The Penultimate

  • Feature
  • 2020
  • 120 Minutes
  • Denmark
  • Language: Danish

A Kafkaesque tale about an insignificant water inspector who arrives at a giant remote building 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 are turned upside down.

Director: Jonas Kærup Hjort

Screenwriter: Jonas Kærup Hjort

Premier Status: National premiere


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Awards

2020: Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

2021: Hong Kong International Film Festival


Cast and Crew

Screenwriter: Jonas Kærup Hjort

Producer: Rikke Tambo Andersen

Editor: Jonas Kærup Hjort

Music: Sven Dam Meinild, Thomas Dybdahl

Sound: Lars Halvorsen, Rune Palving, Håvard Rosenberg, Mia Joanna Koskela Michaelsen

DOP / Camera: Jacob Sofussen

Cast: Joen Højerslev, Joen Bille, Anne Fletting, Malene Melsen


Director

Jonas Kærup Hjort

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” 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).

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