Directors’ Showcase / UK premiere

Little Soldier (Lille Soldat)

  • Annette K Olesen /
  • Denmark /
  • 2008 /
  • 100 mins

Trine Dyrholm, Finn Nielsen, Lorna Brown, Rasmus Botoft, Jens Jørn Spottag, Thure Lindhardt, Henrik Prip

A powerful drama of family ties and gender roles, exquisitely performed.

A soldier with a violent temper returns from war, and takes a job ferrying call girls to meet their clients – plus providing protective muscle should the need arise. Things are complicated by the fact that the soldier in question is a woman, and the pimp in charge her father... This uncompromising and moving study of relationships under strain is brilliantly handled by acclaimed Danish director Annette K Olesen (Minor Mishaps; In Your Hands).

 

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