SHOW DANCER (2020)

Documentary feature, 77 min


Director Laurits Flensted-Jensen

Producers Julie Friis Walenciak, Malene Flindt Pedersen

Directors of Photography Laurits Flensted-Jensen, Troels Rasmus Jensen

Editor Esben Bay Grundsøe

Sound Designer Sune Kaarsberg

Composer Philip Nicolai Flindt


Cast Lasse Eckstrøm Jensen


Produced by Hansen & Pedersen, Paloma Productions 

Supported by New Danish Screen and Creative Europe, MEDIA


 

Lasse is a show dancer and loves the euphoria of the limelight. 15 years ago, he was known as Laze: a step-dancing pop star with the single hit 'Steppin Out'. Lasse has a party cocaine habit, which gets worse as the limelight fades. Since the release, his life has been a schizophrenic roller coaster ride with dance, drugs and prison sentences. Now, Lasse is heading to prison again, and he has decided that this will be the last time. Lasse wants to decisively cut ties with his chaotic life, where the dream of a career, a girlfriend and a family is being suffocated by drugs, death threats and the hunt for intensity. 'Show Dancer' follows Lasse's struggle to take control of his own life, where a prison sentence becomes a turning point. His longing for a life beyond addiction leads him to believe in a brighter future with an education and a family, but the simple life turns out to be harder than expected, and the pursuit of the intense life once again becomes a way out.


Selected Festivals and Awards

2020

CPH:DOX - Nordic:Dox Award and Politiken:Danish:Dox Competition


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