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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.

Film Information
Year: 2008
Length: 101 minutes
Language: Danish, Swedish
Country: Denmark
Premiere: World
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
Press Contacts

Print Source
Lizette Gram Mygind
Festival Manager
Danish Film Institute
Gothersgade 55 Copenhagen, 1123
Phone: +45 3 374 3506

Print Source
Lizette Gram Mygind
Festival Manager
Danish Film Institute
Gothersgade 55 Copenhagen, 1123
Phone: +45 3 374 3506

Special Note

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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.


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