The Executioner

By Frode Højer Pedersen


Title: The Executioner
Original title: BØDLEN
Director: Frode Højer Pedersen
Cast: Morten Hauch-Fausbøll, Nutjaporn Swadisprom, Carsten Bjørnlund, Laura Bach
Genre: Political Drama
Episodes: 2
Language: Danish
Additional Languages: English
Country of origin: Denmark
Scriptwriter: Nikolaj Scherfig, Frode Højer Pedersen, Kåre Bluitgen
Cinematographer: Thomas Larsen
Editor: Thomas Ravn
Production Company: DIALOG FILM
Producers: Jakob Højer Bjørning
Production year: 2013
Executive producers: Gertrud Bjørning
Budget EUR: 1.0M
Local release: 25-01-2013
Film status: Internationally Premiered

UN human rights lawyer Morten Topsøe is sent to Cambodia to catch war criminals. He falls in love with a woman who, at the age of 15, was an executioner during the former Khmer Rouge reign of terror. Ultimately, Topsøe finds himself torn between the fight for justice and the protection of his loved one. Should he denounce her and let her be held accountable for the crimes of her youth? THE EXECUTIONER is a drama about two people's turmoil passion and pain. He is a saviour, who is blinded. She is an executioner, who has seen too much.