Denmark, Germany


The film revolves around two special-natured brothers, Elias and Gabriel. Upon their father’s passing, the two brothers, who are not very fond of each other, find out through the father’s will, that they are adopted. Despite their disagreements, Elias and Gabriel decide to seek out their natural father and set out to the island where their father lives. Meanwhile, a surprise awaits Elias and Gabriel there. Surrounded by the island’s many odd personalities Elias and Gabriel discover a most paralysing, yet liberating truth about themselves and their family.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Anders Thomas Jensen

Written by: Anders Thomas Jensen

Produced by: Kim Magnusson, Tivi Magnusson

Cinematography: Sebastian Blenkov

Editing: Anders Villadsen

Production Design: Mia Stensgaard

Costume Design: Manon Rasmussen

Original Score: Frans Bak, Jeppe Kaas

Sound Design: Nino Jacobsen

Cast: Nicolas Bro (Josef), Mads Mikkelsen (Elias), David Dencik (Gabriel), Søren Malling (Franz)

Cast: Nikolaj Lie Kaas (Gregor)

Nominations and Awards

  • Feature Film Selection 2015