A positive work, full of atmosphere, portraiting poet Søren Ulrik Thomsen. This film is the result of the fructuous meeting between two twin souls, the director and the literate. Both of them know well human nature and how to narrate it. They welcome the audience inside their own world of images, rhythms and words. Leth paints his picture escorted by the musical accompaniment of soft and melancholic jazz. It is a picture not only of the poet’s mind, but also of the sensibility of the man.

Produced by

Bech Film ApS

in coproduction with Det Danske Filminstitut, DR TV



Søren Ulrik Thomsen


Screenplay: Jørgen Leth

Cinematography: Dan Holmberg

Sound: Niels Arnt Torp

Music: Krzysztof Komeda (Tomasz Stanko Septet), Randall Meyers

Editing: Camilla Skousen

Technical data

Original title: Jeg er levende – Søren Ulrik Thomsen, digter

Year: 1999

Running time: 40 min

Country: Denmark

Language: Danish

Format: b/w, 35mm

Italian Distribution

Vivo film