Barbara Rothenborg to direct the first Danish-language Netflix feature, Loving Adults
- The thriller, produced by SF Studios, is based on the novel Kærlighed for voksne by Anna Ekberg
Netflix has announced the making of Loving Adults, the first Danish-language film from the streaming giant, directed by award-winning helmer Barbara Rothenborg (the TV series White Sand, The Food Club [+see also:
Loving Adults, penned by Jacob Weinreich and Anders Rønnow Klarlund, and based on Anna Ekberg's successful novel Kærlighed for voksne, is a thriller filled with twists and turns, where nothing is what it seems to be. It would appear that Christian (Dar Salim) and Leonora (Sonja Richter) have it all. They are living the perfect life with their son, who’s just been declared healthy after a serious long-term illness. Their future finally seems bright, but at a party at Christian’s entrepreneurial company, Leonora sees her husband with a younger woman, architect Xenia (Sus Wilkins). Leonora realises that Christian might leave her. How could he? How could he leave the woman who has sacrificed her career? The woman who has sacrificed everything to take care of their son and their family? On the spot, Leonora makes a decision: she refuses to be the woman who got left behind – and will avoid this by any means necessary. Additional cast members include Mikael Birkkjær, Lars Ranthe, Morten Burian, Benjamin Kitter, Karoline Hamm and Natalï Vallespir Sand. Philippe Kress is attached as the film's DoP, whilst Mette Rio will serve as the production designer.
Commenting on the project, director Barbara Rothenborg said: “To me, Loving Adults is a dark and twisted, thrilling yet sexy film about what terrible things we men and women can end up doing to each other, if pushed too far... It’s about the very thin line between love and hate – and how jealousy and bitterness can bring out the worst in all of us. It’s a subject matter I've always found extremely fascinating, and with my sensibility and visual style, and my general love for the genre, together with this amazing cast, I cannot wait to bring this chilling story to life.”
“We are thrilled to be expanding our growing Nordic film slate together with our long-time partners at SF Studios. With an unpredictable and fascinating story about love, jealousy and sacrifice, and a team of some of Denmark’s most prominent talents led by Barbara Rothenborg and her unique visual style, we are confident that our members will be gripped by our first Danish-language feature film,” added Lina Brouneus, EMEA director of co-productions and acquisitions at Netflix.
Loving Adults recently entered production and will be released globally on Netflix in 2022. It will air on TV2 at a later stage. Shooting is set to take place on the Danish island of Funen, including the town of Middelfart. It is being produced by Marcella Dichmann for the Danish division of SF Studios.
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