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Tallinn Competition Film ‘The Penultimate’ Picked Up By Italy’s Tvco (Exclusive)

Tallinn Competition Film ‘The Penultimate’ Picked Up By Italy’s Tvco (Exclusive)

Italy-based sales outlet Tvco has acquired international rights to Jonas Kærup Hjort’s Danish black comedy “The Penultimate” ahead of its world premiere in competition at the Tallinn Black Night Film Festival.

Described as a “Kafkaesque tale” by Tallinn festival, “The Penultimate” follows an insignificant clerk (Joen Højerslev), who gets trapped inside a secluded building facing an endless maze of obstacles. While he desperately tries to escape, the clerk starts having a distorted perception of reality and “the remnants of his human existence are turned upside down.”

“The Penultimate” marks the feature debut of Jonas Kærup Hjort who graduated from Denmark’s National Film School in 2017 with the short film “In a Month.”

“I met producer Rikke Tambo and the director in October at the Mia Market 2020 in Rome, and I was stunned by the grotesque humor and the pitch-black atmosphere of the film, which led me to vote for

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