Henrik Ruben Genz’s Terribly Happy has been selected as the Danish contender for the foreign-language Oscar race.
The film, produced by Thomas Gammeltoft, sold 270,000 tickets in Denmark, will soon be remade in the US. The original will also be distributed in America by Oscilloscope Laboratories.
The film won the Grand Prix Crystal Globe in Karlovy Vary last year, and later travelled to Hamburg FilmFest, Pusan International Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival and Palm Springs among many others.
In Denmark, Terribly Happy took four out of five Bodil awards taking best actor and best film prizes respectively.
It tells the story of a Copenhagen cop who must come to terms with an odd, alternative lifestyle in a quaint town in a remote part of southern Jutland.
Denmark has previously won the foreign-language Oscar in 1988 and 1989 with Babette’s Feast by Gabriel Axel and Pelle The Conqueror by Bille August. The last nomination was Susanne Bier’s After The Wedding in 2006.