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I dine hænder / In Your Arms

  • In deinen Armen (German title)
  • Companion / Ledsager (Working title)
Feature Film | 2013-2015 | Drama | Germany

Main data

Shooting data

Start of shooting12.02.2013
End of shooting16.03.2013
Number of shooting days24
LocationsKopenhagen, Hamburg, Schweiz

Project data

Film financing
Picture formatWidescreen USA (1 : 1,85)
Picture material negativeARRI RAW
Picture material positiveDCP


  • IN DEINEN ARMEN - R: Samanou A. Sahlstrom - 2013
  • IN DEINEN ARMEN - R: Samanou A. Sahlstrom - 2013

Brief synopsis

When Maria (Lisa Carlehed) meets Niels for the first time, he comes across as an angry and unsympathetic young man. His chronic illness has been concentrated into a single wish - to go to a Swiss nursing home for euthanasia. But in order to get there, he needs a volunteer escort. Maria doesn't sympathise with Niels's wish, on the contrary, but in him she finds something that she has been missing from her life. Samanou A. Sahlstrøm's directorial debut is a gripping drama, featuring excquisite cinematography by Brian Curt Petersen and an utterly brilliant Lisa Carlehed in the lead role. Her ability to project inner emotions is astounding and sure to leave no one unaffected. (https://www.festivalscope.com/film/in-your-arms)


ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
Johanna WokalekJulia [L]
Lisa CarlehedMaria [L]
Mirco KreibichJohann [L]
Peter PlaugborgNiels [L]
 Katja Danowski
Melanie Chantal Dollhouse [SR]
 Yves Raeber
Vertrauensarzt [SR]
 Samuel WeissKellner [SR]


Camera Departmentdirector of photographyBrian Curt Petersen
Camera Department1st assistant cameraAnne Skamris
Camera Departmentdata wrangler / digital loader Sebastian Schwagereit
Costume Departmentcostume designerRebecca Richmond
Director's DepartmentdirectorSamanou A. Sahlstrom
Director's Department1st assistant directorWilliam Knuttel
LightinggafferClaus Preis
MusiccomposerAugust Rosenbaum
ProducerproducerAndrea Schütte
ProducerproducerDirk Decker

Production companies

Meta Film [dk]
 Tamtam Film GmbH


Department CompanyComment
CameraCameras and Utilities CINEGATE GmbH
In Front of the CameraExtras/Bit Player Heike Riecks-Korn CastingBesetzung Komparsen
ProductionFinance/Law/InsuranceMecon Media Concept Ltd. [de]Gagenabrechnung (Komparsen)
ProductionProduction Services Block it filmservice
ProductionTransportation, Travel and Accomodation Europcar Autovermietung GmbH - Medienteam (ehem. travset)Produktionsfahrzeuge
Production DesignLocations and Studios MotivBuero, Karin VerbeekLocationscouting


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Andrea Schütte2015Filmfest HamburgHamburger Produzentenpreis für Europäische Kino-KoNominated
Dirk Decker2015Filmfest HamburgHamburger Produzentenpreis für Europäische Kino-KoNominated
Samanou A. Sahlstrom2015Göteborg Film Festival [se]Best Nordic FilmWinner
Samanou A. Sahlstrom2015Göteborg Film Festival [se]FIPRESCI PrizeWinner
Sara Namer2015Filmfest HamburgHamburger Produzentenpreis für Europäische Kino-KoNominated