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Denmark
Original title:
Danmark
Slovenian title:
Danska
Section:
PANORAMA
Country, year:
Denmark, 2017
Length:
90
Directed by:
Kasper Rune Larsen
Screenplay:
Kasper Rune Larsen
Cinematography:
Lill Claus Hagedorn
Music:
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Subtitles:
English, slovenian
Language:
Danish
Voting code:
I
Cast:
Frederikke Dahl Hansen (Josephine), Jonas Lindegaard Jacobsen (Norge), Jacob Skyggebjerg (Myre), Jens Kristian (Mads), Marta Holm Peschcke-Kředt (Anna), Kristian Ravnsbćk Moltesen (Kristian), Lasse Meyer Mortensen (Lasse), Mads Peter Helbo (Mads), Dan Gade (oce), Maibritt Gade (mati), Mike Cristiansen (sin), Anja Bjerregaard (hci)
Awards:
Berlinale 2018 - Generation 14plus (Best Film), Milano/Milan 2018 (Best Feature Film)

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Description:
Without judgement and with respectful proximity, Kasper Rune Larsen's debut film paints a realistic portrait of young people and the complex multiplicity of their realities.
Norge and his friends live in the moment: drinking, smoking and partying; always with something to talk about. When 16-year-old Josephine tells Norge that she is pregnant, there is only brief moment of silence. As they grow tentatively closer, the two young people start to develop feelings which challenge their previously held views of life and of themselves - although 'love' is not necessarily a word they would think to use. In the hope that Norge can help her get an abortion, she refrains from telling him the truth: that she was already pregnant before they met. Norge falls in love with Josefine and maybe even in the prospect of a different - and meaningful - life as a father, which makes it only harder for Josefine to tell him the truth.

"Denmark is a film about losing your youth to the romantic illusion of endless women and drinking. It's a biopic about my own growing up in suburban Denmark. A conformist paradise depraved of creativity and diversity. Either you are with us, or you are against us." (Kasper Rune Larsen)