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ORIGINAL

FEATURE NARRATIVE 101 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE ORIGINAL

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.

Drama, Comedy
About the Director(s)

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.

Special Note

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Film Info
  • Section:
    Discovery
  • Year:
    2008
  • Length:
    101 minutes
  • Language:
    Danish, Swedish
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    World
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Primary Cast:
    Sverrir Gudnason, Tuva Novotny, David Dencik, Ghita Nørby, Dejan Cukic, Jesper Christensen
  • Directors:
    Alexander Brøndsted, Antonio Tublén
  • Screenwriters:
    Antonio Tublén, Alexander Brøndsted
  • Producer:
    Carsten Holst
  • Executive Producer:
    Peter Aalbæk, Peter Garde
  • Line Producer:
    Per Janurus
  • Director of Photography:
    Linus Eklund
  • Editor:
    Bodil Kjærhauge

Contacts
  • Print Source
    Lizette Gram Mygind
    Festival Manager
    Danish Film Institute
    Gothersgade 55 Copenhagen, 1123
    Phone: +45 3 374 3506
    lizetteg@dfi.dk
  • Submitter
    Christian Juhl Lemche
    Danish Film Institute
    Gothersgade 55 Copenhagen K, DK-1123 Phone: +45 3374 3464
    christianjl@dfi.dk
  • Festival Organizer
    Lizette Gram Mygind
    Danish Film Institute
    Gothersgade 55 Copenhagen K, 1123
    Phone: +45 3374 3506
    lizetteg@dfi.dk
  • Main Contact
    Joanna Zofia Bard Mikolajczyk
    Zentropa Productions
    Zentropa Productions Filmbyen 22 Hvidovre, 2650
    Phone: +45 3686 8496
    joanna.mikolajczyk@filmbyen.com
  • Print Source
    Lizette Gram Mygind
    Festival Manager
    Danish Film Institute
    Gothersgade 55 Copenhagen, 1123
    Phone: +45 3 374 3506
    lizetteg@dfi.dk
  • Submitter
    Christian Juhl Lemche
    Danish Film Institute
    Gothersgade 55 Copenhagen K, DK-1123 Phone: +45 3374 3464
    christianjl@dfi.dk
  • Festival Organizer
    Lizette Gram Mygind
    Danish Film Institute
    Gothersgade 55 Copenhagen K, 1123
    Phone: +45 3374 3506
    lizetteg@dfi.dk
  • Main Contact
    Joanna Zofia Bard Mikolajczyk
    Zentropa Productions
    Zentropa Productions Filmbyen 22 Hvidovre, 2650
    Phone: +45 3686 8496
    joanna.mikolajczyk@filmbyen.com

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