THE CANDIDATE

KANDIDATEN

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. The company is behind the successful Danish TV-series THOSE WHO KILL, DICTE and 1864. Miso Film is also located in Norway, where they have produced the film series VARG VEUM and the TV-series AQUITTED, and in Sweden, where  the company just finished the second season of MODUS, a TV-series based on Anne Holts crime novels. On the big screen Miso Film has featured with the Danish thriller success THE CANDIDATE as well as co-produced the Norwegian World War II resistance drama MAX MANUS. 
Furthermore, the company is behind the Danish comedy LONG STORY SHORT, the family films IQBAL FAROOQ based on Manu Sareen’s childrens books and latest Ole Bornedal’s box-office hits: SMALL TOWN KILLERS and THE WAY TO MANDALAY. The company is behind Scandinavia’s first original Netflix series THE RAIN and is currently producing the second season of the popular young adult series. Additionally, the company is finishing Christoffer Boe’s mini TV-series WARRIOR, which is set to premiere on TV 2 in the fall of 2018 as well as the last film in the IQBAL franchise.

PEOPLE

LOCATIONS

  • COPENHAGEN
  • STOCKHOLM
  • OSLO