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An intense psychological thriller featuring four great Danish actresses: Danica Curcic (ScandiFF19 Out Stealing Horses, ScandiFF19 Department Q: The Absent One), Amanda Collin (ScandiFF19 Department Q: A Conspiracy of Faith), Sidse Babett Knudsen (Borgen, also in this year’s Wildland) and Lene Maria Christensen (The Legacy). The Exception sees suspicion, fear and distrust contaminate professional and personal relationships.
Researcher Iben, her best friend Malene, librarian Anne-Lise and team administrator Camilla work together in a not-for-profit NGO in Copenhagen that specialises in genocide and crimes against humanity. When Iben and Malene each receive anonymous death threats, they initially suspect a Serbian war criminal whom they have recently publicly profiled. However, when a case of bullying in the office escalates, their suspicions start turning on each other and they begin to suspect that the sender is someone much closer to home.
Based upon the best-selling novel by Christian Jungersen, in this slick adaptation from Jesper W. Nielsen fuelled by strong performances and suspense, four brilliant actresses reveal the emotional abysses of not only of those who bully, but also of their victims.
WINNER – Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2020 – Valhalla Award
NOMINEE – Bodil Awards 2021 – Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress
NOMINEE – Danish Film Awards 2021 – Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress
"Four great Danish actresses join forces in this intensely atmospheric psychological thriller steeped in stylish cinematography."
Tuesday 6th July
Sidse Babett Knudsen, Amanda Collin, Danica Curcic, Lena Maria Christensen
Jesper W. Nielsen
Danish with English subtitles
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