Norge and his friends live in the moment: drinking, smoking and partying; always with something to talk about. When 16-year-old Josephine tells Norge that she is pregnant, there is only brief moment of silence. As they grow tentatively closer, the two young people start to develop feelings which challenge their previously held views of life and of themselves – although ‘love’ is not necessarily a word they would think to use. In the hope that Norge can help her get an abortion, she refrains from telling him the truth: that she was already pregnant before they met. Norge falls in love with Josefine and maybe even in the prospect of a different – and meaningful – life as a father, which makes it only harder for Josefine to tell him the truth.
“Denmark is a film about losing your youth to the romantic illusion of endless women and drinking. It's a biopic about my own growing up in suburban Denmark. A conformist paradise depraved of creativity and diversity. Either you are with us, or you are against us.” (Kasper Rune Larsen)
Kasper Rune Larsen
Born in Vejle, Denmark in 1986, he started making films with a VHS camera and a group of friends when he was 12. His first projects were inspired by console games and iconic films. In 2010 he entered a film school in Aarhus and graduated with the short film Epoch. Denmark is his debut feature film.