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THE PENULTIMATE

by Jonas Kærup Hjort

synopsis

The film is a Kafkaesque tale of an insignificant Water Inspector who arrives at a giant remote building in order to register the residents’ water meters. Before he knows of it, he finds himself trapped inside the building facing an “Alice in NO-Wonderland”-like maze of obstacles. In his attempt to escape, perception of reality, the rational, and the remnants of his human existence is turned upside down.

international title: The Penultimate
original title: Den Næstsidste
country: Denmark
year: 2021
genre: fiction
directed by: Jonas Kærup Hjort
film run: 120'
screenplay: Jonas Kærup Hjort
cast: Lena Paaske, Joen Højerslev, Joen Bille, Malene Melsen
cinematography by: Jacob Sofussen
film editing: Jonas Kærup Hjort
art director: Sabine Hviid, Kristina Kovacs
music: Sven Dam Meinild, Thomas Dybdahl
producer: Rikke Tambo Andersen
line producer: Thomas Yong
production: Tambo Film
backing: New Danish Screen (DK)
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