THE WAY TO MANDALAY

SÅ LÆNGE JEG LEVER

THE WAY TO MANDALAY is the story about one of Denmark’s greatest and most beloved musicians, John Mogensen and depicts his successes and failures throughout life and his inner dialogues revolving life, music, love, being a husband and father – and his struggle with his own perfectionism. The film takes us on a journey from John Mogensen’s childhood, throughout his time in the popular band Four Jacks to his late success as a solo artist – until his death in 1977 where he dies from a heart attack caused by an extensive alcohol abuse that followed him his entire adult life.

Fact Sheet

TITLE
The Way To Mandalay

ORIGINAL TITLE
Så Længe Jeg Lever

LANGUAGE
Danish

FORMAT
Feature Film

PREMIERE
January 2018

GENRE
Bio Pic Drama

PRODUCED BY
Miso Film

INTERNATIONAL SALES
TrustNordisk

Main Cast

JOHN
Rasmus Bjerg

RUTH
Helle Fagralid

LITTLE JOHN
Harald Kaiser Hermann

MINNA
Bebiane Kreutzmann

OTTO BRANDENBURG
Carl Christian Riestra-Rasmussen

BENT WERTHER
Troels Malling

POUL RUDI
Kasper Leisner

JAMES RASMUSSEN
Laus Høybye

MEISNER
Peter Mygind

ROST
Lars Ranthe

JENS
Paw Henriksen

Main Crew

DIRECTOR
Ole Bornedal

WRITER
Ole Bornedal

PRODUCERS
Peter Bose & Jonas Allen

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Lone Korslund

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Jesper Tøffner, DFF

PRODUCTION DESIGNER
Rasmus Thjellesen

COSTUME DESIGNER
Charlotte Moe

MAKEUP DESIGNER
Bjørg Serup

EDITOR
Anders Villadsen

SOUND DESIGNER
Nino Jacobsen

STILL PHOTOGRAPHER
Rolf Konow
Julie Vrabelová

THE COMPANY

Miso Film was founded in 2004 by the producer team Jonas Allen and Peter Bose, who started their collaboration on the Swedish thriller and crime series BECK and WALLANDER. The company is behind the successful Danish TV-series THOSE WHO KILL, DICTE and 1864. Miso Film is also located in Norway, where they have produced the film series VARG VEUM and the TV-series AQUITTED, and in Sweden, where  the company just finished the second season of MODUS, a TV-series based on Anne Holts crime novels. On the big screen Miso Film has featured with the Danish thriller success THE CANDIDATE as well as co-produced the Norwegian World War II resistance drama MAX MANUS. 
Furthermore, the company is behind the Danish comedy LONG STORY SHORT, the family films IQBAL FAROOQ based on Manu Sareen’s childrens books and latest Ole Bornedal’s dark comedy SMALL TOWN KILLERS. The company is currently editing the first season of Scandinavia’s first original Netflix series THE RAIN as well as finishing Bornedal’s next feature film about the popular Danish singer and musician John Mogensen. Additionally, the company is finishing Christoffer Boe’s mini TV-series WARRIOR, which is set to premiere on TV 2 in the fall of 2018.

PEOPLE

LOCATIONS

  • COPENHAGEN
  • STOCKHOLM
  • OSLO