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Year: 2004
UK: Dogwoof Pictures
Cast: Anders W Berthelsen, Soren Pilmark, Nastja Arcel, Nicolas Bro, Lars Mikkelsen, Ulf Pilgaard, Charlotte Munck, Lars Brygmann, Helle Fagralid, Jesper Langberg, Jens Jørn Spottag, Kurt Ravn, Bjarne Henriksen, Anders Nyborg, Robert Hansen, Laura Christensen, Hans Henrik Voetmann, Søren Poppel
Director: Nikolaj Arcel
Country: Denmark
Language: Danish (English subtitles)
UK: 107 mins
UK Certificate: 12A contains infrequent strong language
UK Release Date: 23 September 2005

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Three weeks before general elections, the leader of one of the country's largest parties, is involved in a bad car accident that causes the political scene to veer of course as it is thrown into confusion.

Ulrik Torp, a young, ambitious journalist becomes embroiled in a ruthless power struggle between the party's two successors to leadership.

Media speculation and calculated lies fuel the controversy at great personal cost to many of the people involved. A cynical plot is uncovered that may involve the incumbent Prime Minister, and Ulrik is obsessed with learning the truth.

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