Backstabbing for Beginners / Dobbeltspil

Per Fly (DK, 2018)

Dobbeltspil (Per Fly, DK/CA/US, 2018)

When young and idealistic Michael lands his dream job at the United Nations, he quickly finds himself at the centre of the Oil for Food programme. He learns the ropes from Pasha, a seasoned diplomat with a considerable ego. After a UN official is killed in Iraq, Pasha needs a fresh face to present a report on the success of Oil for Food to the UN Security Council. Michael is the perfect candidate. When Michael discovers that the programme is deeply corrupt, he also realises that he has been instrumental in supporting the bribes paid to Saddam Hussein. The only way out is to expose it all, risking his own life, his mentor’s career and the life of the woman he loves.

Based on"Backstabbing for Beginners - My Crash Course in International Diplomacy" by Michael Soussan

Basic information

Danish titleDobbeltspil
DirectorPer Fly
ScreenplayPer Fly, Daniel Pyne
Director of PhotographyBrendan Stacey
ComposerTodor Kobakov
Production designerNiels Sejer
Danish theatrical release18.01.2018
Production countryDenmark/Canada/United States
Duration108 min.
Production companyCreative Alliance A.M.B.A
In collaboration with DR, SVT, Nordisk Film & TV Fond
Domestic distribution SF Studios
International saleFortitude International / t +1 424 284 1330 / /
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AccessibilityAvailable with danish subtitles

Full credits

Per FlyDirection
Daniel PyneScreenplay
Per FlyScreenplay
Lars KnudsenProducer
Malene BlenkovProducer
Daniel BekermanProducer
Patrick RybornCo-producer
Joel BurchCo-producer
Brendan StaceyCinematographer
Morten GieseEditor
Todor KobakovComposer
Production design
Niels SejerProduction design
Ruth SecordCostume designer
Catherine ViotChief makeup artist
Hans MøllerSound design
Theo JamesMichael
Peshang RadHassan
Brian MarkinsonResnetsov
Aidan DevineCutter
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Festivals Festival date
Göteborg International Film Festival 26-01-2018
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 01-11-2017

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Anmeldelse (Information - Monggaard, 19 January 2018)

Anmeldelse (BT - Lind, 18 January 2018)

Anmeldelse (Berlingske Tidende - Lindberg, 18 January 2018)

Anmeldelse (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Vandrup, 18 January 2018)

Anmeldelse (Politiken - Skotte Christensen, 18 January 2018)

Interview (Berlingske Tidende - Sauntved, 16 January 2018)

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