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THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS

by Lone Scherfig

synopsis

Clara and her two sons escape from her abusive husband with little more than their car and plan to start over in New York. After the car towed away, the family meets Alice, who gets them into an emergency shelter. While stealing food at a Russian restaurant called 'Winter Palace', Clara meets Marc, who has been given the chance to help the old eatery regain its former glory. The 'Winter Palace' soon becomes a place of unexpected encounters between people who are all undergoing some sort of crisis and whom fate has now brought together.

international title: The Kindness of Strangers
original title: The Kindness of Strangers
working title: Secrets of the Russian Tea Room
country: Denmark, Canada, Sweden, Germany, France
sales agent: HanWay Films
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Lone Scherfig
film run: 100'
release date: DE 12/12/2019, AT 13/12/2019, PT 5/03/2020, DK 18/06/2020
screenplay: Lone Scherfig
cast: Zoe Kazan, Tahar Rahim, Andrea Riseborough, Caleb Landry Jones, Bill Nighy, Jay Baruchel, David Dencik, Daniel Kash
cinematography by: Sebastian Blenkov
film editing: Cam McLauchlin
art director: Carol Spier
costumes designer: Louize Nissen
music: Andrew Lockington
producer: Malene Blenkov, Sandra Cunningham
co-producer: Robin Cass, Tomas Eskilsson, Patrick Ryborn
executive producer: Mark Beilby, Tyson Bidner, Thomas Gammeltoft, Tim Hegarty, Christina Kubacki, Dagur Kári, Ole Christian Madsen, Peter Nadermann, Gavin Poolman, Andrea Scarso, Peter Touche
line producer: Kristina Kornum, Deborah Bayer Marlow, Stephen Traynor
production: Creative Alliance, Unlimited Stories, Nadcon Film GmbH, D'Artagnan, Film i Väst, WDR Westdeutscher Rundfunk, ARTE France Cinéma, Strada Films (CA)
backing: The Danish Film Institute (DK), Telefilm Canada (CA), Danmarks Radio (DK), Ontario Creates (CA), Copenhagen Film Fund (DK), Swedish Film Institute (SE), Nordisk Film & TV Fond (NO), Entertainment One, Ingenious Senior Film Fund (GB)
distributor: Alamode Film, Thimfilm GmbH, SF Studios, Outsider Films, SF Studios Denmark
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