Gist: Inspired by Danish former UN employee and whistle-blower Michael Soussan’s Backstabbing for Beginners: My Crash Course in International Diplomacy, written by Daniel Pyne and Fly, Soussan (Theo James) lands the job of his dreams: programme coordinator for the UN’s Oil-for-Food Programme. Supported by his boss and mentor (Ben Kingsley), but when he realizes that the corruption reaches the innermost circles, he knows that the only way to stop it is by disclosing everything – with the reputation of the UN, the career of his boss, his love affair with a Kurdish woman and probably his own life at stake.
Production Co./Producers: Creative Alliance’s Nikolaj Vibe Michelsen and Malene Blenkov (Bridgend), Parts & Labor’s Lars Knudsen and Jay van Hoy (The Witch).
Prediction: Receiving its domestic theatrical release in mid January in native Denmark, this would be more likely to pay in the Premieres section with a minor chance at the the World Dramatic Comp at Sundance, with a likely showing in Berlin.
U.S. Distributor: A24