Danish filmmaker Per Fly, who swept the national filmawards with his first two films The Benchand The Inheritance, is getting readyto shoot Manslaughter, the thirdinstallment in his trilogy about the social classes in Denmark.
The DKK19.3m drama will star Danish veteran JesperChristensen (The Interpreter)opposite Swede Pernilla August (TheConstant Gardener) and newcomer Beate Bille in a story about a married highschool teacher, who has an affair with a politically active former student.When a policeman is killed at a protest march, the young woman is arrested andthe affair exposed.
Manslaughter focuseson the middle class, while The Benchlooked at the lower class and TheInheritance at the upper class.
Fly has again collaborated with Kim Leona, MogensRukov and Dorte Hoegh on the script, which shoots from Aug 18 until Oct 10,headed by veteran producer Ib Tardini for Zentropa Entainments12 incollaboration with Norway's Spillefilmskompagniet 4 ', Sweden's Memfis FilmInternational and the UK's Manslaughter Ltd (Sigma film Ltd).
Backing comes from the Danish Film Institute, theNorwegian Film Fund, the Swedish Film Institute and the Nordic Film & TVFund.