Breeder / Jens Dahl

  • Country and year: Denmark 2020
  • Rating: 18
  • Duration: 107 min
  • Director: Jens Dahl
  • Writer: Sissel Dalsgaard Thomsen
  • Producer(s): Maria Møller Christoffersen, Amalie Lyngbo Quist
  • Cinematographer: Nicolai Lok Hansen
  • Music: Peter Kyed, Peter Peter
  • Cast: Sara Hjort Ditlevsen, Anders Heinrichsen, Signe Egholm Olsen, Eeva Putro, Morten Holst, Jens Andersen
  • Language: Danish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Format: DCP

Jens Dahl’s gruesome work of body horror is unpleasant, but it’s more Martyrs unpleasant than I Spit on Your Grave unpleasant. Mia (Sara Hjort Ditlevsen) and her husband Thomas (Anders Heinrichsen) are thrown headfirst into a terrifying conspiracy when she uncovers a shady businesswoman’s secret to reversing the ageing process – bio-hacking. —

Dahl and screenwriter Sissal Daslgaard Thomsen showcase modern sensibilities in the storytelling. The nuanced screenplay provides no easy answers, but avoids exploitation or sensationalisation, Unlike its peers, the film shows a keen sense of self-awareness, calling lead torturer The Dog (a chilling Morten Holst) out for his misogyny, while highlighting the hypocrisy of his overlords. At a time when humanity barely even tries to hide its craven greed and cruelty, Breeder feels terrifyingly plausible, its villains horribly relevant. The big conspiracy veers uncomfortably close to QAnon bullshit at times, but it makes for disturbing horror movie fodder.” – Joel Harley / Horror DNA

 

“A survival thriller of Sadean entrapment and maenadic revenge”
– Anton Bitel / Projected Figures

“Breeder isn’t an easy film to watch. It’s very well made and — the story is strong (and horrifying)”
– Pip Ellwood-Hughes / Entertainment Focus

“This dangerous Danish horror will shock you to the core…and then some”
– Bradley Hadcroft / The People’s Movies

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