Cannes 2016: Ole Bornedal’s black comedy SMALL TIME KILLERS sold around the world

Photo by Per Arnesen
Photo by Per Arnesen

via Trustnordisk press release

TrustNordisk is excited to announce that Ole Bornedal’s new take on the black comedy genre, the upcoming SMALL TOWN KILLERS, has been sold to a number of territories during Cannes International Film Festival

The film has been sold to Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DCM), Poland (M2 Films), former Yugoslavia (Cinemania Group) and Hong Kong (Edko) with more territories currently in negotiation.

SMALL TOWN KILLERS is directed by the internationally acclaimed and award winning Ole Bornedal, the man behind Nightwatch (1994), I am Dina (2002) and the high profile TV-series 1864 (2014). The film stars Ulrich Thomsen (The Commune, 2016; In a Better World, 2010), Nicolas Bro (Nymphomaniac 2013; Across the Waters, 2016), Lene Maria Christensen (The Legacy, 2015; A Family, 2010) and Mia Lyhne (Clown the Movie, 2010; Borgen, 2013) in the leading roles.

The film tells the story of two tradesmen, Ib and Edward, who are tired of their lifeless marriages and dream of living the good life using the stash of money they have earned moonlighting for years. After a huge fight with their wives the two men get drunk and hire a Russian contract killer to do a hit on their spouses. But they have badly underestimated their wives, and this becomes the start of an absurd journey where Ib and Edward to their own horror end at the top of a kill list.

The film is produced by Jonas Allen and Peter Bose for Miso Film in co-production with 4Fiction and Nordisk Film, with support from the Danish Film Institute, DR and West Danish Film Fund.

Domestic distribution through Nordisk Film with expected release currently set for December 25th 2016.

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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.