19th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 21 - May 1, 2022

10th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 23-27, 2022

Wild Men

Denmark, 2021 : Alberta Premiere
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In Cinema Globe Cinema
Tue, Apr 26 6:30 PM Buy

description

A razor-sharp and original Scandinavian black comedy which tackles the timely issue of modern masculinity.

Armed only with a bow and an ensemble of animal skins, Martin sets off into the forest in a misguided attempt to overcome his midlife crisis. A chance meeting with a fugitive named Musa leads to a twisted trip through the fjords with police, drug runners, and Martin's family not far behind. As an unlikely friendship develops and wildly original set-pieces unfold, Martin's quest for manhood leads to deep and hilariously uncomfortable realizations about the presumed masculine ideal.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Tribeca 2021
Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival 2021
Fantasia International Film Festival 2021
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2021
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2021

DIRECTOR'S BIO
Thomas Daneskov is an autodidact Danish director who won New Talent Grand Prix for his no-budget feature film, THE ELITE, at Copenhagen International Film Festival. Since then, he created the mockumentary series, JOE TECH, before embarking on WILD MEN, his latest feature.

press for Wild Men

"These men may not be all that wild, but Daneskov's film is just loopy and daring enough to qualify as such in the best way possible."
- Film Threat
"WILD MEN exhibits a gleeful relish in a man's loss of dignity while also finding an almost childlike appeal in this endearingly clueless central character."
- Screen Daily

details

Narrative / Comedy / Thriller / Suspense / Dark Comedy

Danish | English Subtitles
104 minutes

credits

Director
Thomas Daneskov

Producer
Lina Flint

Screenwriters
Thomas Daneskov
Morten Pape

Cinematographer
Jonatan Mose

Cast
Rasmus Bjerg
Zaki Youssef
Sofie Gråbøl
Bjørn Sundquist

community

awards

WINNER: Audience Award: Best Narrative Feature