30.09. - 09.10.2021

The Candidate Denmark 2008 | 94 min | OV | Colour | FF 2009

Kasper Barfoed

Kasper Barfoed, born in 1972, director. His work includes“My Sister’s Kids in Egypt” (2004) and the popular Knights Templar series’ first instalment “The Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar” (2006). “The Candidate” is his third feature film.

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The solicitor Jonas Bechmann (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) is an achiever. But over night he turns into a murderer. Or so he believes when he discovers his one-night-stand dead beside him and flees the hotel room in desperation. A video depicts him committing the crime, but then he sees the girl alive in the street. Jonas is caught in a net of surmise, lies and blackmail, where nothing is as it seems. The trail leads to his father, a solicitor who died under mysterious circumstances two years back.
Original title: Kandidaten
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Danish
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Kasper Barfoed
Screenplay: Stefan Jaworski
Cast: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Ulf Pilgaard, Tuva Novotny, Laura Christensen
Producer: Jonas Allen, Peter Bose
Director of Photography: Manuel Alberto Claro
Music: Jeppe Kaas
Production Design: Nikolaj Danielsen, Sputnik
Editor: Peter Brandt, Adam Nielsen
Sound: 0
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Format: 35 mm
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Production: Miso Film ApS


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