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Hans Petter Moland to Direct ‘Out Stealing Horses’ With Stellan Skarsgård

Hans Petter Moland to Direct ‘Out Stealing Horses’ With Stellan Skarsgård
Critically acclaimed Norwegian director Hans Petter Moland (“In Order of Disappearance”) is set to helm and write “Out Stealing Horses,” the big-screen adaptation of Per Petterson’s novel, with Stellan Skarsgård (“Nymphomaniac”) attached to star.

Norway’s 4½ Fiksjon is producing the film. TrustNordisk is on board to handle worldwide sales.

“Out Stealing Horses” was published in 2003 and has been translated into 60 languages. On top of winning the Independent Foreign Fiction prize and International Impac Dublin Literary Award, the novel also made it on to The New York Times’ list of Five Best Fiction Books 2007.

Set in 1999, “Out Stealing Horses” tells the story of Trond, a 67-year old man who has moved to a remote house in the forest where he can grieve the death of his wife. The countryside idyll is disturbed by a chance encounter with a neighbor whom he met during a fateful summer in 1948. That summer, his
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In Order Of Disappearance Review

I’m fairly certain I’d watch Stellan Skarsgård do anything. Train a puppy to roll over? Sounds amazing. Delicately cook a perfect Frittata? I’ll be in the front row. But Skarsgård is at his absolute best when brutal violence is involved, only because of his endearingly maniacal appreciation of a good genre role. Only a few months ago he was able to play a boisterous European mobster in Our Kind of Traitor, and luckily, Hans Petter Moland’s In Order Of Disappearance gives us another Skarsgård role to love with almost no wait in between. A less cartoonish, grief-driven turn this time around for Skarsgård, but more killer Skarsgårdian goodness nonetheless. I thought August was supposed to be filled with crap? Yet here’s another positive review coming out of what might be a record-breaking high for typical late-summer garbage.

Skarsgård plays Nils Dickman, a Norwegian snow-plower whose
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‘In Order Of Disappearance’ Is A Bitter, Bloody Treat For The Black Of Heart [Review]

This is a reprint of our review from the 2014 Berlin Film Festival. In case you’re unaware, Lars Von Trier is not the only director to regard Stellan Skarsgård as something of a talisman, as the actor has paired up with director Hans Petter Moland three times previously, most recently with “A Somewhat Gentle Man,” a […]

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Moland to replace Arcel on next 'Department Q'

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Moland to replace Arcel on next 'Department Q'
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
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European Film Awards: Vogt, Östlund, Pawlikowski, Zvyagintsev , Glazer & Ceylan Among 50 Contenders

This year’s European Film Awards are officially out of the gates with a not so lean 50 film submissions to select from. The 27th edition collects titles that date back to last year’s Venice and Toronto Int. Film Festivals moving into Sundance-Rotterdam-Berlin and finally Cannes of ’14. Among the 31 European countries represented, we’ve got likes of the Palme d’Or winner Nuri Bilge Ceylan leading the huge pack of contenders including Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin and Pawel Pawlikowski’s Ida. Here’s the complete list of 50!:

Alienation

ОТЧУЖДЕНИЕ (Otchujdenie)

Bulgaria

Directed By: Milko Lazarov

Written By: Milko Lazarov, Kitodar Todorov & Georgi Tenev

Produced By: Veselka Kiryakova

Amour Fou

Austria/Luxembourg/Germany

Written & Directed By: Jessica Hausner

Produced By: Martin Gschlacht, Antonin Svoboda, Bruno Wagner, Bady Minck, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu & Philippe Bober

Beautiful Youth

Hermosa Juventud

Spain/France

Directed By: Jaime Rosales

Written By: Jaime Rosales & Enric Rufas

Produced By: Jaime Rosales,
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The HeyUGuys Interview: Hans Petter Moland on In Order of Disappearance

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Liam Neeson may currently hold the crown as cinema’s revenge thriller king, but this week sees the release of a film whose main protagonist could give Neeson’s Bryan Mills a run for his money.

Set amongst the snowy Norwegian mountains, In Order of Disappearance (or ‘Kraftidioten’) sees director Hans Petter Moland team-up with Stellan Skarsgård for the fourth time. Playing recent Citizen of the Year, Nils, his son’s murder soon becomes the catalyst for cold-blooded revenge and a run-in with the Mafia.

We chatted to Moland about his action-packed black comedy, discussing his stylistic choices, the significance of humour amongst the bullets and who would win in a Skarsgård vs. Neeson face-off.

