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LevelK nabs new Danish thriller starring Sidse Babett Knudsen
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May 9th 2018

LevelK nabs new Danish thriller starring Sidse Babett Knudsen

International sales and distribution outfit LevelK picks up world sales rights for new thrilling feature film “The Exception” by Jesper W. Nielsen and adapted by Christian Torpe.

Starring Sidse Babett Knudsen (Westworld, Inferno), Danica Curcic (The Mist, Silent Heart), Amanda Collin (A horrible Woman), and Lene Maria Christensen (Terribly Happy, The Legacy), The Exception is a nerve-wracking thriller about the nature of evil, and how paranoia and obsessions can drive ordinary people to commit unspeakable acts.

The film is based on a novel by Danish author Christian Jungersen from 2004, which sold more than 200.000 copies in Denmark and has been released in 20 countries worldwide. Shooting is scheduled for August 27th 2018 with an expected local theatrical release by fall 2019. LevelK will pre-sell the film at Cannes Film Market 2018.

“I am very excited about working with such strong and talented actresses in a story about human beings and the darkest corners of their minds. Together, we will enter a fascinating universe of women consisting of extremely interesting and complex characters that not only lie to each other but to themselves. An unfortunate mixture that allows evil to rein” – director Jesper W. Nielsen

Marcella Dicmann, Mille Bjørke and Miriam Nørgaard produce the film for Fridthjof Film with Ronnie Fridhjof as executive producer. The film is financed by The Danish Film Institute, DR, West Danish Film Fund, Creative Europe Media, and Nordisk Film & TV Fond.

Published in Screen on May 9th, 2018. Read the exclusive here