Denmark is trying to get back on the international horror map again with the horror movie Finale.
Danish horror movies have been on the backburner for several years – pretty much since we entered this Millenium – but a new wave of Scandinavian horror movies started with the New Nordic movement a couple of years ago, when movies like When Animals Dream, What We Become, Danny’s Doomsday started coming out.
The producers say Finale is one of the first “high concept, smart horror” films from Denmark, “standing on the shoulders of the Scandinavian noir tradition of intense drama with three-dimensional characters.” So yeah, sounds like this will be pretty good!
Søren Juul Petersen makes his feature directorial debut. He’s said the following about the movie:
“On the surface Finale is about two girls and their nightshift during the night of a big sports final. But deeper down it deals with the boundaries of modern entertainment, the morbid curiosity of the human mind and the discovery of ‘The Dark Web’. Steen Langstrup’s award-winning novel is really the star of this film with it’s clever structure where layers are pealed off as the story progresses.”
The official plot of Finale is this:
Nationwide quietness. The streets are empty. Everyone’s glued to their screens at home, watching the final game. In the outskirts of Denmark, close to the German border, a small gas station needs to be open for service, even on this special night.
Two young women have the shift. Ambitious Agnes is in the backroom putting finishing touches on her thesis, while freespirited Belinda is on her phone, hoping to get the attention of her boyfriend. Unfortunately, the shift is not going to be as uneventful as they think, because no customers also means no witnesses, and the girls have been spotted to play a special part in a very different sort of game.
We have just received the first look at the movie via a teaser trailer:
We also have two posters:
The film is shot in Denmark and Germany and is in Danish, but with some dialogue in English and German. The cast consists of Anne Bergfeld, Karin Michelsen, Kim Sønderholm and Damon Younger among others.
Finale will be making its UK premiere at Frightfest 2019 in March 2019.