You’ve worked with Stellan Skarsgård on a number of occasions and he also acts as a producer on this film. Was he always your first choice to play Nils?

Yes. We’re good pals
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Wonderfully Dark, Entertaining Trailer For Nordic Thriller ‘In Order of Disappearance’

There’s something special about this UK trailer for In Order Of Disappearance (original name Kraftidioten) and it’s got all the right Fargo-esque feelings, with even more bloody violence!

Directed by Hans Petter Moland, it stars Stellan Skarsgard, Bruno Ganz (Downfall), Kristoff Hivju (Games of Thrones), Jakib Oftebro (Ton Kiki) and Birgitte Hjort Sorensen (Borgen), this Nordic thriller focuses around the life of introverted and hard-working snow-plough driver Nils (Skarsgard).

Just after he’s been citizen of the year, he receives news that his son has died of a heroin overdose. Not believing the post-mortem report, Nils begins to uncover evidence of his murder who’s actually been a victim in a turf war between the local crime boss, known as “The Count,” and his Serbian rivals. Armed with heavy machinery and a good dose of beginner’s luck, Nils embarks upon a quest for revenge that soon escalates
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Poppe, Mayersberg team on Munch biopic

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Erik Poppe, Paul Mayersberg, Aage Aaberge team on painter biopic.

Erik Poppe is attached to direct a new biopic of Norwegian Expressionist painter Edvard Munch.

Poppe, whose latest drama A Thousand Times Goodnight took the Best Film Prize at this week’s Amanda Awards in Norway, will collaborate on the project with veteran UK writer Paul Mayersberg (The Man Who Fell to Earth, Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence) and Norwegian producer Aage Aaberge (Kon-Tiki).

Aaberge, of Neofilm told ScreenDaily at Haugesund that the film is “a dream project” of his.

“For eight years I have wanted to make a film of Munch, Norway’s greatest artists,” he said. “After all, the latest effort, by UK director Peter Watkins, dates back to 1974.”

“But it was difficult to find the right way to approach the project, until I met writer-director Paul Mayersberg.”

Loosely based on Norwegian author Ketil Bjørnstad’s book, The Story of Edvard Munch, the film will
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The Horrors of Tribeca - Part 1: Summer of Blood, Super Duper Alice Cooper, In Order of Disappearance, The Canal

The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival is winding down, and it's time for Part 1 of our wrap-up of the horror films we took in this year with a look at Summer of Blood, Super Duper Alice Cooper, In Order of Disappearance, and The Canal.

Are we knee deep in film festival season or at the tail end, transitioning from film geekery to... well, just plain geekery with a comic-con every weekend til August? It's hard to keep track these days. Lucky for you, Dread Central sends henchmen to every event worth talking about.

Today I fill those shoes as we run the streets of New York City to catch the freakier films of the Tribeca Film Festival alongside Heather Buckley (on interview duty) and Drew Tinnin (backing us up on all points). As we head toward the close of the event, we thought we'd give you a taste of what we've been taking in.
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Tribeca 2014: Midnight Section Includes Zombeavers, Extraterrestrial, and More; New Stills!

The second half of the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival's features slate is here, and with films like Zombeavers, Extraterrestrial, Preservation, and Indigenous included in the Midnight section, there's a lot for horror fans to love.

In the Spotlight section there are a few thriller/horror-ish sounding films, plus a documentary on Alice Cooper that should be of interest to genre fans, so we're including them here as well.

From the Press Release:

The Tribeca Film Festival (Tff), presented by At&T, today announced its feature film selections in the Spotlight, Midnight, and Special Screenings sections as well as the selections for the Storyscapes program.

The Midnight section will open with the feature film Preservation and includes a lineup of genre-bending titles from fresh voices around the world that run the gamut from tongue-in-cheek comedy to chilling horror films. "Whether they made us laugh, squirm, or plain scared the heck out of us,
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Tribeca 2014: Katie Holmes, Robin Williams, and Patrick Stewart headline world premieres

Tribeca 2014: Katie Holmes, Robin Williams, and Patrick Stewart headline world premieres
The 13th Tribeca Film Festival has announced its complete lineup for next month’s New York celebration, which runs April 16-27. Culled from more than 6,000 submissions, Tribeca 2014 includes 55 world premieres, 37 first-time filmmakers, and 22 female directors. Half the slate had been announced on Tuesday, with Spotlight, Midnight, and Storyscapes films unveiled today, as well as special screenings. “Spotlight and special screenings are an especially dynamic aspect of this year’s program, both in range of styles and stories,” said Genna Terranova, Tribeca’s director of programming. “Many films feature real-life personalities who’ve accomplished extraordinary feats, while in other films we
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Tribeca announces Spotlight, Midnight

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Tribeca announces Spotlight, Midnight
Tribeca Film Festival 2014 world premieres include Every Secret Thing, Miss Meadows and Zombeavers.

