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FEAR ME NOT

by Kristian Levring

synopsis

When Michael hears about a clinical trial for a new anti-depressant, he signs up on a whim. Unfortunately, the pills turn out to have serious side effects and the trial is abandoned. Michael refuses to give up his new-found sense of calm and self control which the pills have provided, so he decides to continue the experiment on his own. Intoxicated by his immediate success, Michael feels an urge to take control of other people's lives as well. Slowly, his psychological games grow more drastic, until he makes a discovery which forces him to view his actions in a terrifying new light.

international title: Fear Me Not
original title: Den du frygter
country: Denmark
sales agent: TrustNordisk
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Kristian Levring
release date: DK 16/01/2009
screenplay: Kristian Levring, Anders Thomas Jensen
cast: Ulrich Thomsen, Paprika Steen, Emma Sehsted Høeg, Lars Brygmann, Stine Stengade, Bodil Udsen, Bjarne Henriksen
cinematography by: Jens Schlosser
film editing: Pernille Bech Christensen
art director: Jette Lehmann
producer: Sisse Graum Jørgensen
production: Zentropa Entertainments
backing: Danish Film Institute, DR TV; (DK) FilmFyn, Nordisk Film & TV Fund
distributor: Nordisk Film Distribution
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