Ole Christian Madsen will turn the Copenhagen terrorist attack into a movie

The Danish director Ole Christian Madsen is back with a new project, which will be inspired by the Copenhagen terrorist attack.

On the 14th and 15th of February 2015, two shootings occurred in Copenhagen by the same person. The first one was at the Krudttønden cafe and the second one was at Copenhagen’s main synagogue. The attacks left three dead: Danish documentary filmmaker Finn Nørgaard, Jewish night watchman Dan Uzan and the perpetrator himself.

Titled Notat, the movie will cover the 48-hour-period and following four main characters: the two victims, the attacker and a police officer. The story itself will be character-driven rather than having an actual plot.

Madsen is best known for his films Itsi Bitsi, Flame & Citron and SuperclasicoNotat has support of the Danish Film Institute and SF Studios. The cast has not been announced and filming will commence in January 2019.

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.