Spotlight features 31 films comprising 22 narratives and nine documentaries, of which 20 receive world premieres. The Midnight section will open with Preservation and includes the Efm buzz title Zombeavers.

Special Screenings include 6, a work-in-progress documentary by The Cove director Louie Psihoyos. The transmedia Storyscapes line-up returns for the second year. As previously announced, the festival will open on April 16 with the Nas documentary Time Is Illmatic and runs through April 27.

“Spotlight and Special screenings are an especially dynamic aspect of this year’s programme, both in range of styles and stories,” said director of programming Genna Terranova, “Many films feature real-life personalities who’ve accomplished extraordinary feats, while in other films we see personal relationships at pivotal moments of transition. We look forward to sharing these engaging stories with audiences.”

“Whether they made us laugh, squirm, or plain scared the heck out of us, each of the
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Tff announces Spotlight, Midnight

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Tff announces Spotlight, Midnight
Tribeca Film Festival 2014 world premieres include Every Secret Thing, Miss Meadows and Zombeavers.

Spotlight features 31 films comprising 22 narratives and nine documentaries, of which 20 receive world premieres. The Midnight section will open with Preservation and includes the Efm buzz title Zombeavers.

Special Screenings include 6, a work-in-progress documentary by The Cove director Louie Psihoyos. The transmedia Storyscapes line-up returns for the second year. As previously announced, the festival will open on April 16 with the Nas documentary Time Is Illmatic and runs through April 27.

“Spotlight and Special screenings are an especially dynamic aspect of this year’s programme, both in range of styles and stories,” said director of programming Genna Terranova, “Many films feature real-life personalities who’ve accomplished extraordinary feats, while in other films we see personal relationships at pivotal moments of transition. We look forward to sharing these engaging stories with audiences.”

“Whether they made us laugh, squirm, or plain scared the heck out of us, each of the
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Berlin Review: 'In Order Of Disappearance' Sees Stellan Skarsgård On A Blackly Hilarious Rampage Of Revenge

In case you’re unaware, Lars Von Trier is not the only director to regard Stellan Skarsgård as something of a talisman, as the actor has paired up with director Hans Petter Moland three times previously, most recently with "A Somewhat Gentle Man," a film we reviewed in 2011. The duo return to the Berlinale this year with competition film "In Order Of Disappearance" (aka "Kraftidioten"), which marks a deliciously mean-spirited step up from 'Gentle Man'—pretty much bringing the house down at our public screening—though that might be partly due to home crowd advantage, as the film also features regional favorite Bruno Ganz in a small, memorable role. Or maybe not, because while initially it struggles to establish a consistent tone, as soon as the plot kicks off in earnest, the film picks up speed and confidence, venting plumes of sight gags, bloody violence and deadpan, dead-on cultural observations
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Berlin Review: 'Kraftidioten' a Terrifically Smart and Funny Norwegian Thriller Starring Stellan Skarsgard

Berlin Review: 'Kraftidioten' a Terrifically Smart and Funny Norwegian Thriller Starring Stellan Skarsgard
A couple of nights ago, quite late, I came across some people camped out in sleeping bags in front of the Berlinale's public ticket counter. When I asked them what they were in line for, they said, "Kraftidioten." Now I know why: a terrifically smart and funny Norwegian thriller starring Stellan Skarsgard and Bruno Ganz, "Kraftidioten (In Order of Disappearance)" has great appeal across borders. (Norwegian trailer below.)Set in a small town where Skarsgard's Nils Dickman is the snow-plow man, the film begins with some beautiful winter scenery as Dickman's plow smashes through it, throwing snow in huge, cascading arcs. Soon thereafter, the English title – "In Order Of Disappearance" -- appears, letting us know that Bergman is not in the hood. Throughout, whenever someone meets an end, they get their own title card with their name beneath a cross. Following an ordered beginning, with Dickman winning a man-of-the-year award
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In Order Of Disappearance: Watch The Trailer For The Latest From Director Of A Somewhat Gentle Man

[Updated with English subtitled version of the trailer.]Announced January 15th as in competition at the upcoming Berlin Film Festival, Hans Petter Moland's Kraftidioten has gotten itself a brand new English title to go along with a brand new trailer. Formerly known as The Prize Idiot the film has been retitled In Order Of Disappearance for the international market and it once again features Stellan Skarsgard - leading man of Moland's previous A Somewhat Gentle Man - in the lead role.Nils drives a snow blower and has a carefree life in snow covered Norway, until his son's death suddenly puts him in the middle of a drug war between the Norwegian mafia and Serbian criminals. In this world he is a beginner - armed with heavy...

