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The Day Will Come

OT: Der Kommer En Dag

Jesper W. Nielsen // Denmark, 2016
Fiction Feature // FF2016
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In 1967, a new youth culture begins to emerge in Europe. In a working-class district of Copenhagen, the brothers Elmer and Erik are separated from their sick mother and put in a home. Here, time has stood still. Director Heck leads a rigorous regime with the aim of breaking the will of his young inmates by any means necessary. The brothers try to remain under the despot’s radar, but Elmer, with his club foot and dreams of being an astronaut, keeps getting into trouble. Soon, the brothers realize that they can only help themselves – and start a revolt, armed only with their imagination and what’s left of their hopes and dreams. This intense drama with Lars Mikkelsen in the role of the home director is based on a true story and started a debate in Denmark about the care home system.


Jesper W. Nielsen (*1962) became known in 2009 in Germany through the TV series Der Pakt. The Day Will Come is his first feature film for eight years.



Der Kommer En Dag

Fiction Feature





119 min

OV with English subtitles

Jesper W. Nielsen

Søren Sveistrup

Lars Mikkelsen, Sofie Gråbøl, Lars Ranthe, Sonja Richter, Harald Kaiser Hermann, Albert Rudbeck Lindhardt, Søren Sætter-Lassen, David Dencik

Sisse Graum Jørgensen, Peter Aalbæk Jensen, Louise Vesth

Erik Zappon

Janus Billeskov Jansen, Morten Højbjerg

Sune Martin

Nordisk Film Distribution

Zentropa Entertainments3

Lizette Gram Mygind, Danish Film Institute: lizetteg@dfi.dk

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