Motley''s Law

Nicole N. Horanyi, Denmark, 2016

84 min.DK/Documentary

38-year-old Kimberley Motley left her husband and three kids in the US to work as a defence lawyer in Kabul, Afghanistan. She is the only foreign lawyer, and the only woman, who has a license to work in Afghan courts. With her Afghan assistant, Kimberley defends Western and Afghan clients accused of criminal acts. To begin with, Kimberley came for the money. But then it became something else. Kimberley, who had never before left the US, saw how poorly the legal system in Afghanistan was run and how this part of the Afghan society had been neglected by the international community. For five years now, human rights cases and troubled expats have motivated her to stay, but personal threats and the general condition in the country make it hard for Kimberley to continue her work.
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Original title Motley''s Law
Danish title Motley''s Law
Keywords Motley, Kimberley, Defence lawyer, Lawyers, USA, Afghanistan
Director Nicole N. Horanyi
Screenplay Nicole N. Horanyi
Producer Helle Faber
Director of Photography Henrik Bohn Ipsen
Editor Nicolaj Monberg, Steen Johannessen
Sound Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Appearance Kimberley Motley, Claudiare Motley
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language English,Pashto
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut, Michau+
International sales LevelK
Danish theatrical release 27.01.2016
Online release 04.05.2016
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 15
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Production company
Executive Producer Made in Copenhagen
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut, Michau+


Direction Nicole N. Horanyi


Screenplay Nicole N. Horanyi


Producer Helle Faber
Production manager Luna Jansen


Cinematographer Henrik Bohn Ipsen


Stills Henrik Bohn Ipsen


Editor Nicolaj Monberg
Editor Steen Johannessen


Music Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen


Sound designer Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen


Appearance Kimberley Motley
Appearance Claudiare Motley

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Type Source Author Date
Interview Berlingske Tidende Joergensen, Anders 2016-01-31
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Ernst, Linea Maja 2016-01-29
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Sommer Boysen, Katrine 2016-01-28
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Hygum Soerensen, Dorte 2016-01-26
Interview Politiken-Fonden Dam, Freja 2016-01-26
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