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by Kasper Barfoed


Jonas Bechmann, a defence attorney, is a man of the system. Until the day he himself is accused of murder. Taking matters into his own hands, he throws himself into the hunt for a group of blackmailers who threaten to expose him as the killer. But nothing is what it appears to be, and the blackmail links back to his father's death under mysterious circumstances a year and a half earlier.

international title: The Candidate
original title: Kandidaten
country: Denmark
sales agent: TrustNordisk
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Kasper Barfoed
release date: DK 29/08/2008
screenplay: Stefan Jaworski
cast: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Ulf Pilgaard, Tuva Novotny, Laura Christensen, Kim Bodnia, Henning Jensen, Jesper Langberg, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen
cinematography by: Manuel Alberto Claro
film editing: Peter Brandt, Adam Nielsen
art director: Nikolaj Danielsen, Sputnik
music: Jeppe Kaas
producer: Jonas Allen, Peter Bose
production: Miso Film
backing: Danish Film Institute, SF Film, TV 2/Danmark, TV 2 Norway, Norsk Filmfond, Cinenord (NO)Canal+ (SE)
distributor: All Right Film / SF Filmcompagniet
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