Danish disaster movie ‘Fang Rung’ commences shooting in Copenhagen

The Danish disaster film Fang Rung has commenced principal photography in Copenhagen. The film is being directed by Max Kestner, who is known for his acclaimed documentaries Max by Chance (2004) & Dreams in Copenhagen (2009). This will be Kestner’s first feature film.

Fang Rung is about a world ravaged by ecological disaster. Set in the year 2095, the oceans have risen and all natural freshwater has disappeared. Copenhagen is one of the few cities to have to survived the flood, even though people live behind tall dams in tough environments. In the hunt for a solution, the Head of Intelligence Fang Rung has undergone molecular fission, and one part travels back to Copenhagen in 2015 on a secret mission to obtain a protein that can turn saltwater into freshwater.

“Fang Rung” is now being shot in Copenhagen, after which an extensive work in post production on special effects will transform the city into a future version of the capital under water.

Carsten Bjørnlund, who has received much acclaim for his role in the family drama series “The Lecacy,” plays Fang Rung and is joined on the cast by Swedish actress Sofia Helin (“The Bridge”), Marijana Jankovic (“Beast”), and Stina Ekblad (“The Shamer’s Daughter”), among others.

Dunja Gry Jensen has written the script, and Rasmus Videbæk is the film’s cinematographer, while Åsa Mossberg will be editing.

”Fang Rung” is produced by Birgitte Skov for SF Film Production with support from the Danish Film Institute. Global Screen is handling international sales.


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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.