Vertigo Releasing has announced the acquisition of the powerful and epic World War II drama, INTO THE DARKNESS, which will now be released on Digital platforms in the UK and Ireland on 5th March 2021.
INTO THE DARKNESS is directed by Anders Refn (co-director of The House That Jack Built, Melancholia & Dogville), co-written by Refn and Flemming Quist Møller, and produced by Lene Børglum.
The film stars Jesper Christensen, Bodil Jørgensen and Mads Reuther.
Through a family and the relation between father and son, the film describes the dilemmas of the Danish population during World War II. Like the government, the farmers and the industry, the father, a successful owner of a big electronics factory, tries to make the best of the situation to keep the wheels rolling. However, this leads him into a problematic collaboration with the Germans. His son, on the contrary, reacts against the increasing oppression and persecution of Jews and communists by joining the rising resistance movement.