Category
Film

The Will

DIRECTOR: CHRISTIAN SØNDERBY JEPSEN
LENGTH: 87 min
TARGET GROUP: 15+ years
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2011
TECHNIQUE: DOCUMENTARY

Henrik’s ass in in a tight corner. His girlfriend has split, drugs and alcohol abuse have gotten the upper hand, and he’s deeply in debt. When everything is most dire and his woes seem wholly insurmountable, a door to new life opened as Henrik’s wealthy grandfather dies, leaving behind him a huge fortune. But at the promise of money, family war breaks out, and years of failure and betrayal are revealed.

“The scene in which he shaves off his long hair, hanging it on a cross nailed with a mass of family portraits, proceeding to burn it in the night, must be one of the fiercest ever seen in Danish documentary film. Perhaps even in Danish film in general” Eric Jensen, Politiken, Denmark

AWARDS:

Best Danish Documentary 2011