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PRODUCTION / FUNDING Denmark

Christian Lollike’s The Cake Dynasty enters post-production

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- The Danish movie, an adaptation of the director’s own 2013 Reumert Award-winning play, centres on a cake factory on the verge of bankruptcy

Christian Lollike’s The Cake Dynasty enters post-production
Lead actor Nicolas Bro

Award-winning stage director and playwright Christian Lollike is ready to make his first foray into filmmaking. His debut, a satirical comedy entitled The Cake Dynasty, has recently wrapped filming and entered post-production. It is an adaptation of the Danish helmer’s own 2013 Reumert Award-winning play, and the story centres on a cake factory on the verge of bankruptcy.

The factory’s owner, a man called Niels Agger, tries to commit suicide. After the attempt proves unsuccessful, he ends up suffering from severe depression. His wife, Else, tries to save the factory by asking her daughter and son-in-law, June and Jonny, for help. They both attended business school and propose a comprehensive modernisation plan, focusing on the production of healthy cakes. Niels cannot cope with these new ideas and instead falls in love with the factory's new cleaning lady, Zeinab.

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Nicolas Bro (Riders of Justice [+see also:
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ume 1 [+see also:
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) plays the crisis-stricken cake maker. Other cast members include emerging and established talents such as Tine Gylling Mortensen, Bahar Pars, Emma Sehested Høeg and Andreas Jebro.

The Cake Dynasty is being staged by Oscar-winning producer Kim Magnusson (A Beautiful Curse, I Kill Giants [+see also:
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), Michael Fleischer (Silent Heart [+see also:
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) and Maj Andersson (Silence and Swords) for Danish outfit Tales Inc. The feature is being supported by FilmFyn, the Danish Film Institute and pubcaster DR. It will be distributed in the Nordic countries by Scandinavian Film Distribution and is being sold worldwide by international sales agent LevelK. It is set to premiere domestically in September 2022.

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