This is a film about people who builds a bridge. A film about people who love a bridge. A film about people who hates it. A film about Danes and Swedes and the bridges between them. Quite simply: A film about people and their dreams.
The Öresund Bridge is one of the most significant construction projects in Scandinavian history. In this film by Fredrik Gertten and Lars Westman we see the bridge grow during the course of five intense years.
Above all the film is about some of the thousands of people who have worked on it, such as Stig: a crane-driver who longs to visit Rio and one morning meets Jill, who is opposed to the bridge and is at the top of his crane, chained to it.
Then there is Vagge, a concreter who keeps ringing home to his fiancee to ask how the dog is. We also meet Sven, the director of the company building the bridge, and witness his restrained joy as the bridge grows. There is also Janne, a single woman working in the tunnel factory, who is suddenly chosen to participate in a Danish television show: Expedition Robinson.
Title: Walking on water
Production year: 2000
Length: 80 min
Director: Fredrik Gertten, Lars Westman
Producers: Fredrik Gertten
Executive Producer: Thomas Stenderup
Editor: Nils Pagh Andersen
With support from: The Swedish Film Institute, the Danish Film Institute, Nordisk Film- & TV Fond, AVEK, MEDIA Programme of the European Union
Balticum fest, Bornholm, Sweden 2000
Lübeck Film Festival, Lübeck, Tyskland 2000
Wien Nordlichter 2001