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Synopsis

Jacob, a journalist in his thirties, is coming to terms with his sister Julie's attempted suicide; she is now seriously disabled and wheelchair bound. Jacob feels somehow responsible.
 
Meanwhile, Julie has struck up a romance on the internet with the slightly odd yet seemingly decent and kind Anker. The couple soon announce their intention to marry.
 
After some initial doubts, Jacob accepts Anker as part of his sister's life, pleased that Julie has managed to find some kind of happiness.
 
Jacob's girlfriend Nina has been struggling for sometime to keep their relationship afloat and the fact that Jacob is now feeling better about himself gives her cause for renewed hope.
 
But on her wedding night Julie commits suicide and the family is devastated. Months later, still haunted by the grief and armed with suspicions about the true circumstances of Julie's death, Jacob tracks down Anker to the village of Murk, an apparently peacful yet desolate spot in provincial Denmark. Here Jacob discovers that Anker is about to marry Hanne, another disabled woman.
 
Murk's silent streets, filled with eerie empty houses and run-down hotels, gradually undermine Jacob's grip on reality. The people of Murk see him as an intruder not to be taken seriously. Alone and frustrated, Jacob tries to discover the truth about his sister's death.

Details

Year
2005
Type of film
Features
Running Time
100 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Jannik Johansen
Producer
Sam Taylor, Mike Downey
Co-Producer
Sam Taylor, Mike Downey
Editor
Per K. Kirkegaard
Screenwriter
Jannik Johansen, Anders Thomas Jensen
Director of Photography
Ramus Videbæk
Music
Antony Genn
Principal Cast
Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Nicolas Bro, Lærk Winther Andersen

Production Company

Film and Music Entertainment,
Fine and Mellow Productions
34 Bloomsbury Street
London WC1B 3QJ
UK

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