PRESS RELEASE: THE MARCO EFFECT sold to Italy, Germany and Austria

By TrustNordisk



TrustNordisk has closed new deals on the action-filled thriller THE MARCO EFFECT, now sold to Italy, Germany and Austria.

We are excited to announce that the action-packed Department Q thriller THE MARCO EFFECT has been sold to new major territories, including Italy (Movies Inspired), Germany and Austria (Koch Films).

The feature has already been sold to a wide range of other territories: 
France (Wild Bunch Distribution), Switzerland (Impuls Pictures), Greece & Cyprus (Rosebud.21), Spain (Vertigo Films), Hungary (Vertigo Media), Slovakia and Czech Republic (Aero Films), Former Yugoslavia (Discovery Film & Video), Russia (Capella Film), South Korea (Contents Panda), Taiwan (Deepjoy Picture Corporation) and Japan (Culture Entertainment).

Directed by award-winning Martin Zandvliet, who also directed the Oscar-nominated feature LAND OF MINE (2015) and based on the book THE MARCO EFFECT by best-selling author Jussi Adler-Olsen. The feature is written by Anders August, co-written by Thomas Porsager and Martin Zandvliet.

It includes a brand new cast, including Ulrich Thomsen (THE COMMUNE, 2016; BROTHERS, 2004; THE INHERITANCE, 2003; THE CELEBRATION, 1998) as Carl Mørck, Zaki Youssef (SONS OF DENMARK, 2019) as his partner Assad, and Sofie Torp (DANIEL, 2019) as their secretary Rose. 

The film was selected for Shanghai International Film Festival 2021 and will now have online market screenings at Cannes Pre-Screenings from 21-25 June 2021. For screening information, please visit our website
The film is produced by Mikael Rieks for Nordisk Film Production A/S in co-production with Peter Nadermann for Nadcon Film GmbH and ZDF with support from the Danish Film Institute, YouSee, Nordisk Film & TV Fond and TV2 Denmark.
Nordic distribution through Nordisk Film. International sales handled by TrustNordisk.

Released in local cinemas on 27 May 2021.

For more information about the film, please visit our


Film info

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120 MIN


EUR 7.4M