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WILDLAND

Opens Friday, August 20

DIRECTED BY JEANETTE NORDAHL

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“An insidiously horrible and thrilling Scandi noir” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian. WILDLAND stars Sidse Babett Knudsen as kindly aunt Bodil (a 180-degree reversal from her role as the morally impeccable Danish Prime Minister in the TV series Borgen), who provides a home for her orphaned teenage niece (Sandra Guldberg Kampp). Knudsen plays the grande dame of a coldblooded crime family, her boys “three variously unhinged male thugs” (Variety) who specialize in debt collection. Kampp is riveting as an emotionally fragile, grieving young woman who is grateful to her new relations but conflicted about their enterprise. “Kampp…has something of the young Scarlett Johansson about her,” facing off with Knudsen as “the smilingly ruthless den mother… exuding equal parts soccer mom and brothel madam energy.” – Guy Lodge, Variety

2020    88 MINS.    DENMARK    IN DANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES    FILM MOVEMENT

Reviews

“Partners Denmark’s leading actress Sidse Babett Knudsen with the country’s freshest talent, 17-year-old Sundra Guldberg Kampp: it is an intriguing dynamic which propels this female twist on Animal Kingdom, directed by another notable newcomer, Jeanette Nordahl. There is enough added nuance to fascinate - something that is further enhanced by a clear directing voice drawing strong work from all departments. (WILDLAND is) destined to impress. Nordahl eschews obvious choices… she draws strong performances from all of her leads… emphasized by a score as insidious as the damage Bodil has inflicted on all those who have the misfortune to surround her.”
– Fionnuala Halligan, Screen Daily

“A brooding Danish thriller… (that) packs a subtly powerful punch. Like any dysfunctional crime family, (it’s) a mix of tenderness and cruelty, and Nordahl does a great job showing how Bobil can’t help being conflicted as both a mob boss and a mother… Nordahl and talented DP David Gallego (EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT) do a good job staging the handful of  action scenes with stark and brutal intensity.”
– Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

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