Ole Christian Madsen’s crime-thriller Boundless in production
- The new Department Q film, which is being sold internationally by TrustNordisk, will star The Marco Effect’s Ulrich Thomsen
Danish sales agent TrustNordisk has boarded the world sales of Ole Christian Madsen’s crime-thriller Boundless, based on Jussi Adler-Olsen’s sixth novel in the Department Q series, Den Grænseløse, and penned by Jakob Weis (That Time of Year [+see also:
film profile]). Madsen is best known for his work on the HBO series Banshee and the war drama Flame & Citron [+see also:
The story of Boundless begins when detective Carl Mørck, in a moment of cowardice, sends Rose (his junior colleague in Department Q) to the remote Danish island of Bornholm to answer his old colleague Christian Habersaat’s repeated requests. But during his forced retirement ceremony, Christian kills himself, sending Rose into a journey deep into her own traumatic past. Later, the newly engaged Carl arrives on the island where he, Rose and Assad are embroiled in an old cold case of a girl found dead, hanging in a tree. The killing, officially written up as a traffic accident, has connections to both the local police precinct and a cult of sun worshippers from where young women have been vanishing without trace for years. Once the case is reopened, and the island is now dangerous, Carl must solve it and grapple with his own personal dark past in order to be able to move on and start a new life with his fiancée.
Ulrich Thomsen plays Mørck for the second time, after The Marco Effect [+see also:
film profile]. Other attached cast members are Afshin Firouzi, Sofie Torp, Joachim Fjelstrup, Hedda Stiernstedt, Lisa Carlehed and Søren Malling. The technical crew includes DoP Jørgen Johansson, along with editors Frederik Strunk and Nicolaj Monberg. Budgeted at €6.9 million, the picture entered production earlier this month and is being shot in English and Swedish.
Boundless is being produced by Mikael Rieks and Malene Blenkov for Denmark’s Nordisk Film Production, in co-production with Germany’s Nadcon Film, and in association with Denmark’s Hyæne Film and Latvia’s Münchhausen Productions. It received backing from the Danish Film Institute, ZDF, TV2 Denmark, TV2 Norway, LIAA Film Investment Agency Latvia and the Estonian Film Institute. Henrik Zein serves as the executive producer. Nordisk Film will release the feature locally on 1 February 2024.
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