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The Circus Dynasty
Benny Berdino, the owner of one of Europe’s biggest circus, has a dream. To make sure that his dynasty will carry on, he hopes that his grandson, Patrick Berdino and the award winning circus artist Merrylu Casselly will marry and one day carry on Circus Arena. With their looks and skills they would be the perfect match. Everything seems to be going according to plan, as Patrick and Merrylu have moved into their own caravan. But his dream is threatened, because mixing love and business is difficult and the Casselly family is offered a lucrative contract from the biggest circus in the world, Ringling Brothers, in USA.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR : ANDERS RIIS-HANSEN
FILM WEBSITE : http://hansenogpedersen.dk/produktioner/cirkus-dynastiet-2/
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Anders Riis-Hansen is an experienced filmmaker with over 15 documentaries to his name. His latest documentary “The Invisible Cell” from 2009 sold 85.000 cinema tickets. |
Among other titles are, “The Vanguard of Democracy” from 2004, together with Anders Østergaard and “The Boys from Vollsmose” a feature length documentary (winner of Best Documentary of the year at the national TV-festival) and a series (Winner of Best Series of the year at the national TV-festival).
Anders Riis-Hansen was a commissioning editor at DR1 from 2004-2011.
2012 - 2014 - “Cirkusdynastiet” (The Circus Dynasty)
2007 - 2009 - “Blekingegadebanden” (The Invisible Cell)
2004 - “Diplomatiets fortrop” (The Vanguard of Democracy)
2003 - “Fakse Vandrerhjem” (Fakse Hostel)
2000 - 2002 - “Drengene fra Vollsmose” (The Boys from Vollsmose)
2000 - “Musik er liv” (Music is Life)
1999 - “Fødegangen” (The Maternity Ward)
1998 - “Høje Historier” (Tall Stories)