Sofie Gråbøl to star in new Danish crime film

The Danish actor Sofie Gråbøl, who is most famous for her leading role in the Danish crime series The Killing, is set to star in a new crime film based on a well-known novel.

The film, which is called Resin (or Harpiks in Danish), is based on Danish author Ane Riel’s best-selling crime novel of the same name. The story is about 13-year-old Liv, who lives an isolated life on a small island with her family, cut off from civilisation. They are one with nature, but under the surface decay lurks as the outside world moves in closer. As the safe haven collapses, Liv discovers a whole new world. It is described as a ‘psycho-thriller’. 

Peter Plaugborg (Submarino), Ghita Nørby (Silent Heart), Amanda Collin (A Horrible Woman) and Vivelill Søgaard Holm make up the remainder of the cast. New Zealand-born Daniel Borgman, best known for The Weight of Elephants, is directing.

Filming has started on Funen in Denmark with the premiere set for early 2020. Zentropa is producing.

Source: Nordisk Film og TV Fond

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.