The Rebuilding of Rønne and Nexø

Rønne og Nexøs genopbygning
(Poul Bang, DK, 1954)

In the first days after the Liberation in May 1945, two Danish towns, Rønne and Nexø, were bombed by Russian planes, when the German commander of the island of Bornholm in the Baltic refused to surrender. Large sections of the two towns were destroyed and a big reconstruction effort was immediately mounted with the aid of the Danish state. Sweden lent a hand, donating a large number of prefab wooden houses. The moment was seized to lay out more practical town plans, while the reconstruction strove to preserve the style of the original houses, so as not to change the distinctive character of the two towns.


Production company Saga Studio og Nordisk Film for Dansk Kulturfilm
Distributor  Statens Filmcentral

Directed by

Poul Bang  Director 

Screenplay

Carl Th. Dreyer  Screenwriter 

Cinematography by

Annelise Reenberg Camera Operator 

Others

Willy Hansen  Expert - architect
Johannes Væth Expert - engineer

Speak

Poul Jørgensen Speaker

Director 
Poul Bang

Release 
1954

Country
Denmark

Other titles 
Rønne og Nexøs genopbygning (DK - original title)

Category 
Documentary

Running time 
24 min.

Technical data 
35 mm - 1,37:1 - b/w - sound