World Premiere


| Denmark | 101 MINUTES | Danish, Swedish
Drama, Comedy

Henry is that unassuming, innocuous guy that you know, but actually know nothing about. He has been living by the book: stable job, good girlfriend, marriage on the horizon. But the "safe life" that he has been working to achieve (with the aid of his psychologist) implodes one day when he loses both his job and his girlfriend. His best friend convinces him to abruptly leave for Spain to open a restaurant, but before he can go, he must tie up some loose ends. Of course, nothing goes as planned, and Henry ends up caught in a chain of bizarre events that involves feminist performance artist Marie, a strip club, a big bag of steroids, and Ikea.

Titling your directorial debut Original is a bold move, but this vibrant, offbeat comedy—with all its twists and turns and oscillations between fantasy and reality—sure fits the bill. The screenplay by Antonio Tublén and Alexander Brøndsted is endlessly sharp and witty, giving actor Sverrir Gudnason plenty of opportunity to charm us with his lovable loser Henry. He leads a wonderful cast that includes seasoned actor Jesper Christensen and a scene-stealing Tuva Novotny as Marie.

Cast & Credits

Alexander Brøndsted and Antonio Tublén wrote and directed the short fiction films Havanna and The Amazing Death of Mrs Müller. Original is their first feature film.

Director of Photography
Linus Eklund
Bodil Kjærhauge
Antonio Tublén, Alexander Brøndsted
Carsten Holst
Alexander Brøndsted, Antonio Tublén
Primary Cast
Sverrir Gudnason, Tuva Novotny, David Dencik, Ghita Nørby, Dejan Cukic, Jesper Christensen
Executive Producer
Peter Aalbæk, Peter Garde
Line Producer
Per Janurus

Print Source
Lizette Gram Mygind
Festival Manager
Danish Film Institute
Gothersgade 55 Copenhagen, 1123
Phone: +45 3 374 3506
Christian Juhl Lemche
Danish Film Institute
Gothersgade 55 Copenhagen K, DK-1123 Phone: +45 3374 3464
Festival Organizer
Lizette Gram Mygind
Danish Film Institute
Gothersgade 55 Copenhagen K, 1123
Phone: +45 3374 3506
Main Contact
Joanna Zofia Bard Mikolajczyk
Zentropa Productions
Zentropa Productions Filmbyen 22 Hvidovre, 2650
Phone: +45 3686 8496
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