Speak No Evil

Christian Tafdrup, Denmark, 2021

105 min.DK/Feature

On a vacation in Toscana, a Danish family instantly becomes friends with a Dutch family. Months later, the Danish couple receives an unexpected invitation to visit the Dutch in their wooden house and decide to go for the weekend. However, it doesn't take long before the joy of reunion is replaced with misunderstandings. Things gradually get out of hand, as the Dutch turn out to be something very different than what they have pretended to be. The small Danish family now finds themselves trapped in a house that they wish they had never entered.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Gæsterne
Danish title Gæsterne
Director Christian Tafdrup
Screenplay Christian Tafdrup, Mads Tafdrup
Producer Jacob Jarek
Director of Photography Erik Molberg Hansen
Production designer Sabine Hviid
Appearances Morten Burian, Sidsel Siem Koch, Fedja van Huêt, Karina Smulders
Production country Denmark
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Comment Christian Tafdrup made his debut as a feature film director with 'Parents' (2016), selected for Tribeca. His second film, 'A Horrible Woman' (2017), was selected for a number of festivals. Originally an actor, Tafdrup has played in both feature films and TV series.
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte


Executive Producer Profile Pictures


Direction Christian Tafdrup
2nd assistant director Theodor Garnæs Kramer
Extras coordinator Jacob Thomas Pilgaard


Screenplay Christian Tafdrup
Screenplay Mads Tafdrup


Producer Jacob Jarek
Line producer Johnny Andersen
Production manager Katrine Højdahl
Producer's assistant Emma Lind
Production assistant Jacob Pedersen
Location scout Lise Søllested


Director of Photography Erik Molberg Hansen
Loader Mark Newman
DIT Oliver Wozny

Production design

Production designer Sabine Hviid
Art director Jeanett Brahe
Set dresser Rasmus Sylvest
Assistant set dresser Signe Pedersen Mehl


Costume designer Louize Nissen
Costume designer Marianne Elgaard-Bendtsen
Costume assistant Fredericke Carmen Kellberg


Boom operator Henrik Skov


Appearance Morten Burian
Appearance Sidsel Siem Koch
Appearance Fedja van Huêt
Appearance Karina Smulders

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