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THE HOUR OF THE LYNX

by Søren Kragh-Jacobsen

synopsis

Helen, who is a priest, is approached by scientist Lisbeth with a desperate plea for help. A young man, who has been sent to a high security psychiatric ward after having killed an old couple, has attempted suicide while rambling about God. Having been part of an experiment attempting to humanize inmates by assigning them pets, the young man has suddenly gone ballistic. Fearing that he will attempt suicide again priest and scientist must now confront their mutual animosities while trying to grasp the truth. In a race against time the two women begin a shocking journey deeper and deeper into the sick mind of a young man's soul.

international title: The hour of the lynx
original title: I lossens time
country: Denmark, Sweden
sales agent: The Match Factory
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Søren Kragh-Jacobsen
film run: 100'
release date: DK 23/05/2013, SE 27/09/2013
screenplay: Jonas T. Bengtsson, Tobias Lindholm, Søren Kragh-Jacobsen
cast: Sofie Gråbøl, Signe Egholm Olsen, Frederik Johansen, Pelle Falk Krusbæk
cinematography by: Lasse Frank
film editing: Peter Brandt
art director: Christina Kallan
costumes designer: Margrethe Rasmussen
music: Tobias Hylander
producer: Lars Bredo Rahbek
co-producer: Anna Croneman
production: Nimbus Film
backing: FilmFyn, Film Pool Nord, DR, SVT, YLE, Canal+, Danish Film Institute, Swedish Film Institute
distributor: SF Studios Denmark, Arrow Film Distributors
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