Out of the Darkness

Anders Refn, Denmark, 2022

152 min.DK/Feature

OUT OF THE DARKNESS is a strong dramatic sequel to Into the Darkness. The film follows the Skov family from the spring of 1943 to the summer of 1945, when Denmark becomes free again.
The Skov family is divided. Aksel, who joined the Resistance Movement, has gone underground and evolves from idealistic amateur to hardcore partisan. Karl is fighting for his life's work on harder and harder conditions, and when the coalition government collapses, he is suddenly without political support and must do everything he can to secure a future for the family - also on the other side of the war. This puts the relationship with Eva under pressure. She has always had difficulty with her husband's cooperation with the occupying forces.
The growing opposition to the occupation and the increased brutality of the Germans have fatal consequences for the family…
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title De forbandede år 2
Danish title De forbandede år 2
Director Anders Refn
Screenplay Anders Refn, Flemming Quist Møller
Producer Lene Børglum
Director of Photography Morten Søborg, Claus Sisseck
Editor Michael Aaglund
Sound Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen, Morten Bak Jensen, Thomas Jæger
Production designer Søren Gam
Casting Stine Brüel
Appearance Jesper Christensen, Bodil Jørgensen, Mads Reuther, Gustav Dyekjær Giese
Production country Denmark
Danish audio description Yes
Domestic distribution Scanbox Entertainment Danmark A/S
Danish theatrical release 21.04.2022
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 15
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Production company Space Rocket Nation ApS
Co-production Vulkan Film
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, FilmFyn, Nordisk Film & TV Fond
In collaboration with TV2
Domestic distribution Scanbox Entertainment Danmark A/S


Direction Anders Refn
Casting Stine Brüel
1st assistant director Jacob Thomas Pilgaard
1st assistant director Christian "Krølle" Pedersen
1st assistant director Ditte Marie Pedersen
2nd assistant director Mathias Dalsgaard Hald
Continuity Lulu Refn
Extras coordinator Andrea Vergara


Screenplay Anders Refn
Screenplay Flemming Quist Møller
Story Sigvard Olsson
Story Anders Refn


Producer Lene Børglum
Line producer Sune Wahl
Production coordinator Josephine Kildal
Production assistant Jonas Krogh Søndergård
Production assistant Marcel Mate
Post Producer Jacob Clemmensen
Location manager Marco Lorenzen
Location assistant Gustav Mellgren
Unit manager Lotte Lund Lauritsen


Cinematographer Morten Søborg
Cinematographer Claus Sisseck
First assistant camera Gustav Stork Jangaard
First assistant camera Rasmus Søndergaard Rygaard
Camera assistant Thomas Meyer
Key grip Jens Bo Fraek


Still photographer Vibeke Winding

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Jacob Marlow
Gaffer Niels Dose
Best boy Kristoffer Bruhn
Best boy Thomas Ditzel
Best boy Stine Hein


Editor Michael Aaglund


Music supervisor Nikolaj Hess
Music supervisor Mikkel Hess

Production design

Production designer Søren Gam
Property master Jacob Wirth Carlsen
Set dresser Rasmus Koch
Set decorator Julie Hofmeister
Set dresser Stine Elkjær
Set dresser Jeppe Green
Set decorator Rasmus Balslev-Olesen


Costume designer Grith Deleuran
Costume designer Emilie Bøge Dresler
Costume on set Yolanda Bluff
Costume on set Lisa Wridt Bøker
Costume assistant Elvira Heurlin


Chief makeup artist Elizabeth Bukkehave
Makeup artist Julie Holst
Makeup artist Anette Baimler Madsen


Sound designer Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Sound engineer Morten Bak Jensen
Sound designer Thomas Jæger
Boom operator Rune Kristiansen

Special effects

SFX supervisor Hummer Højmark

Visual effects

VFX supervisor Peter Hjorth


Stunt coordinator Anders Nylander


Karl Jesper Christensen
Eva Bodil Jørgensen
Aksel Mads Reuther
Michael Gustav Dyekjær Giese
Helene Sara Viktoria Bjerregaard Christensen
Knud Lue Støvelbæk
Valdemar Sylvester Espersen Byder

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