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NORTHWEST

Directed by Michael Noer
FEATURE NARRATIVE 91 Minutes North American Premiere
FILM GUIDE NORTHWEST
Territory, power and pride are the seismic forces in this adrenaline-fueled crime thriller. Living in one of the most impoverished areas of Copenhagen, Casper does what he must to survive. When organized crime grabs hold of the community, life becomes even more desperate. Casper must dig in or risk being run over by gangsters sure to remove anyone in their way.

Documentarian Michael Noer returns to the fiction of his amazing prison film R for an ultra-realistic thriller about two brothers attempting not only to survive but to find their own identities. Non-professional leads and real-life brothers Gustav and Oscar Dyekjær Giese are very convincing throughout the story’s intimate scenes, giving Northwest an instinctive and powerful force. Shot entirely in handheld, it provides an anthropological look at the Danish underworld, with a strong and sensitive portrayal of a collapsing family that eschews cliché while evoking the Dogma 95 of Von Trier and Vinterberg.

—Frédéric Boyer
Drama, Crime, Action
About the Director(s)
MICHAEL NOER was born in Denmark in 1978 and graduated from the National Film School in Copenhagen in 2003. He made his feature debut as co-director of R, which won multiple awards in Denmark and at the Göteborg and Bombay Film Festivals. Other credits include the documentaries Son of God, The Wild Hearts and Vesterbro.
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Film Info
  • Section:
    Viewpoints
  • Year:
    2013
  • Length:
    91 minutes
  • Language:
    Danish
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    North American
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Cinematographer:
    Magnus Nordenhof Jønck
  • Composer:
    Kasper Janus Rasmussen, Rasmus Winther Jensen
  • Director:
    Michael Noer
  • Editor:
    Adam Nielsen
  • Executive Producer:
    Henrik Zein, Lena Hougaard, Thomas Heinesen
  • Producer:
    René Ezra, Tomas Radoor
  • Screenwriter:
    Michael Noer, Rasmus Heisterberg
  • Cast:
    Gustav Dyekjær Giese, Oscar Dyekjær Giese, Lene Maria Christensen, Nicholas Westwood Kidd, Roland Møller, Dulfi Al-Jaburi

Contacts
  • Print Source
    Lizette Gram Mygind
    Danish Film Institute
    Copenhagen, 1123
    Phone: +45 2482 3758
    lizetteg@dfi.dk
  • US Sales Contact
    Susan Wendt
    TrustNordisk
    Hvidovre, DK-2650
    Phone: +45 3686 8788
    susan@trustnordisk.com
  • International Sales Contact
    Susan Wendt
    TrustNordisk
    Hvidovre, DK-2650
    Phone: +45 3686 8788
    susan@trustnordisk.com
  • Press Contact
    Lizette Gram Mygind
    Danish Film Institute
    Copenhagen, 1123
    Phone: +45 2482 3758
    lizetteg@dfi.dk
  • Press Contact
    Alexandra Emilia Kida
    TrustNordisk
    Phone: +45 2172 4326
    alexandra@trustnordisk.com

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