By Thomas Vintenberg
With Jamie Bell, Bill Pullman, Michael Angarano, Danso Gordon, Novella Nelson, Chris Owen, Alison Pill, Mark Webber
Synopsis DEAR WENDY is a story about the young loner Dick who lives in the poor mining town of Estherslope. When he happens upon a small handgun one day, he finds himself strangely drawn to it, despite his fervent pacifist views. Together with his newfound partner he soon convinces the other young outcasts in the town to join him in a secret club he calls The Dandies. A club based on the principals of pacifism and guns. Despite their firm belief in the most important Dandy rule of all - never draw your weapons - they soon find themselves in a predicament where they realise that rules are made to be broken.
Production Nimbus and Zentropa Production
Year of production 2005
Release date France June 22, 2005
Nationality Denmark, Germany, France, UK
Script Lars Von Trier
Distribution France Les Films du Losange
Coproducers Slot Machine, Liberator 2, Pain Unlimited GMBH, Lucky Punch I/S, Dear Wendy Ltd/Sigmaiii Films Ltd.
Supported by TV 2/Danmark, ARTE France cinéma, Danish Film Institute, Filmstiftung NRW, Eurimages, Nordic Film- & TV Fund, The I2I preparatory Action of the European Community
In collaboration with Canal +, ARTE – ZDF, SVT – Sveriges Television AB, Zoma Films LTD., Trust Film Sales APS, Invicta Capital LTD.
Official Selection of Sundance Festival
Format 35 mm, Sound Dolby SRD
Image Anthony Dod Mantle
Sound Kristian Eidnes Andersen
Editing Mikkel E.G. Nielsen
Costume designer Annie Perier
Artistic director Karl Juliusson / Jette Lehmann