See Søren Malling in the new Danish film WORD OF GOD

The first trailer has been released for the upcoming Danish film God Taler Ud (Word of God in English).

Based on the best-selling autobiography by Jens Blendstrup, the film is set in the 1980s and follows Jens (Søren Malling) and his brothers. Together they live in a single-family house in Risskov, a suburb of Aarhus, Denmark. Here, the family’s patriarch psychologist and self-appointed God – Uffe – rules the roost in his dressing gown and underwear. Changes threaten the peace when Uffe decides to write his memoirs. The family home is suddenly filled to the rafters with Uffe’s loyal patients, who both provide Uffe with moral support – and drunken companionship. As insurrection smoulders on the part of his three sons, maternal Gerd Lillian does all she can to keep the family together. But for Jens, Thomas and Mikkel to break free of their father’s tyrannical rule and grow up will require a final, inevitable showdown with ‘God’.

Malling’s character in the film seems not too dissimilar from his latest film, The Man. You can read our interview with Malling here.

Word of God is directed by Henrik Ruben Genz, produced by Toolbox Film, and stars Søren Malling, Marie Askehave, Maria Erwolter, Mads Riisom and Lisa Nilsson. The Danish release date is the 21st of September 2017, and no international release has been confirmed.

You can watch the trailer (no English subs) below:

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.