Grisen The Pig

Grisen, The Pig, is a short film from Denmark exploring religious tolerance, one of the five nominations for Best Short Film (Live) at the 2009 Academy Awards. The 22 minute film is based on a short story by Norwegian author Lars Saabye Christensen. A hospital patient, has a conflict with the family of his Muslim roommate about a picture of a pig.

Asbjorn in Grisen

Asbjørn Jensen (Henning Moritzen), has become attached to a picture of a smiling pig. As he waits to find out whether or not he has cancer, he comes to see the pig as his guardian angel. The family of his room mate Hammid (Farshad Kholghi), finds the picture offensive, and requests that it be removed from the room because of their religious beliefs.


Filming was shot by director Dorte Høgh with director of photography Mette Lindberg, producers Tivi Magnusson, Johanne Stryhn Hørby and Christian Potalivo at M&M Productions. Editor was Henrik Vincent Thiesen. Script was written by Dorte Høgh with Anders August.

Music was composed by Bent Fabricius Bjerre.

Cast are Henning Moritzen, Trine Pallesen, Farshad Kholghi, Jesper Asholt, Camilla Søeberg.