Nordisk Film & TV Fond: Trine Dyrholm joins Michael Noer’s Birthday Girl picked up by TrustNordisk

By Nordisk Film & TV Fond / Annika Pham



The suspense thriller co-written by Noer with Margrete-Queen of the North’s Jesper Fink, is produced by Nordisk Film Production Denmark.

One of Denmark’s most talented directors, Noer has received numerous awards for his films R(2010), Northwest (2013), Key House Mirror (2016) and Before the Frost (2018).

The stellar ensemble cast includes Trine Dyrholm (Queen of Hearts, Margrete-Queen of the North), Flora Ofelia Hofmann Lindahl (Cry Wolf, As in Heaven), and Norway’s Herman Tømmeraas (Skam, Ragnarok).

Birthday Girl (working title) is a suspense drama set on a cruise ship bound for the Caribbean. Nanna (42) has invited her daughter Cille and her best friend on a cruise to celebrate Cille's 18th birthday. The expectations are high, and they have big plans for the days on board the cruise. But on the first evening, the dream vacation turns into a nightmare, and Nanna realises that in order to get justice, she must take matters into her own hands.

Managing Director of TrustNordisk, Susan Wendt, said: 'We are thrilled to board another project by the talented Michael Noer, and we look forward to be working on this intense suspense drama that circulates around the search for justice on a cruise ship, making it all the more thrilling to be a part of.”

Filming of the €3.5 million film just wrapped in Estonia.

The film is being produced by René Ezra and Matilda Appelin for Nordisk Film Production Denmark, in co-production with Nordisk Film Production Norway, with support from the Danish Film Institute, the Norwegian Film Institute and Nordisk Film & TV Fond.

TrustNordisk will start discussing the project at the upcoming Marché du Film in Cannes.

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Film info

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90 MIN


3.5M EUR