Vester-Vov-VovPat und Patachon am Nordseestrand / At the North Sea

Retrospective, Denmark 1927, 98 Min., silent, swed. it, ger. st

The two landlubbers Ole & Axel (in Danish Fy & Bi) try their hand at fishing along the harsh west coast of the Jutland Peninsula, without much luck. Their beach hut gets blown away in a storm and, instead of the hoped-for shrimp, their net snares a whale. But there’s a happy ending on the horizon as they rescue some shipwrecked sailors and help a young couple find loving bliss. “At the North Sea” is one of the best-known of the farces starring “Fy & Bi”. The Berlin newspaper Nachtausgabe wrote 1927, “whether they’re tumbling head over heels into the water, or in a zany bustle, laboriously rebuilding their weekend house, whether they are teaching the fishing girls the newest dances or showing up in elegant aviator suits, their innocent look, and their typical movements and gestures are always good for a laugh”. – Screening with live music.

Director Lau Lauritzen

Screenplay A.V. Olsen, Lau Lauritzen

Producer Svend Nielsen

Festival Contact Danish Film Institute, Gothersgade 55, 1123 Kopenhagen K, Mail:, Web:

Cast Carl Schenstrøm (Fyrtaarnet), Harald Madsen (Bivognen), Jørgen Lund (Willing, Gastwirt), Kate Fabian (Frau Willing), Karin Nellemose (Birthe, Willings Tochter), Petrine Sonne (Maren), Erling Schroeder (Tom), Karl Jørgensen (Fischhändler)

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