Danish Movie Release Schedule 2020

A Perfectly Normal Family | En helt almindelig familie
Director: Malou Reymann. Starring: Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Jessica Dinnage, Hadewych Minis
Premieres 20th February 2020
Emma has a perfectly normal family life until one day it turns out that her dad, Thomas, is transgender. As Thomas becomes Agnete, both father and daughter struggle to hold on to what they had while accepting that everything has changed.


The Deer House | Hjortehuset
Director: Kasper Juhl. Starring: Kasper Juhl, Mie Gren, Frederik Carlsen
Premieres 2nd March 2020
A group of filmmakers realise that their surroundings are way more horrifying than the horror film that they are trying to write.


The Day We Died | Krudttønden
Director: Ole Christian Madsen. Starring: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jakob Oftebro, Sonja Richter
Premieres 5th March 2020
In an icy cold Europe, people are slowly moving on after the shocking terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo. In Copenhagen, newly released criminal Omar has his own agenda. Meanwhile, a filmmaker, a Jewish security guard and a worn-out soldier are unaware of their common destiny. All too late they find that life changes in an instant, leaving only one of them to tell the story about the attack that forever changed the country.


Wildland | Kød & Blod
Director: Jeanette Nordahl. Starring: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Elliott Crosset Hove, Carla Philip Røder
Premieres 12th March 2020
Ida moves in with her aunt and cousins after the tragic death of her mother in a car accident. She initially finds comfort in her new home, which is filled with physical tenderness and a strong sense of unity, but is troubled by her family’s history of violence and crime.


The Exception | Undtagelsen
Director: Jesper W. Nielsen. Starring: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Danica Curcic, Magnus Krepper
Premieres 30th April 2020
The film follows four women working in a Copenhagen-based NGO that specialises in genocide and crimes against humanity. When the women begin receiving death threats, they first suspect a Serbian war criminal, but as tensions mount among them, they start suspecting and turning against each other instead.


Hypnotisøren
Director: Laurits Munch-Petersen. Starring: Pernille Andersen, Tobias Hamann
Premieres 17th June 2020
Drama inspired by the story of Danish hypnotist Tobias Hamann.


The Good Traitor | Vores mand i Amerika
Director: Christina Rosendahl. Starring: Ulrich Thomsen, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Zoë Tapper
Premieres 18th June 2020
In 1939, Henrik Kauffmann is serving as the Danish Ambassador in Washington. When German troops invade and occupy Denmark, Kauffman declares himself to be the only true representative of a free Denmark in opposition to the Nazis. Kauffmann must gamble his legacy, his family and the trust of his nation to fight the Nazi occupation.


Erna At War | Erna i krig
Director: Henrik Ruben Genz. Starring: Trine Dyrholm, Ulrich Thomsen, Anders W. Berthelsen
Premieres 17th September 2020
It’s the summer of 1918, and WW1 is shattering Europe. A group of soldiers arrive at Erna’s house to enlist her 17-year-old son Kalle to the German army. Erna, being certain that Kalle is not fit for war, realises that if he is to be saved from certain death in the trenches, she must follow him. She cuts her hair and swaps identity with a deserting soldier and goes to war.


Shorta
Directors: Frederik Louis Hviid & Anders Ølholm. Starring: Jacob Lohmann, Simon Sears, Tarek Zayat
Premieres 20th October 2020
Exactly what happened to 19-year-old Talib Ben Hassi while in police custody is unclear. Police officers Jens and Mike are on routine patrol in the local ghetto when news of Talib’s death comes in over the radio, igniting uncontrollable, pent-up rage in the ghetto’s youth wanting revenge. Suddenly the two officers find themselves fair game and must fight tooth and nail to find a way out.


Lille sommerfugl
Director: Søren Kragh-Jacobsen. Starring: Jesper Christensen, Mia Lyhne, Peder Thomas Pedersen
Premieres 5th November 2020
Stubborn pig farmer Ernst and his wife Louise celebrate their golden wedding anniversary in the local assembly hall. During the long and festive party, truths emerge and the family is put to the ultimate test as Ernst has the biggest secret of them all.


Persona Non Grata | Hvor kragerne vender
Director: Lisa Jespersen. Starring: Rosalinde Mynster, Bodil Jørgensen, Adam Ild Rohweder
Premieres 26th November 2020
Laura has distanced herself from her family in the country to settle in Copenhagen as an author and to live the artistic bohemian life she has always dreamed of. But when she reluctantly goes back home for her brother’s wedding, she realises that he is about to marry her childhood enemy, Catrine. Laura then discovers that Catrine has taken over her place in the family, and she wants it back.


Shadows In My Eyes | Skyggen i mit øje
Director: Ole Bornedal. Starring: Alex Høgh Andersen, Danica Curcic, Caspar Phillipson
Premieres 10th December 2020
On March 21st, 1945, the British Royal Air Force set out on a mission to bomb Gestapo’s headquarters in Copenhagen. However, the raid had fatal consequences as some of the bombers accidentally targeted a school and more than 120 people were killed, 86 of whom where children.


Riders Of Justice | Retfærdighedens ryttere
Director: Anders Thomas Jensen. Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Gustav Lindh, Nikolaj Lie Kaas
Premieres 25th December 2020
Military man Markus returns home to his teenage daughter, Mathilde, when his wife dies in a tragic train accident. Then, maths geek Otto shows up and reveals that he was also a passenger on the wrecked train. Otto is convinced that this was no accident and, as the evidence mounts up, it becomes clear to Markus that his wife might have been collateral damage in a carefully orchestrated assassination.