TrustNordisk has closed the first crop of deals on Danish dark comedy Riders of Justice, directed by Anders Thomas Jensen and starring frequent collaborator Mads Mikkelsen.
The film has sold to Germany and Austria (Splendid); Russia and CIS (Cappella); Benelux (September); Baltics (Estin); Czech Republic and Slovakia (Film Europe); Poland (Best Film); Hungary (Vertigo Media); and Albania, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia & Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia (Cinemania Groupicon).
The story centres on military man Markus (Mikkelsen), who returns home to his teenage daughter after his wife dies in a tragic train accident. But when a passenger on the wrecked train surfaces with claims of foul play, Markus begins to suspect the accident may have been a carefully orchestrated assassination.
The cast also includes Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Lars Brygmann, Nicolas Bro, Gustav Lindh and Andrea H Gadeberg.
Producers are Sisse Graum Jørgensen and Sidsel Hybschmann for Zentropa Entertainments3. Co-producers are Film i Väst and Zentropa Sweden with support from the Danish Film Institute’s Market Scheme, FilmFyn, Nordisk Film & TV Fond and MEDIA, in collaboration with YouSee, TV 2 DENMARK, YLE and SVT.
Jensen is the screenwriter behind Susanne Bier’s Oscar-winning In a Better World and has directed features including Men & Chicken, Adam’s Apples, The Green Butchers and Flickering Lights – all of which also starred Mikkelsen.