Suspected of large-scale investment fraud, multimillionaire Markus Føns is remanded in custody. Self-assured as he is, he assumes that his connections with the underworld will come in handy in the remand centre, but quite the contrary turns out to be true. After being beaten up by a prison gang, he allows himself to be persuaded to go into voluntary solitary confinement in a special department that offers protection to the most despised prisoners: the father killers, abusers of women and rapists of children.

The arrogance of the white-collar criminal contrasts starkly in this prison comedy with the social stigma confronting the other prisoners. Solidarity in the prison wing is typified by the choir they sing in every week. It’s not long before the newcomer joins the rehearsals, but taking part isn’t enough for the Machiavellian Markus. As an experienced manipulator, he starts, step-by-step, undermining the position of choir leader Niels.

Screenings

  • Sun 27 Jan Pathé 1
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  • Mon 28 Jan Cinerama 2
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  • Mon 28 Jan Pathé 7
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  • Tue 29 Jan Cinerama 6
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  • Tue 29 Jan LantarenVenster 1
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Original title
De frivillige
Filmmaker
Frederikke Aspöck
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Denmark
Year
2019
Medium
DCP
Length
93’
Language
Danish
Producer
Senia Dremstrup
Production Company
SF Studios Production ApS
Sales
SF Studios International Sales
Writer
Lars Husum
Cinematography
Louise McLaughlin
Editor
Martin Schade
Production Design
Thomas Karlsen
Sound Design
Morten Groth Brandt
Music
Rasmus Bille Bähncke
Cast
Jacob Hauberg Lohmann, Anders Matthesen, Christopher Læssø, Søren Malling, Anders Brink Madsen