WWII drama INTO THE DARKNESS, from veteran Danish filmmaker Anders Refn and depicting the disintegration of a family unit amid Denmark’s slow side into fascism under the shadow of the Third Reich.
Starring Jesper Christensen (Casino Royale, Spectre), Bodil Jørgensen (Collision), Mads Reuther (Ride Upon the Storm), Gustav Dyekjær Giese (Riders of Justice), Sara Viktoria Bjerregaard (Badehotellet), Lue Dittmann Støvelbæk (Ride Upon the Storm), and Sylvester Byder (Deliver Us), the film — which has already topped the Danish box office — is set for a US release on May 21st.
Winner of the jury prize at the Goa International Film Festival, Into the Darkness was directed by Refn (Nicolas Winding Refn’s father), who co-wrote alongside Flemming Quist Møller. The film was produced and executive produced by Lene Børglum (Only God Forgives, Neon Demon). The filmmakers are currently in pre-production for the second installment in this trilogy.
Director: Anders Refn
Writer: Anders Refn, Flemming Quist Møller
Producer: Lene Børglum
Starring: Jesper Christensen, Bodil Jørgensen, Mads Reuther, Gustav Dyekjær Giese, Sara Viktoria Bjerregaard, Lue Dittmann Støvelbæk, Sylvester Byder
Synopsis: Through a family and the relation between father and son, the film describes the dilemmas of the Danish population during World War II. Like the government, the farmers and the industry, the father, a successful owner of a big electronics factory, tries to make the best of the situation to keep the wheels rolling. However this leads him into a problematic collaboration with the Germans. His son, on the contrary, reacts against the increasing oppression and persecution of jews and communists by joining the rising resistance movement.