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Front cover of the Danish DVD
Directed by Bodil Ipsen
Written by Sven Rindom
Karl Schlüter (play)
Produced by Aage Stentoft
Henning Karmark
Starring Illona Wieselmann
Ebbe Rode
Johannes Meyer
Ib Schønberg
Cinematography Rundolf Frederiksen
Alf Schnéevoigt
Edited by Marie Ejlersen
Music by Sven Gyldmark
Peter Deutsch
Distributed by ASA Film
Release date
  • 1942 (1942)
Running time
106 minutes
Language Danish

Afsporet (English: Derailed) is a 1942 Danish erotic thriller drama film directed by Bodil Ipsen and Lau Lauritzen Jr. Starring Ebbe Rode and Illona Wieselmann, the psychological drama revolves around the intense erotic relationship between a wealthy married woman suffering from amnesia and a paroled petty thief entangled with organized crime. Afsporet was Ipsen's directorial debut and is considered the first true Danish film noir. [1]



Poul Reumert Professor Bøgh
Illona Wieselmann Esther Berthelsen
Ebbe Rode Janus Jensen
Johannes Meyer Organisten 'Bessefar'
Ib Schønberg Jammerherren
Tove Grandjean Jenny 'Bælam' Sørensen
Sigrid Horne-Rasmussen Lotte Cloc
Lise Thomsen Misse Lillebil
Sigurd Langberg Detective Lønberg
Jørn Jeppesen Detective
Bjarne Forchhammer Erik Berthelsen
Eigil Reimers Mogens Berner
Jeanne Darville Mrs. Berner
Preben Lerdorff Rye Willy Hansen
Aage Winther-Jørgensen Policeman

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  1. Jørholt, Eva (2001). Peter Schepelern (ed.). 100 Års Dansk Film. Rosinante. p. 131. ISBN   9788762101579.