New black comedy from Ole Bornedal

UPCOMING FILM. Ole Bornedal's absurd comedy "Small Town Killers" starring Ulrich Thomsen and Nicolas Bro opens on 12 January.

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Nicolas Bro (front left) and Ulrich Thomsen (back left) as two tradesmen plotting to get their wives killed off in Ole Bornedal's dark comedy "Small Town Killers". Photo: Per Arnesen

Veteran director Ole Bornedal returns to his comedy roots with the black comedy "Small Town Killers," opening domestically on 12 January, 2017.

Ulrich Thomsen and Nicolas Bro star as two tradesmen, Ib and Edward, who are tired of their lifeless marriages and dream of living the good life from the stash of money they’ve earned moonlighting for years. After a huge fight with their wives, played by Lene Maria Christensen and Mia Lyhne, the two men get drunk and hire a Russian contract killer to do a hit on their spouses. But they have badly underestimated their wives, and this becomes the start of an absurd journey where Ib and Edward to their own horror end at the top of a kill list.

From 1990's new wave to debate provoking TV drama

Ole Bornedal started his career in radio in the 1980's before turning to TV entertainment and satire as well as stage writing and directing. He was head of fiction in DR from 1993 to 1994, where he quit to dedicate himself to feature filmmaking after his massive breakthrough with his feature film debut "Nightwatch", establishing him as one of the innovative directors of the Danish new wave of the 1990s. Bornedal also directed the US remake of the film, released in 1997.

His 1996 road movie comedy series "Charlot and Charlotte" made him a frontrunner in the golden age of Danish TV drama as well. He followed up with the mini series thriller "Deep Water" in 1999.

Bornedal's third feature film, the international large-scale English-language co-production "I am Dina" (2002), was also a success. After several years as a theatre director, Bornedal returned to filmmaking in 2007 with the children's horror film "The Substitute" (2007), thrillers "Just Another Love Story" (2007) and "Deliver Us From Evil" (2009) and US horror film "The Possession" (2012).

In 2014, Bornedal's high profile historic TV drama "1864" became the subject of great debate about historic accuracy in fiction in Denmark.

"Small Town Killers" is produced by Peter Bose and Jonas Allen for Miso Film and co-produced by 4Fiction and Nordisk Film. The film has received support from the Danish Film Institute's Market Programme. TrustNordisk handles international sales and has already sold the film to

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