THE CANDIDATE 

By Kasper Barfoed 

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Title: THE CANDIDATE 
Original title: KANDIDATEN 
Director: Kasper Barfoed 
Producers: Peter Bose, Jonas Allen 
Cast: Nikolaj Lie Kaas,Tuva Novotny, Ulf Pilgaard
Genre: Thriller
Duration: 95 min
Language: Danish
Country of origin: Denmark
Scriptwriter: Stefan Jaworski 
Cinematographer: Manuel Claro 
Production year: 2008
Editor: Peter Brandt, Adam Nielsen 
Local release: 29-08-2008

Defence attorney Jonas Bechmann makes his living getting murderers acquitted - until, that is, he himself becomes a murder suspect. After a night out on the town, he ends up in an hotel room with a young girl. . The following morning she is lying on the floor, brutally murdered, and all the evidence points to Jonas. To clear his name, he must leave his whole life behind and go on the run. But Jonas soon discovers that he is ensnared in a larger game of truth and falsehood, where the line between right and wrong becomes swiftly erased Only when the trail leads him back to his own father's mysterious death does this hitherto law-abiding defence attorney realise there is only one way out; to become like the person he is hunting...

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Festival overview

Brussels International Festival of Fantastic Films
2009-04-21

Brussels International Film Festival
2009-04-09

Budapest Int. FF
2009-03-26

Dublin International Film Festival
2009-02-12

Espoo Ciné International Film Festival
2009-08-21

Galway Int. FF, Film Fleadh
2009-07-07

Hamburg Filmfest GmbH
2009-09-24

Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum
2008-10-30

London Film Festival
2008-10-14

Mumbai Film Festival
2009-10-29

The Cleveland International Film Festival
2009-03-19