Gutterbee

  • 107'
  • Denmark
  • 2019

Bipolar German sausage maker Edward relocates to small-town America to open his own culinary sausage restaurant. There he meets Mike, a hustler straight from prison looking for a new goal in life. The two inspire one another to make each other's dreams come true. Everyone loves the sausages except the sheriff. He wants an American hotdog, not a Frankfurter. Tensions rise and confrontation between the two seems inevitable.

Just like his countryman Lars von Trier's pitch-black Dancer in the Dark, Danish filmmaker Ulrich Thomsen focuses on the American dream. But with a difference: he recruited some of the best indie actors from Hollywood for this character-driven, extremely dry, layered comedy about Trump's racist America. Camera work by Anthony Dod Mantle who previously shot Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours.

Director
Ulrich Thomsen
Countries of production
Denmark, USA
Production Year
2019
Festival Edition
IFFR 2020
Length
107'
Medium
DCP
Language
English
Producers
Ulrich Thomsen, Henrik Puggaard
Production Company
Pro Tempore Film Aps
Sales
Pro Tempore Film Aps
Cinematography
Anthony Dod Mantle
Editor
Søren B. Ebbe, Ulrich Thomsen, Matthew Levy
Sound Design
Hans Møller
Music
George Kallis
Cast
Antony Starr, Ewen Bremner , W. Earl Brown , Joshua Harto , Clark Middelton , Chance Kelly, Pia Mechler