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Queen of Hearts

May el-Toukhy, Denmark, 2019

128 min.DK/FeatureDrama

Anne, a brilliant and dedicated advocacy lawyer specialising in society’s most vulnerable, children and young adults, lives what appears to be the picture-perfect life with her doctor-husband, Peter, and their twin daughters. When her estranged teenage stepson, Gustav, moves in with them, Anne’s escalating desire leads her down a dangerous rabbit hole which, once exposed, unleashes a sequence of events destined to destroy her world.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Dronningen
Danish title Dronningen
Other titles Queen of Hearts
Director May el-Toukhy
Screenplay Maren Louise Käehne, May el-Toukhy
Producer Caroline Blanco, René Ezra
Director of Photography Jasper Spanning
Editor Rasmus Stensgaard Madsen
Sound Oskar Skriver, Hans Christian Arnt Torp
Composer Jon Ekstrand
Production designer Mia Stensgaard
Casting Djamila Hansen, Karin Jagd
Appearances Trine Dyrholm, Magnus Krepper, Gustav Lindh, Preben Kristensen
Production country Denmark, Sweden
Production companies Nordisk Film Production
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Distribution A/S
International sales TrustNordisk / Filmbyen 22 / 2650 Hvidovre / t +45 3686 8788 / f +45 3677 4448 / info@trustnordisk.com / www.trustnordisk.com
Danish theatrical release 28.03.2019
Cinemas CinemaxX Fisketorvet, Nordisk Film Biografer Dagmar Empire, Nordisk Film Biografer Falkonér, Grand Teatret, Nordisk Film Biografer Palads, Nordisk Film Biografer Taastrup, Nordisk Film Biografer Lyngby, Nordisk Film Biografer Aarhus, CinemaxX Aarhus, Nordisk Film Biografer Trøjborg, Øst for Paradis, Nordisk Film Biografer Aalborg, Nordisk Film Biffen Aalborg, Nordisk Film Biografer Odense, Café Biografen, CinemaxX Odense, Nordisk Film Biografer Esbjerg, Fredericia, Nordisk Film Biografer Frederikssund, Nordisk Film Biografer Waves, MovieHouse, Helsingør, Nordisk Film Biografer Herning, Nordisk Film Biografer Hillerød, Hjørring Biocenter, Holstebro, Horsens, Nordisk Film Biografer Kolding, Nordisk Film Biografer Køge, Middelfart, Nordisk Film Biografer Nykøbing Falster, Nordisk Film Biografer Næstved, Næstved Bio, Nordisk Film Biografer Randers, Roskilde, Silkeborg, Slagelse, Svendborg, Slagelse, Svendborg, Vejle, Viborg, Albertslund, Atlas, (Rødovre), Baltoppen, Dragør, Gentofte, Gladsaxe, Glostrup, Herlev BIG BIO, Ishøj Bio, Kastrup, Park Bio, Reprise T (Holte), Viften (Rødovre), Værløse, Frederikshavn, Grenaa, Haderslev (Kosmo), Holbæk, Hørsholm (Trommen Bio), Ikast, Kalundborg, Klovborg, Nyborg, Ringsted, Rødby, Skive, Struer, Sønderborg, Thisted, Tønder, Varde, Vordingborg, Aabenraa, Birkerød, Fakse, Frederiksværk, Gilleleje, Grindsted, Hadsund, Haslev, Hornslet, Humlebæk, Hvalsø, Malling, Nykøbing Mors, Odder, Ringkøbing, Ry, Rødding, Rønne, Skanderborg, Sorø, Vig, Galten, Hadsten, Korsør, Lemvig, Løgstør, Rudkjøbing Bio (Langeland), Aars, Hjallerup, Hobro, Kerteminde, Stege, Assens, Bjerringbro, Brørup, Faaborg (Helios-Teatret), Karup, Mørkøv, Søllested, Toftlund, Aalestrup, Tórshavn (Havnar)
Comment The film won the Audience Award in the World Dramatic competition at Sundance and three awards at Göteborg, for Best Nordic Film, Best Actress and the Audience Award. Premiering in local cinemas in March, the film garnered a record number of 6-star reviews. May el-Toukhy made her feature debut with the ensemble drama ’Long Story Short’ (2015).
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 15

Companies

Production companies Nordisk Film Production
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Svenska Filminstitutet, Nordisk Film & TV Fond
In collaboration with DR, SVT
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Distribution A/S

Direction

Direction May el-Toukhy
1st assistant director Hanna Sofie Nilsson
Assistant director Anna Schulin-Zenthen
Continuity Lillian Rype Fokdal
Casting Djamila Hansen
Casting Karin Jagd
Extras coordinator Anita Juel Lystbæk
Extras coordinator Ronni Husmand
Consultant Tobias Lindholm
Consultant Molly Malene Stensgaard
Consultant Thomas Vinterberg
Consultant Rasmus Heisterberg
Consultant Lone Lyager
Consultant Lene Sejersen
Research Mette Holm
Assistant Eline Edén

Script

Screenplay Maren Louise Käehne
Screenplay May el-Toukhy

Production

Producer Caroline Blanco
Producer René Ezra
Line producer Kim Arnt Torp
Co-producer Malin Idevall
Associate producer Matilda Appelin
Executive producer Henrik Zein
Producer's assistant Maria Fogt Rasmussen
Line producer: Development Kristina Kornum
Post Producer Mia Bang Steenberg
Production coordinator Cecilie Anna Christiansen
Producer's assistant Maria Fogt
Production assistant Morten Schjerbech Wallach
Location manager Rasmus Rise
Location manager Claus Nielsen
Location scout Rasmus Bøgh Hansen
Coordinator Katrine Gro Nielsen
Unit manager Hanna Sofie Nilsson
Unit manager Mette Kjærsgaard

