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Original title: Ustyrlig
German title: Unruly *
Denmark, Sweden, 2022

Director: Reymann, Malou
Production company: Nordisk Film Production A/S
Co-producers: Nordisk Film Production Sverige AB
Age recommendation: 11 years and up
Length: 134 min.
Film genre: Feature film

Maren, a strongminded young woman, is seen by authorities to be promiscuous and is therefore sent to the women’s institution in the small island of Sprogø. Here she is to learn how to behave as a proper young woman. She has to share a room with SØRINE who has already internalised the story about herself and has learned to behave properly. Sørine is to help Maren settle in Sprogø and help her change her behavior. But Maren does not comply with the system which ends up having fatal consequences for both herself and for Sørine. The film is inspired by actual events on the women’s institution of Sprogø in Denmark in the 1930’s.

Toronto IFF 2022, Zürich IFF 2022, Göteborg IFF 2023 (awarded), Kristiansand CFF 2023, Hong Kong IFF 2023

World sales address/es:
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