NORTHWEST

By Michael Noer

FACTS

Title: NORTHWEST
Original title: NORDVEST
Director: Michael Noer
Cast: Gustav Dyekjær Giese, Oscar Dyekjær Giese, Roland Møller, Lene Maria Christensen, Nicholas Westwood
Genre: Drama
Duration: 91 min
Language: Danish
Country of origin: Denmark
Scriptwriter: Rasmus Heisterberg, Michael Noer
Cinematographer: Magnus Nordenhof Jønck, DFF
Editor: Adam Nielsen
Production Company: Nordisk Film Production
Producers: Tomas Radoor, René Ezra
Production year: 2013
Executive producers: Henrik Zein, Lena Haugaard, Thomas Heinesen
Budget EUR: 2M
Local release: 18-04-2013
Film status: Internationally Premiered

Nordvest is one of the most impoverished multi-ethnic areas of Copenhagen. Living here with his mother, younger brother and little sister is 18-year-old Casper, who struggles to make ends meet based on selling stolen goods to one of the neighborhood pack leaders. When organized crime hits Nordvest, the hierarchy of the neighborhood shifts and Casper is offered a chance to climb the ranks. Soon he's hurled into a world of drugs, violence and prostitution and as things escalate his childhood playground becomes a battlefield. Consequently Casper finds himself and his family dead center in a conflict that threatens to destroy them.

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Festival overview

Nordic Filmdays Lübeck
Awards: NDR Film Prize for Best Film
2013-11-03

Göteborg Int. Filmfestival
Awards: FIPRESCI Award
2013-01-25

Beaune International Thriller Film Festival, Frank
Awards: Critic's Prize and Jury's Prize
2013-04-10

Transilvania International Film Festival
Awards: Best Actor
2013-05-31

Austin Fantastic Film Festival
2013-09-19

Bergen International Film festival
2013-10-23

Bratislava Art Film Festival
2013-03-21

Chennai International Film Festival
2013-12-12

Chicago Int. FF
2013-10-10

Cinematik International Film Festival Piestany
2013-09-06

Denver International Film Festival
2013-11-06

Fantastic Fest USA
2013-09-19

Haugesund Film Festival
2013-08-15

Helsinki Film Festival
2013-09-19

Karlovy Vary Film Festival
2013-06-28

Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum
2013-11-07

London Film Festival
2013-10-09