Cinematography

Cinematographer Jasper Spanning
First assistant camera Andreas Krohn
Clapper/loader Frederik Haslund
Video assist Asger Duus Hansen
Key grip Lars "Snitt" Weirsøe
Best boy grip Emil Taasinge
Best boy grip Michael Tøt
Low loader Philip Christensen
Steadicam Jonas Torp
B-camera operator Sebastian Spjuth Danneborn
First assistant camera John Frimann Rasmussen
First assistant camera Linda Laage

Stills

Still photographer Rolf Konow

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Andreas Kragh-Jacobsen
Best boy Casper Bülow Christensen
Assistant lighting technician Niller Bærentzen
Electrician assistant Jacob Johansson
Electrician assistant Jørgen Henry Pedersen
Electrician assistant Kristoffer Bruhn

Editing

Editor Rasmus Stensgaard Madsen
Avid supervisor Liv Lynge
Avid assistant Anna Bokelund
Trailer editor Anders Albjerg Kristiansen

Music

Composer Jon Ekstrand
Music supervisor Steven Tallamy
Music supervisor Hanne Hee Lange

Production design

Production designer Mia Stensgaard
Art director Jon Truelsen
Property master Katrine Hyllegaard
Set dresser Christian Gad
Assistant set dresser Sara Lassen

Wardrobe

Key costumer Rebecca Richmond
Costume on set Marie Hegelund Kleis
Costume on set Mette Meinicke
Costume on set Sofie Schou

Makeup

Chief makeup artist Anne Cathrine Sauberg
Makeup artist Dorte Jacobsen
SFX makeup Thomas Foldberg

Sound

Sound designer Oskar Skriver
Sound engineer Hans Christian Arnt Torp
B-sound designer Dan Isager Nielsen
B-sound designer Nino Jacobsen
Foley artist Torben Greve
Foley editor Philip Kock Christensen
Sound assistant Christian Dalsgaard
Boom operator Lars Gerrild

Special effects

SFX coordinator Hummer Højmark
SFX Morten Jakobsen

Visual effects

Conforming Anders Bloch-Rose
Grading Peter Diemar
VFX Dan Dirckinck-Holmfeld
VFX coordinator Katharina Bormann
Graphic design Lasse Strøm
DCP mastering Thomas Caspersen
Art work Mette Ohlendorff
Art work Anne Mie Dreves
Art work Marta Julia Johansen

Stunt

Stunt coordinator Adam Brix
Stunt double Peter Mollerup
Stunt double Anne Rasmussen
Stunt double Sara Vollhaase Hagemann

Appearance

Anne Trine Dyrholm
Peter Magnus Krepper
Gustav Gustav Lindh
Erik Preben Kristensen
Fanny Silja Esmår Dannemann
Frida Liv Esmår Dannemann
Lina Stine Gyldenkerne
Sara Ella Solgaard
Dreng i retten Elias Budde Christensen
Ung kvinde Frederikke Dahl Hansen
Amanda Carla Philip Røder
Thomas Mads Knarreborg
Janus Peter Khouri
Ellen Marie Dalsgaard
Lucas Noel Bouhon Kiertzer
Tiltalte Mathias Skov Rahbæk
Socialrådgiver Nessie Beik
Assistent Stanley Bakar
Ekspedient Anders Hedegaard Andersen

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Best Director 2019 Transilvania International Film Festival 2019
Best Actor 2019 Hong Kong International Film Festival 2019
Dragon Award Best Nordic Film 2019 Göteborg International Film Festival 2019
Audience Award 2019 Göteborg International Film Festival 2019
Best Actress 2019 Göteborg International Film Festival 2019
Audience Award 2019 Sundance Film Festival 2019

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2019-08-17
Melbourne Film Festival 2019-08-01
Sydney Film Festival 2019-06-05
Transilvania International Film Festival 2019-05-31
Vilnius International Film Festival 2019-03-22
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2019-03-18
Göteborg International Film Festival 2019-01-25
Sundance Film Festival 2019-01-24
Rotterdam, International Film Festival 2019-01-23
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Reviews and articles

On the library you can find these articles and revies and other material about the film.
Type Source Author Date
Varia Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Ritzau 2019-08-14
Artikel Berlingske Tidende Almbjerg, Sarah-Iben 2019-05-09
Varia Berlingske Tidende Gammeltoft, Thomas 2019-05-07
Interview Berlingske Tidende Ostrynski, Nathalie 2019-04-19
Artikel Politiken Winsløv, Anna 2019-03-30
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Green Jensen, Bo 2019-03-29
Anmeldelse Børsen Solgaard, Michael 2019-03-29
Anmeldelse BT Brunstrøm, Thomas 2019-03-28
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende LIndberg, Kristian 2019-03-28
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet Queitsch, Henrik 2019-03-28
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Sommer Boysen, Katrine 2019-03-28
Anmeldelse Politiken Skotte Christensen, Kim 2019-03-28
Artikel Politiken Skotte Christensen, Kim 2019-03-28
Interview Politiken Hygum Sørensen, Dorte 2019-03-28
Anmeldelse Information Hornstrup Yde, Katrine 2019-03-28
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Palludan, Rasmus 2019-03-28
Interview Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Palludan, Rasmus 2019-03-25
Interview Berlingske Tidende Olsen, Jakob Steen 2019-03-24
Interview Børsen Solgaard, Michael 2019-03-15