Thomas Vinterberg and Zentropa have started shooting for their new film, 'Druk' (translates as 'Drinking'), in Copenhagen, northern Zealand and in Västra Götaland, Sweden.
Vinterberg is reuniting with several prominent names from his two previous Danish features, 'The Hunt' (2013) and 'The Commune' (2016).
Tobias Lindholm is co-writing the script with Vinterberg, and in the main cast are Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Lars Ranthe and Magnus Millang. Players also include Maria Bonnevie, Helene Reingaard Neumann and Susse Wold.
The film follows Martin and three of his friends, all tired high school teachers, embarking on an experiment to uphold a constant level of intoxication. If Churchill won WW2 in a heavy daze of alcohol, who knows what a few drops might do for them and their students? Initial results are positive, and the teachers' little project is elevated to a genuine academic study. The experiment progresses for some and derails for others. It grows increasingly clear that while alcohol may have fueled great results in world history, some bold acts carry consequences.
Sisse Graum Jørgensen and Kasper Dissing are producing for Zentropa in co-production with Film i Väst, Zentropa Sweden, Topkapi Films and Zentropa Netherlands with support from the Danish Film Institute, TV 2, Eurimages, the Netherlands Film Fund, the Swedish Film Institute, the Netherlands Film Production Incentive and the Media Programme of the European Union.
Sturla Brandth Grøvlen is behind the camera, and Anne Østerud and Janus Billeskov Jansen will be editing.
Nordisk Film Distribution has the Nordic rights with a planned Danish release in autumn 2020. Trustnordisk is handling international sales.