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 and most known for the Danish TV-series THOSE WHO KILL, three seasons of TV 2’s DICTE, Ole Bornedal’s war epic 1864 and latest Christoffer Boe’s highly acclaimed WARRIOR and the popular Viaplay original DARKNESS – THOSE WHO KILL, a reboot of the successful series. Miso Film is also located in Norway, where they have produced the film series VARG VEUM as well as the TV-series AQUITTED, and two seasons of MODUS in Sweden, a TV-series based on Anne Holts crime novels.
 On the big screen Miso Film has featured with the 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 comedies LONG STORY SHORT and HEAVY LOAD, the family film franchise IQBAL FAROOQ based on Manu Sareen’s childrens books and latest Ole Bornedal’s box-office hits SMALL TOWN KILLERS and THE WAY TO MANDALAY. The company is behind Scandinavia’s first original Netflix series THE RAIN and is currently producing the second season of the popular young adult series. Additionally, the company is finishing Christoffer Boe’s highly anticipated crime series FACE TO FACE, which is set to premiere on Viaplay in the fall of 2019. 

PEOPLE

LOCATIONS

  • COPENHAGEN
  • STOCKHOLM
  • OSLO