Lars Mikkelsen and Sofie Gråbøl to star in new Danish drama

Sofie Grabol

Zentropa has released a press release this morning announcing that Nordic Noir favourites Lars Mikkelsen and Sofie Gråbøl will be starring in a new Danish drama called There Comes a Day, which will be directed by Jesper W. Nielsen (known for Okay, Manden bag døren Store planner), and written by Søren Sveistrup (known for international fan favourite The KillingThere Comes a Day (Der kommer en dag) is a ‘David vs. Goliath’ style history. The film will commence shooting at Funen last week and is excepted to wrap up in May.

Read the full press release here

You can also find production info here


The year is 1967. A new youth culture is on the way. The space race is at its highest and the dream of liberation/freedom wins over all else. At Norrebro they’ re separating two inseparable brothers, Elmer at 10, and Erik at 13, from their own mom and brought to foster car Gudbjer, where time stands still. The principal has his own philosophies and rules. Here unruly boys will become obedient citizens of society at any cost. From the very first day the brothers realize that they’ve lost their freedom, and a daily struggle for survival commences. The boys try to live under the radar, but Elmers lively astronaut dreams and clubbed feet gets him in constant problems. As time passes and their strength threatens to give up, the brothers realize they’re on their own and an upset slowly takes shape. Armed with ELmers imagination and Eriks courage, a battle emerges to get away from Gudbjerg and rise up against the principal and his life threatening power tyranny.


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.