30.09. - 09.10.2021

The Day Will Come Denmark 2016 | 119 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2016

Jesper W. Nielsen

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.

rated for 0 + years
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. 
Original title: Der Kommer En Dag
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Danish
Section: Eurovisuell
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Jesper W. Nielsen
Screenplay: Søren Sveistrup
Cast: Lars Mikkelsen, Sofie Gråbøl, Lars Ranthe, Sonja Richter, Harald Kaiser Hermann, Albert Rudbeck Lindhardt, Søren Sætter-Lassen, David Dencik
Producer: Sisse Graum Jørgensen, Peter Aalbæk Jensen, Louise Vesth
Director of Photography: Erik Zappon
Music: Sune Martin
Production Design:
Editor: Janus Billeskov Jansen, Morten Højbjerg
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
Printsource: Danish Film Institute
German Distributor:
World Sales: Nordisk Film Distribution
Production: Zentropa Entertainments3
Contact: Lizette Gram Mygind, Danish Film Institute:


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