    • Øya Festival, Norway 2013
    • Brussels Film Festival, Belgium, 2013
    • DocFest San Francisco, USA 2013
    • Beat Film Festival, Russia 2013
    • Primavera Sound, Spain 2013
    • Reykjavik Short&Docs, Iceland 2013
    • CPH:DOX Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival in NORDIC:DOX competition 2012


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