Synopsis: Behind-the-scenes of Danish feature Dogme film "In Your Hands".
25 min


I only graduated

from seminary last year.

It's a long course.

Then Kristian phoned -

- to say he was ill, -

- was going on leave, and that

I should apply to stand in for him.

He's my former teacher.

A prison priest -

- has to help the prisoners

with the guilt they bear.

And to help them -

- to find absolution.

Yes, Anna.

He certainly recommends you.

He thinks you are extremely good.

Supportive, committed.

But it's not our usual practice.

What isn't?

Appoint newly qualified priests

for prison duty.

How about that film, then?

Or you could get some sleep

before you go to work.

My sister phoned.

She's pregnant again.

Yet again?

Did she pendulum herself

to see what sex it was?

Maybe she'll purge my aura or get

her shaman to cast his bones for me.

OK, Anna, OK!

You're horrid.

one transferee.

Kate Kristoffersen.

Now, behave yourself!

Ask them to retrain you as a nanny.

What's all this?

- Or another job with babies.

Cut it out.

That looks splendid, Kate.

If you hurry

you'll be in time for breakfast.

What do you want?

- A bowl.

They're over here.


- You're welcome.

What's your name?

- Kate.

What are you in for?

I'm Lizzie and I'm innocent, too.

None of us has done a thing.

You're Kate?

- Yes.

I know someone

who did time with you at Vestre.

I've heard things about her.

- You're worse gossips than my mum.

They said she detoxed in 24 hours

without even cold turkeying.


- It's impossible.

It takes a week of chucking up

and crapping all over yourself.

I'm sick of hearing

about junk. More coffee?

Yes, please.

Every time you see a door you'll

think of your keys...


- This is se. And Anna.

Kristian's stand-in.

I've put Kate Kristoffersen into 367.

Good luck!

- Thanks.

Have we got bad breath?

Good morning.

Good morning... this is Anna,

our new priest as of today.

Hi! If there's anything you want

to talk to me about, just come to me.

Or if there's anything

I can help you with.

Get ready, now!

Workshop in ten minutes!

Take it easy!

- Ten minutes!



I'd better get on with my work.

- Thanks for your help.

You're welcome.

She came in this morning, right?

- Because of pusher trouble.

What kind?

I suppose she got in their way.

This junk stuff makes me sick.

I've started getting letters.

"Hi, cunt. We're going to

cut you up. And your wife."

"And your little kids

...See you soon!"


- Upset them and they send you this.

Or they get their lovers to.

Great job, eh?


Are you about to pray or something?

- I wasn't, actually...

Because I've got to do the cleaning.

Hi, I'm Anna.


Are you sure

you understand this?

What do you mean?

"She is an ordained priest

and spiritual counsellor..."

Put it back!

Goodness me! "Her duty is to

dispense the Word of God -

- and to minister the holy

Sacraments in the Congregation..."

I don't understand a word of it.

I'm going to bed.


I can't concentrate.

That's OK.

Is something the matter?

The way they looked at me!

"Is that what

they mean by a priest?"

Come on! They're used to Kristian.

He looks like a good old-fashioned

priest with white hair and specs.

I so much want to preach on

something relevant to their lives.

"Preach"! I don't like the word.

You'll be a great priest, man.

You only say that

because you want sex.


He is really ill.


He's at a clinic in Germany.


- They say it'll take a miracle.

For him to recover.

It'll take a miracle

for me to recover, too.

The Devil created night shifts,

I can tell you.

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