Cannes 2016: Asger Leth to direct Martin Zandvliet written WHITE DOG

Land of Mine (2015)
Land of Mine (2015)

Asger Leth, who directed Man on a Ledge, is set to direct White Dog, a tense drama with an undercurrent of political comment that is written by Martin Zandvliet, who wrote/directed Land of Mine. The film will be produced by Mikael Rieks, who also produced Land of Mine, for Nordisk Film. The project was announced at the Cannes Film Festival and will be shot in Pitsburgh, USA.

White Dog is set in a post 9/11 society where bigotry and racism is becoming mainstream. It follows two skinhead brothers at a point in their lives where their paths are pointed in different directions. Their world is ruled by a dog-eat-dog logic of white supremacy urban gangbangers. White Dog is a study in power where loyalty, guilt and revenge lead to an unwavering and definitive outcome.


Land of Mine won multiple awards around the world, most recently at the Beijing International Film Festival. The film has also been announced as part of the official competition of the Sydney Film Festival. Zandvliet is currently in pre-production for his English-language debut The Outsider, which stars Jared Leto.


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.