Directed by: Jacob Thuesen
Starring: Troels Lyby (Henrik), Sofie Grabol (Nina), Kirstine Rosenkrands Mikkelsen (Stine)
Country: Denmark; Effed Up European Movies
Language: Danish (Eng Subs); Effed Up Scandinavian Films
Genres: Old-Young Relationships, Incest, Courtroom
Plot – Spoilers:
Danish couple, Henrik and Nina, have an active sex life and this doesn’t change when their 14-year-old daughter, Stine, confides in her school therapist that Henrik had abused her on multiple occasions in the past. The couple continue as normal because Stine has a pathological history of lying. Nina also trusts Henrik completely, despite growing doubts in the people around and even offers as evidence of his innocence, the fact that he is turned on by her – a fully grown woman.
Henrik is taken away by the police and put up in the kind of hole, criminals around the world envy the Scandinavians for. The trial is a small closed-room one, where Stine continues to reiterate her claims in detail. An intimidating violent streak in Henrik begins to emerge as he is increasingly isolated socially. Is it the lashing out of an innocent man or just remorseless defensiveness.
Favorite Scene – MASSIVE SPOILER:
As Henrik opens up about It to Nina, she has already started to get a sinking feeling and covers her head with the bedsheet before he can complete his thoughts.