Parkland Entertainment has snapped up UK and Ireland rights to Danish thriller The Exception, in a deal with LevelK.
The UK-based distributor is planning a theatrical, day-and-date release in February 2021.
The psychological thriller revolves around a female cast that includes Borgen star Sidse Babett Knudsen and Amanda Collin, whose international profile has been recently boosted by her lead role in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi series Raised By Wolves.
They are joined by Danica Curcic (Silent Heart) and Lene Maria Christensen (Terribly Happy).
Jesper W. Nielsen directs from a script by Christian Torpe, an adaptation of the 2004 novel by Danish author Christian Jungersen, which sold more than 200,000 copies in Denmark and has been published in 20 countries worldwide.
The story follows four women working at a small NGO in Copenhagen that fights against genocide and crimes against humanity. When they begin to receive death threats, they at first suspect a Serbian war criminal, before their suspicions start to turn towards each other.
Producers are Marcella L. Dichmann, Mille Bjørke and Miriam Nørgaard for Fridthjof Film with Ronnie Fridhjof as executive producer.
Financiers are the Danish Film Institute, DR, West Danish Film Fund, Creative Europe Media, and Nordisk Film & TV Fond.
The Exception previously screened at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and Santa Barbara. It received a theatrical release in Denmark in July through SF Studios.