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The Penultimate

There are echoes of Andrej Tarkovskij in this pitch-dark fable of a meter reader, who gets lost in a monstrous and nightmarish apartment complex.
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Meet the director and crew at the gala premiere on Nov 13th in Grand.

director

Jonas Kærup Hjort

Year

2021

Title

The Penultimate

original title

Den Næstsidste

Length

120 min

Language

Danish

Subtitles

English

countries

Denmark, Norway

cast

Joen Højerslev, Joen Bille, Malene Melsen

Producers

Rikke Tambo Andersen

Writers

Jonas Kærup Hjort

Distribution

Tambo Film

Production Company

Tambo Film

DOP

Jacob Sofussen

‘The Penultimate’ is like a sight from another world: A dark and gloomy parallel universe where ashen figures drift purposelessly around. And yet there is something recognizable about the surreal comedy of a meter reader who strays into a mystical building and finds himself trapped within a kafkaesque spin of absurdities. Before long, the poor man has got a wedding ring on his finger, and he’s lost in an endless search for the janitor. Closely followed by a mute pair of twins, and a boy who poses existential questions by only using sign language. ‘The Penultimate’ is one of a kind.

Director

Jonas Kærup Hjort

Jonas Kærup Hjort (born 1983) studied Directing at the Danish Film School. His graduation film, 'Om en Måned' (2017), won three awards at EKKO Shortlist Award, among others for Best Fiction. In 2017 Jonas Kærup Hjort also won FilmFyn's Talent Award. He has written, directed, and edited his debut film, 'The Penultimate', which had its world premiere at Tallinn Black Night Film Festival 2020.

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Trailer - The Penultimate