Backstabbing for Beginners / Backstabbing for Beginners

Per Fly (DK, 2018)

Dobbeltspil // Backstabbing for Beginners (Per Fly, DK, 2018)
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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
CategoryDK/Feature
GenreThriller

Basic information

Danish titleDobbeltspil
DirectorPer Fly
ScreenplayPer Fly, Daniel Pyne
Director of PhotographyBrendan Stacey
Production designerNiels Sejer
Danish theatrical release18.01.2018
Production countryDenmark/Canada
Duration108 min.
In collaboration with DR, SVT, Nordisk Film & TV Fond
Domestic distribution SF Film A/S, SF Studios
International saleFortitude International / t +1 424 284 1330 / info@fortitude.com / fortitude.com
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AccessibilityAvailable with danish subtitles

Full credits

Direction
Per FlyDirection
Script
Daniel PyneScreenplay
Per FlyScreenplay
Production
Lars KnudsenProducer
Jay Van HoyProducer
Malene BlenkovProducer
Daniel BekermanProducer
Patrick RybornCo-producer
Joel BurchCo-producer
Cinematography
Brendan StaceyCinematographer
Editing
Morten GieseEditor
Production design
Niels SejerProduction design
Sound
Hans MøllerSound design
Appearance
Theo JamesAppearance
Ben KingsleyAppearance
Belcim BilginAppearance
Jacqueline BissetAppearance
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