Northwest is the hard hitting new drama from award winning director Michael Noer. Set in the impoverished estates of Copenhagen, the film follows Caspar an aspiring gangster who is determined to get to the top. He and his friends begin by carrying out small crimes before working for big time local mob boss Bjørn where things begin to escalate into violent conflicts. You can watch the first trailer for the film below.
Director Michael Noer’s previous film was the highly successful prison drama R which starred Nordic Noir superstar Pilou Asbæk. This new film stars Roland Møller as crime boss Bjørn, a seasoned Nordic actor who won the Best Actor at the Danish equivalent of BAFTA’s for his role in Northwest in February. He also starred in the critically acclaimed A Hijacking (2012) alongside Pilou Asbæk.
Northwest looks set to follow in R’s footsteps as it has already won awards in the Nordic countries Denmark and Sweden as well as France.
Northwest will be released in cinemas on July 25 before being released on DVD, Digital and On Demand on July 28.