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INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE COMPETITION

THE SAINT BERNARD SYNDICATE

Directed by Mads Brügger
FEATURE NARRATIVE 98 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE THE SAINT BERNARD SYNDICATE
Rasmus has been given some dire news: He has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or A.L.S., and it won’t be long before his muscles give out. Fortunately, he’s just received an offer from an old boarding school acquaintance, Frederik, that’ll allow him to live life to the fullest, in his own awkward way. The duo head to China, with Rasmus as the primary investor and partner in Frederik’s scheme to sell Saint Bernard dogs as luxury items to the country’s middle class. The only catch: The world’s fastest-growing marketplace isn’t as easy to navigate as the two hapless Danes might have wished.

Danish provocateur Mads Brügger's latest brings all the lessons learned from his subversive, satirical documentaries to this get-rich tale that careens from one disaster to another, with the all the cringe-comedy trappings of a great mockumentary. Taking full advantage of the comedic skills of its two stars, renowned Danish comic duo Frederik Cilius Jørgensen and Rasmus Bruun, The Saint Bernard Syndicate is a rollicking odd-couple comedy about the pitfalls of striking out into a new economic frontier.

—Ian Hollander
Drama
About the Director(s)
Journalist, television host, author, and filmmaker Mads Brügger was born in Denmark in 1972. He has written several books, worked for magazines and newspapers, produced award-winning radio programs, and hosted the critically acclaimed late-night television program The 11th Hour, as well as the daily news and debate programme Deadline.

Film Info
  • Section:
    International Narrative Competition
  • Year:
    2018
  • Length:
    98 minutes
  • Language:
    Danish
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    World
Cast & Credits
  • Director:
    Mads Brügger
  • Screenwriter:
    Lærke Sanderhoff
  • Cinematographer:
    Jonas Berlin
  • Editor:
    Rasmus Stensgaard Madsen
  • Producers:
    Emilie Lebech Kaae, Jakob Kirstein Høgel

Contacts
  • Print Source
    Malene Vincent
    Danish Film Institute
    Copenhagen , 1123
    Phone: +45 3374 3598
    maleneiv@dfi.dk
  • Press Contact
    Dixon Knox
    Tribeca Film Festival
    New York, NY 10013
    Phone: 646 722 9039
    dknox@tribecafilmfestival.org
  • US Sales Contact
    Lauren Valmadre
    Level K
    Frederiksberg, 1850
    Phone: +45 3113 9878
    lauren@levelk.dk
  • International Sales Contact
    Lauren Valmadre
    Level K
    Frederiksberg, 1850
    Phone: +45 3113 9878
    lauren@levelk.dk

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