By Jesper W. NIELSEN


Drama - Development 2018

When the four colleagues at the Danish Center for Information about Genocide receive death threats they fear that their work have put them in mortal danger. But is the threat truly external or do they come from inside the office itself?

    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Drama, Thriller
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • DANISH
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Director(s)
    • Jesper W. NIELSEN
    • Writer(s)
    • Christian TORPE
    • Producer(s)
    • Marcella LINDSTAD DICHMANN (Fridthjof Film ), Mille BJØRKE (Fridthjof Film )
    • Synopsis

    • ‘The Exception’ is a drama and psychological thriller about the nature of evil and the paranoia and obsessions that drive ordinary people to commit unspeakable acts.

      Four women work together for a small non-profit NGO in Copenhagen, that disseminates information on genocide and crimes against humanity. When two of them start to receive death threats, they jump to the conclusion, that they are being stalked by Mirko Zigic, a Serbian torturer and war criminal, who they have recently profiled.

      As tensions mount amongst the women, their suspicions turn away from Zigic and toward one another. The threats exacerbate, a person is killed and soon the office becomes a battlefield in which the women’s every move becomes suspect. Their obsession turns into a witch hunt, as they resort to bullying and victimization.

      The four women discover, that none of them is exactly the person she seems to be. And then they learn that Mirko Zigic is in Denmark.
    • Partners & financing
    • TV2, Nordisk Film Distribution, DFI, Fridthjof Film
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Aug 27, 2018