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Danish film ‘Cutterhead’ gets picked up around the world

The Danish suspense thriller Cutterhead has been sold to various territories around the world thanks to distributor LevelK, the Nordisk Film and TV Fond reports. 

Directed by Rasmus Kloster Bro, Cutterhead follows Rie, a PR-coordinator visiting a tunnel boring machine to portray European cooperation in the Copenhagen Metro construction. An accident occurs and Rie is unable to escape, so she takes refuge in an airlock with Croatian miner Ivo and Eritrean worker Bharan. They help one another out in order to survive the heat, pressure and mud. Cutterhead stars Christine Sønderris, Samson Semere and Krešimir Mikić. The film was produced by Amalie Lyngbo Quist for Beo Starling, with support from the New Danish Screen, a funding initiative for first-time filmmakers. Previous recipients include The Guilty, Parents, and The Charmer.

Cutterhead will screen at CPH:PIX and the Busan Film Festival over the next month. It has been sold to Portugal, China, and Japan. 

You can watch the trailer for Cutterhead below. 

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.