THE CANDIDATE

THE CANDIDATE

Defence attorney Jonas Bechmann makes his living getting murderers acquitted – that is until he becomes a murder suspect. After a night out, he ends up in a hotel room with a young girl. The following morning she is lying on the floor, brutally murdered, and all the evidence points to Jonas. To clear his name, he must leave his whole life behind and go on the run. But Jonas soon discovers that he has been ensnared in a larger game of truth and falsehood, where the line between right and wrong becomes swiftly erased. Only when the trail leads him back to his father’s mysterious death does the law-abiding defence attorney realise that there is only one way out; to become like the person he is hunting…

 

Fact Sheet

TITLE
The Candidate

ORIGINAL TITLE
Kandidaten

LANGUAGE
Danish

FORMAT
Feature Film

PREMIERE
AUGUST 29 2008

GENRE
Thriller

PRODUCED BY
Miso Film

CO-PRODUCED BY
Cinenord & SF Film

INTERNATIONAL SALES
TrustNordisk

Main Cast

JONAS BECHMANN
Nikolaj Lie Kaas

CAMILLA
Tuva Novotny

LOUISE
Laura Christensen

CLAES KIEHLERT
Kim Bodnia

MARTIN SCHILLER
Ulf Pilgaard

PETER BECHMANN
Henning Jensen

JØRGEN HAMMEL
Jesper Langberg

SARAH
Birgitte Hjort Sørensen

MICHAEL
David Dencik

Main Crew

DIRECTOR
Kasper Barfoed

WRITER
Stefan Jaworski

PRODUCERS
Jonas Allen & Peter Bose

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Manuel Alberto Claro, DFF

PRODUCTION DESIGNER
Nikolaj Danielsen & Sputnick

COSTUME DESIGNER
Manon Rasmussen

MAKEUP DESIGNER
Louise Hauberg

EDITORS
Peter Brandt & Adam Nielsen

SOUND DESIGNER
Nino Jacobsen

COMPOSER
JEPPE KAAS

STILL PHOTOGRAPHER
Rolf Konow

THE COMPANY

Miso Film was founded in 2004 by the producer team Jonas Allen and Peter Bose, who started their collaboration on the Swedish thriller and crime series BECK and WALLANDER. Miso Film is the company behind the successful Scandinavian TV series VARG VEUM, THOSE WHO KILL, DICTE, ACQUITTED, MODUS and the epic drama series “1864” written and directed by Ole Bornedal. On the big screen Miso Film has featured with the Danish thriller success THE CANDIDATE and the Danish comedy LONG STORY SHORT.
Furthermore the company co-produced the Norwegian World War II resistance drama MAX MANUS, the biggest box-office success ever in Norway and the English language feature film GINGER & ROSA, directed by Sally Potter.
Miso Film is currently producing Ole Bornedal’s next feature film SMALL TOWN KILLERS, the family comedy IQBAL FAROOQ & THE SUPERCHIP, the final and last season of DICTE and the second seasons of both ACQUITTED and MODUS.

PEOPLE

LOCATIONS

  • COPENHAGEN
  • STOCKHOLM
  • OSLO