Leading female cast announced for new Danish movie ‘The Exception’

All all-star female cast has been announced for the new Danish thriller movie The Exception (Undtagelsen in Danish).

The film follows four women who work for a small non-profit NGO in Copenhagen that specialises in genocide and crimes against humanity. When two of them receive death threats, their suspicion quickly turns to a Serbian war criminal, whom they have recently profiled. But as tensions mount amongst the women, they start suspecting and turning against each other.

The cast is made up of Sidse Babett Knudsen (Borgen), Danica Ćurčić (Darling), Lene Maria Christensen (The Legacy) and Amanda Collin (A Horrible Woman). Jesper W. Nielsen (The Day Will Come) is directing based on a script by Christian Torpe (Silent Heart). The script is based on the best-selling novel by Christian Jungersen.

The Exception is funded by the Danish Film Institute, DR, West Danish Film Fund, Creative Europe Media, and Nordisk Film & TV Fond. Filming will start on the 27th of August, with a local release date expected to be some time in autumn 2019.

The Danish sales agency LevelK has picked up the film for world sales.

Sources: Nordisk Film og TV Fond / Screen  

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.

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