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This film was last shown on 19 May 2022

An unusual mid-life crisis unfolds in writer-director Thomas Daneskov’s (The Elite) highly entertaining, absurdist comedy, Wild Men.

Feeling emasculated by the modern world, Martin (Rasmus Bjerg) has fled his family to live high up in the Norwegian mountains – clothed in furs, and hunting and gathering like his ancestors did thousands of years ago before supermarkets and smartphones ruined everything (though he still uses both). His questionable self-actualisation project is interrupted when he meets Musa (Zaki Youssef), a drug runner lost in the woods and injured after a car accident. Together, this odd couple join forces as they are chased through the wilderness by local police chief Øyvind (Bjørn Sundquist), Musa’s rivals and Martin’s rather irritated wife (The Killing’s Sofie Gråbøl).

A sharply observed, drolly amusing comedy of errors with a madcap narrative, Wild Men explores 21st century man, his insecurities and modes of being through a satirical yet affectionate lens.


Thomas Daneskov
1 hour 42 minutes
Bjørn Sundquist, Rasmus Bjerg, Zaki Youssef


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