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Holiday (2018)

A love triangle featuring the trophy girlfriend of a petty drug lord, caught up in a web of luxury and violence in a modern dark gangster tale set in the beautiful port city of Bodrum on the Turkish Riviera.

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Isabella Eklöf
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Victoria Carmen Sonne ... Sascha / Michael's girlfriend
Lai Yde Lai Yde ... Michael / Drug dealer
Thijs Römer ... Thomas
Yuval Segal ... Bobby
Bo Brønnum Bo Brønnum ... Bo
Adam Ild Rohweder ... Musse / Michael's man
Morten Hemmingsen ... Jens
Mill Jober Mill Jober ... Maria
Laura Kjær ... Tanja
Stanislav Sevcik ... Karsten
Saxe Rankenberg Frey Saxe Rankenberg Frey ... Emil
Michiel de Jong Michiel de Jong ... Frederik
Mathias Bengtsson Mathias Bengtsson ... Swedish guy #1
Adam Strand Adam Strand ... Swedish guy #2
Tom Lindell Tom Lindell ... Swedish guy #3
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A love triangle featuring the trophy girlfriend of a petty drug lord, caught up in a web of luxury and violence in a modern dark gangster tale set in the beautiful port city of Bodrum on the Turkish Riviera.

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

Denmark | Netherlands | Sweden

Language:

Danish | English | Dutch | French

Release Date:

22 February 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Holiday See more »

Filming Locations:

Bodrum, Turkey See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,678
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2.35 : 1
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In one scene Victoria Carmen Sonne performed on a prosthetic. See more »

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Denmark
Performed by Shu-bi-dua
Written by Bosse Hall Christensen, Michael Hardinger, Michael Bundesen, CKaus Asmussen & Jens Tage Nielsen
© Shu-bi-dua
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Take a Holiday
3 March 2019 | by gizmomogwaiSee all my reviews

Holiday, Bodil Award winner for Best Film of 2018, is an interesting work. Set in an idyllic paradise, we see feel-good scenes like topless sunbathing, waterpark excursions, ice cream and dancing (it's a holiday!) but we can never shake the vibe of disturbing undertones. The plot follows Sasha, a drug dealer's girlfriend, and gives us an understated window into the world view of a battered woman. That violence manifests itself in a shocking and unexpected way in the conclusion.

Stylistically, this film is a triumph: Cheerful imagery with that sense of dread hanging over everything. The performances aren't at their best in English, but Holiday is worth some contemplation. I've seen viewers profess shock at its sexuality, but above all Holiday is a statement on violence.


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