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8 items from 2015


Moland to replace Arcel on next 'Department Q'

22 March 2015 11:27 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Norwegian director takes the reins on A Conspiracy of Faith.

Veteran director Hans Petter Moland is take over Denmark’s third Department Q thriller, A Conspiracy of Faith (Flaskepost fra P), from Danish director Nikolaj Arcel.

Arcel, best known for directing A Royal Affair, wrote three scripts based on Jussi Adler Olsen’s Department Q novels.

The first two - The Keeper of Lost Causes (Kvinden i buret) and The Absent One (Fasandræberne) - were directed by Mikkel Nørgaard and proved major hits in Denmark in 2013 and 2014.

But although Arcel was due to step in to make the third part in Zentropa Entertainment’s franchise, Moland has taken his plance. Arcel has recently been working on numerous projects in the Us.

Danish producer and Zentropa ceo Peter Aalbæk Jensen told ScreenDaily: “He [Arcel] will still be busy in the States, when we start filming in May.”

Speaking of Moland, Jensen added: “I had seen his latest feature, In Order »

- jornrossing@aol.com (Jorn Rossing Jensen)

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Wild Bunch launches e-Cinéma with Department Q

18 March 2015 5:32 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Digital distribution operation inspired by innovative models of Us distributors Radius, A24 and IFC to go live next week. 

Wild Bunch is set to officially kick off its new digital distribution operation e-Cinéma next week with the first film in Danish Mikkel Norgaard’s hit thriller Department Q franchise, The Keeper of Lost Causes.

The thriller, which topped the Danish box office at the end of 2013, will be released in France under new initiative on March 27.

Wild Bunch said the film would be available for download on a variety of VOD platforms including its own FilmoTV as well as Club Video Sfr, Google Play, iTunes, MyTF1VOD, Orange, Pluzz Vad, Videofutur and Wuaki.TV.

“The film is available on all the digital service providers — Bouygues, Free, Numéricable, Orange and Sfr – as well as most the Ott operators. It will be available in more than 80% of French households,” said Wild Bunch in a statement.

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Exclusive UK Poster For Child 44

12 February 2015 1:30 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Tom Hardy. Gary Oldman. Noomi Rapace. A tale of Soviet intrigue. We know a lot of you have been looking forward to Child 44, so we’re happy to be offering a first look at the new UK poster for the movie, in one-sheet and quad flavours, because choice is good. Adapted from the first of a book trilogy by Tom Rob Smith, Child 44 finds Soviet police officer Hardy investigating a serial killer who is targeting children. But as he digs deeper into the case, his own government begins to suspect him of treason when a colleague frames him. Rapace is playing his conflicted wife and Oldman is the chief of police eventually assigned to investigate Hardy. Safe House director Daniel Espinosa is behind this one, working up a tale of paranoia, treachery and crime that is loosely based on real events. With Richard Price handling script chores and Joel Kinnaman, »

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Lars von Trier speaks at Danish Robert awards

2 February 2015 6:32 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Controversial director makes rare appearance and speeches at Danish film awards.

Lars von Trier has once more broken his “vow of silence” to accept an armful of prizes at Denmark’s Robert awards.

The controversial Danish filmmaker’s Nymphomaniac: Director’s Cut scooped eight trophies including best feature and best director at the Danish Film Academy’s awards last night (Feb 1) – and von Trier was in attendance at the ceremony for the first time.

Accepting the Robert for best feature, von Trier said: “From Peter Aalbæk Jensen (his producing partner at Zentropa Entertainments), I know that some of the Robert awards are won by five votes, so I would like to thank those five persons in the auditorium. Thank you very much.”

The director of Antichrist and Dancer in the Dark has rarely spoken in public after being expelled from the Cannes Film Festival in 2011, where he brought Melancholia, after publicly joking that he was a Nazi »

- jornrossing@aol.com (Jorn Rossing Jensen) michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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First Poster: Tom Hardy In "Child 44"

20 January 2015 8:05 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

One of the more intriguing sounding of the pre-Summer films this year is Daniel Espinosa's "Child 44," the film adaptation of the first book in Tom Rob Smith's acclaimed trilogy which is set in Stalinist-era Russia.

Tom Hardy plays a Soviet police officer investigating a serial killer who is targeting children. But as he digs deeper into the case, his own government begins to suspect him of treason when a colleague frames him. Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Charles Dance, Vincent Cassell, Tara Fitzgerald, Paddy Considine and Fares Fares also star in the film with the trailer due out shortly.

Today though, the first one-sheet for the film has been released through Hitfix and you can check it out below. The movie hits cinemas on April 17th:

Source: Hitfix »

- Garth Franklin

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First Poster For Child 44

20 January 2015 11:49 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Child 44 looks like it will promise moody drama and solid turns from such respected acting types as Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace and Tom Hardy. We’d put good money on the first trailer making its way online soon, especially since the poster for the film has arrived via Hitfix. Adapted from the first of a book trilogy by Tom Rob Smith, Child 44 finds Soviet police officer Hardy investigating a serial killer who is targeting children. But as he digs deeper into the case, his own government begins to suspect him of treason when a colleague frames him. Rapace is playing his conflicted wife and Gary Oldman is the chief of police eventually assigned to who investigate Hardy.Safe House director Daniel Espinosa is behind this one, working up a tale of paranoia, treachery and crime that is loosely based on real events. With Richard Price handling script chores and Joel Kinnaman, »

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'Tyrant' Season 1 DVD Preview with Ashraf Barhom | Exclusive

15 January 2015 4:05 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Jamal (Ashraf Barhom) seeks the help of Ziad (Amir Boutrous) in finding the traitors trying to overthrow him in our exclusive clip from Tyrant: The Complete First Season, which is currently available on DVD from Fox Home Entertainment. We reported in September that FX has renewed Tyrant for Season 2, with the 13-episode season slated to debut sometime this summer. If you haven't caught up with this riveting drama from the producers of Homeland quite yet, you have plenty of time to watch Season 1 on DVD before the new episodes debut.

The series centers on Barry Al-Fayeed (Adam Rayner), whose western views are pitted against his brother Jamal's wife, Leila (Moran Atias), who wants her husband to rule with an iron fist. As a national political crisis threatens to explode, Barry finds himself torn between the seductive lure of absolute power and sympathy for his country's courageous freedom fighters. Jennifer Finnigan, »

- MovieWeb

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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2015: #71. Thomas Vinterberg’s The Commune

6 January 2015 8:15 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

The Commune

Director: Thomas Vinterberg // Writer: Tobias Lindholm, Thomas Vinterberg

After the payoff of the successful reception of 2012’s The Hunt, looks like we’re going to get a double dose of Dane Thomas Vinterberg this year. With his adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd pushed back (here’s hoping he can enliven the material a bit more rousingly than Schlesinger’s famed version), Vinterberg has already begun production on different kind of period piece, the 1970s set The Commune. Co-written by fellow Dane Tobias Lindholm (who is also working on his own new feature we hope to see next year), who also worked with Vinterberg on Submarino and The Hunt, the exciting cast is headlined by notables Ulrich Thomsen (The Celebration), Trine Dyrholm, and Fares Fares. Based on some autobiographical elements from his own life, which inspired a play he also co-wrote, the film follows a young academic couple, »

- Nicholas Bell

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