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Berlinale 2014. Final Competition Titles

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Joining the titles already announced—including films by Alain Resnais and Dominik Graf—the following films complete the lineup for the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival's Competition section.

Bai Ri Yan Huo (Black Coal, Thin Ice)

People’s Republic of China

By Yinan Diao (Night Train, Uniform)

With Fan Liao, Lun Mei Gwei, Xuebing Wang

World premiere

Boyhood

USA

By Richard Linklater (Before Midnight, Me & Orson Welles)

With Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater

International premiere

Chiisai Ouchi (The Little House)

Japan

By Yoji Yamada (Tokyo Family, About Her Brother)

With Takako Matsu, Haru Kuroki, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Chieko Baisho

International premiere

Historia del miedo (History of Fear)

Argentina / Uruguay / Germany / France

By Benjamin Naishtat - feature debut

With Jonathan Da Rosa, Claudia Cantero, Mirella Pascual, Cesar Bordon, Tatiana Gimenez

World premiere

Jack

Germany

By Edward Berger

With Ivo Pietzcker, Georg Arms, Luise Heyer, Vincent Redetzki, Jacob Matschenz,
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Berlin completes competition line-up

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Berlin completes competition line-up
Richard Linklater’s Boyhood to compete for the Golden Bear; Beauty and the Beast, starring Vincent Cassel and Léa Seydoux, to play out of competition.

The 64th Berlin International Film Festival (Feb 6-16) has added 15 titles to its Competition programme, completing the line-up of 23 films - of which 20 will vye for the Golden Bear and Silver Bears.

The programme includes 18 world premieres and three feature debuts.

The line-up includes the international premiere of Boyhood, from Before Midnight director Richard Linklater. The film, which will premiere at Sundance, was shot over short periods from 2002 to 2013 and covers 12 years in the life of a family, featuring Mason and his sister Samantha. Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater star.

World premieres include In Order of Disappearance, directed by Hans Petter Moland, which stars Stellan Skarsgård as a snow plough driver whose son’s sudden death puts him in the middle of a drug war between theNorwegian mafia and the
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Berlin Film Festival Completes Competition Lineup

Berlin Film Festival Completes Competition Lineup
London — The Competition lineup of the 64th Berlin Intl. Film Festival has been completed. The program includes 18 world premieres and three feature debuts.

Additions to the lineup include Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood,” which stars Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke, Hans Petter Moland’s “In Order of Disappearance,” which toplines Stellan Skarsgard and Bruno Ganz, and Christophe Gans’ “Beauty and the Beast,” starring Vincent Cassel and Lea Seydoux.

Japanese veteran helmer Yoji Yamada (“The Twilight Samurai”) makes his fifth appearance in the fest’s Competition section with “The Little House.”

Also playing will be Celina Murga’s “The Third Side of the River,” Rachid Bouchareb’s “Two Men in Town,” Karim Ainouz’s “Praia do Futuro” and Ye Lou’s “Blind Massage.”

The Competition titles announced last month can be found here.

The section includes films from Algeria, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Japan, Netherlands, Norway,
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Stellan Skarsgard And A Battered Kristofer Hivju Share A Laugh In First Shot From The Prize Idiot

Director Hans Petter Moland won a lot of fans around these parts with his 2010 effort A Somewhat Gentle Man. The Berlin selected comedy starred Stellan Skarsgard as a man freshly released from prison and trying to put his life back together and was laced with such a brilliantly understated and darkly absurd sense of humor that it was impossible not to fall for both the character and the film. And now Moland and Skarsgard are back together for The Prize Idiot (Kraftidioten).Nils drives a snow blower and lives a carefree life in the winter paradise, Beitostølen. His son's sudden death puts him in the middle of a drug war between Norwegian mafia and the Serbians. In this world he is a beginner - armed...

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