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Feature Film / Thriller / 2008

The Candidate

Defence attorney Jonas Bechmann makes his living getting murderers acquitted – that is until he becomes a murder suspect. After a night out, he ends up in a hotel room with a young girl.

The following morning, she is lying on the floor, brutally murdered, and all the evidence points to Jonas. To clear his name, he must leave his whole life behind and go on the run. But Jonas soon discovers that he has been ensnared in a larger game of truth and falsehood, where the line between right and wrong becomes swiftly erased. 

Only when the trail leads him back to his father’s mysterious death does the law-abiding defense attorney realize that there is only one way out; to become like the person he is hunting…


Director Kasper Barfoed

Writer Stefan Jaworski

Main cast Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Tuva Novotny, Laura Christensen, Kim Bodnia, Ulf Pilgaard, Henning Jensen, Jesper Langberg, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, David Dencik

Producers Jonas Allen & Peter Bose

Format Feature Film

Genre Thriller

Original Title Kandidaten

Original Language Danish

Produced by Miso Film Denmark

International Sales TrustNordisk