Speed Walking

Speed Walking
Directed by Niels Arden Oplev
Produced by Thomas Heinesen
Written by Bo hr. Hansen
Based on Kapgang
by Morten Kirkskov [1][2]
Starring Anders W. Berthelsen
Sidse Babett Knudsen
Pilou Asbæk
Villads Bøye
Music by Jacob Groth
Cinematography Rasmus Videbæk
Edited by Anne Østerud
Distributed by Nordisk Film
Release dates
  • August 28, 2014 (2014-08-28)[2]
Running time
108 minutes
Country Denmark
Language Danish

Speed Walking (Danish: Kapgang) is a 2014 Danish drama film directed by Niels Arden Oplev.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7] It is based on a novel of the same name by Morten Kirkskov.[8]


In 1976 in provincial Denmark, 14-year-old Martin (Villads Bøye) is about to be confirmed when his mother dies of cancer. The weeks leading up to his confirmation are difficult and turbulent, as Martin's father and older brother are distraught and Martin must try to keep the family together. In addition, he must dealing with his feelings for Kristine (Kraka Donslund Nielsen).



  1. 1 2 "Niels Arden Oplev instruerer filmatiseringen af Morten Kirkskovs anmelderroste debutroman, Kapgang". nordiskfilm.com (in Danish). 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-15.
  2. 1 2 3 "Kapgang". nordicfilmandtvfund.com. 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-15.
  3. "KAPGANG åbner Biografklub Danmark". nordisk film (in Danish). 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-15.
  4. "Kapgang". Det Danske Filminstitut / Danish Filminstitute (in Danish). 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-15.
  5. "Trailer til KAPGANG ude nu". nordiskfilm.com (in Danish). 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-15.
  6. "Trailer for 'Speed Walking' (Kapgang)". CINEMA SCANDINAVIA (in Danish). Aug 6, 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-15.
  7. "CANNES ISSUE 2014 Racewalking". Danish Filminstitute. 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-19.
  8. "KAPGANG åbner Biografklub Danmark". nordisk film (in Danish). 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  9. "Nu skal Sidse Babett gå Kapgang". BT - Berlingske Media (in Danish). 23 July 2013. Retrieved 2014-08-15.
  10. "New film to tackle ugly past". The Copenhagen Post. November 29, 2012. Retrieved 2014-08-15.
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