Christoffer Boe To Direct The Purity Of Vengeance

In a press conference at Film i Väst in Cannes, Zentropa announced that Christoffer Boe (The Candidate) will direct The Purity Of Vengeance, its fourth and final film based on the Department Q series of books by Jussi Adler-Olsen. The story begins with a group of construction workers who make a terrifying discovery in an old Copenhagen apartment: behind a fake wall they find three mummified corpses sitting around a dinner table with one open seat. Detective Carl Mørck (Nikolaj Lie Kaas)

Cannes Winner Rams Set For Australian Remake

According to Variety, WestEnd Films has signed a co-production deal with Australia’s WBMC for an English-language remake of hit Icelandic movie Rams (Hrútar), which won the Un Certian Regard Prize at Cannes in 2015. In Rams, brothers Gummi and Kiddi live side by side tending to their sheep, not having spoken to each other in four decades. But when Kiddi’s sheep are struck by a lethal disease, the entire valley comes under threat as the authorities decide to cull all the

Aksel Hennie Secretly Filming Murders In The Congo

NRK reports that Aksel Hennie (Nobel) plays the lead in a movie being filmed in secret in South Africa about Joshua French, who was charged with killing Tjostolv Moland in a Congolese prison, where they were both on death row for espionage and the murder of their hired driver. Joshua French is a former soldier who worked with Tjostolv Moland in Africa as a private security contractor. In 2009 they were convicted of murdering their hired driver in the Congo, who

Vinterberg Begins Filming Kursk Submarine Thriller

Filming has begun on Thomas Vinterberg's (The Commune) new thriller Kursk, written by Robert Rodat (Saving Private Ryan) and based on the novel "A Time to Die: The Untold Story of the Kursk Tragedy" by Robert Moore. Kursk is inspired by the unforgettable true story of the K-141 KURSK, a Russian flagship nuclear-powered submarine that sank to the bottom of the Barents Sea in August 2000. As 23 sailors fought for survival aboard the disabled sub, their families desperately battled bureaucratic obstacles

Egil Håskjold Larsen Honoured At HotDocs 2017

On Friday, Norwegian director Egil Håskjold Larsen was presented with the Emerging International Filmmaker Award at HotDocs 2017 for 69 Minutes of 86 Days, which follows a three year old girl and her family's journey from a Greek detention centre to Sweden. On a path littered with lifejackets, in the middle of a crowd of people on the run, a 3-year-old girl slowly emerges. Full of a child’s energy and curiosity, she takes in her surroundings between hundreds of adult trouser