The Penultimate
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    The Penultimate

    Tagantpoolt teine

    Directed by

    Denmark

    2020

    120 min

    • Danish

    Drama

    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.

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    Credits

    Screenplay
    Jonas Kærup Hjort
    Cinematography
    Jacob Sofussen
    Editing
    Jonas Kærup Hjort
    Sales
    TVCO
    Production
    TAMBO FILM

    Press

    Successfully transposes to the big screen the theatrical and literary “spirit” and atmospheres of Kafka’s novels and of the Theatre of the Absurd.

    Cineuropa

    Jonas Kærup Hjort

    Jonas Kærup Hjort

    Denmark

    Director, screenwriter. Born 1983. Graduated as director from the National Film School of Denmark in 2017. Kærup Hjort has a background in theatre as both actor and director. His graduation short IN A MONTH (2018) won three awards at the Danish Ekko Shortlist Award in 2018. Kærup Hjort makes his feature film debut with the black comedy DEN NÆSTSIDSTE (2021). His latest feature is THE PENULTIMATE (2020).