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Kandidaten (2008)

Not Rated | | Thriller | 29 August 2008 (Denmark)
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Jonas Bechmann, a defense attorney, is a man of the system. Until the day he himself is accused of murder. Taking matters into his own hands, he throws himself into the hunt for a group of ... See full summary »

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Kasper Barfoed

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Stefan Jaworski
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nikolaj Lie Kaas ... Jonas Bechmann
Ulf Pilgaard Ulf Pilgaard ... Martin Schiller
Laura Christensen ... Louise
Tuva Novotny ... Camilla
David Dencik ... Michael
Kim Bodnia ... Claes Kiehlert
Henning Jensen ... Peter Bechmann
Jesper Langberg Jesper Langberg ... Jørgen Hammel
Birgitte Hjort Sørensen ... Sarah
Henning Valin Jakobsen ... Afpresser 1
Claus Riis Østergaard ... Afpresser 2
Peter Plaugborg Peter Plaugborg ... Den Tynde Mand
Henrik Prip Henrik Prip ... Henrik Linde
Marijana Jankovic ... Kathrine Malling
Iben Dorner ... Schillers Assistent (as Iben Amelieh Emine Dorner)
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Storyline

Jonas Bechmann, a defense attorney, is a man of the system. Until the day he himself is accused of murder. Taking matters into his own hands, he throws himself into the hunt for a group of blackmailers who threaten to expose him as the killer. But nothing is what it appears to be, and the blackmail links back to his father's death under mysterious circumstances a year and a half earlier. Written by Danish Film Institute

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Guilty... until proven otherwise.

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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

29 August 2008 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

A jelölt See more »

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Miso Film See more »
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Dolby Digital | Dolby SR

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2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Jonas Bechmann: You spiked my drink, didn't you? Didn't you?
Louise: Yes, with a rape drug. I was told to get you into the room, until you passed out.
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Referenced in Smagsdommerne: Episode #8.2 (2008) See more »

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Generally predictable story, yet intense, with sophisticated twists and good performances
10 March 2016 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

Danish crime thriller + Nikolaj Lie Kaas provides a must-see to all them fond of consistent dramatic creations, where atmosphere is gloomy and solutions are coming without constant shootings and "witty" remarks. But as the level and quantity are high, particularly within the last decade, one starts to select and classify more, not just enjoying the course of events and distinct performances.

Here, even the small roles and filled by splendid actors (Tuva Novotny, David Dencik, Kim Bodnia) and there are lots of suspense twists and turns, but too many times, however, at the expense of credibility and logic. Nevertheless, nothing becomes really ridiculous or wtf!, and Lie Kaas' character is distinct and versatile again. So, if you like Scandinavian thrillers, you are certainly recommended to watch Kandidaten as well.


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