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After a detective and vicar, what’s left for Gråbøl – disco queen?

by Jorn Rossing Jensen

04/07/2012 - Danish actress Sofie Gråbøl to star in Danish Dogme director Søren Kragh-Jacobsen’s new feature, The Hour of the Lynx, which will shoot from later this summer

After a detective and vicar, what’s left for Gråbøl – disco queen?

Danish actress Sofie Gråbøl (photo), of The Killing’s Sarah Lund and her Faroese jumper fame, will play the lead in Danish Dogme director Søren Kragh-Jacobsen’s new feature The Hour of the Lynx, it was announced yesterday (July 3) by Danish production outfit Nimbus Film ApS.

Gråbøl, who has performed in almost 50 films – and won both Danish film awards, the Bodil and the Robert, for Danish directors Henning Carlsen’s Oviri (1986) and Anders Refn’s Black Harvest (1993) – will play a vicar in the psycholical thriller from an original story by Swedish author Per Olov Enquist.

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One of the original Dogme signatories - his Mifune (1999) won the Silver Bear at the Berlinale – Kragh-Jacobsen, who most recently directed What No One Knows [+see also:
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(2008), will start principal photography for his 11th feature in September on location on the Danish isle of Funen and Northern Sweden.

Gråbøl will co-star with Signe Egholm Olsen (Borgen/Government) in the role of a scientific researcher, who comes to the vicar with a problem: she runs an experiment at a locked institution, helping violent, traumatised inmates by giving them the responsibility for pet animals.

In the script by Jonas T. Bengtsson and Tobias Lindholm (Submarino [+see also:
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), one of them, who has murdered an elderly couple, has been closely attached to a red cat - but one day he kills it and tries to commit suicide. The vicar offers her help, but her voyage into his wounded soul will change her life forever.

The €3 million psychological thriller, which SF-Film A/S (Denmark) will release domestically on May 23, 2013, will be staged as a Danish-Swedish co-production by Lars Bredo Rahbek, for Denmark’s Nimbus Film, with Sweden’s Bob Film Sweden AB, in collaboration with broadcasters DR, SVT, YLE and Canal+.

Germany’s The Match Factory handles international sales.

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