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‘All the Old Knives’ Helmer Janus Metz to Direct ‘Bastard Love’ Feature (Exclusive)

‘All the Old Knives’ Helmer Janus Metz to Direct ‘Bastard Love’ Feature (Exclusive)

Danish helmer Janus Metz’s next feature project after Amazon Studios’ “All the Old Knives,” starring Laurence Fischburne and Chris Pine, will be the Danish drama “Bastard Love,” produced by Jesper Morthorst and Lise Orheim Stender for Motor.

“Bastard Love” will be Metz’s sophomore Scandinavian feature film after the multi-awarded ”Borg vs. McEnroe.” The project is co-penned by Metz and Danish author Kamilla Hega Holst from her acclaimed novel “På Træk,” winner of the 2015 Blixen Literary Award.

The intense psychological drama centers on a woman in her late thirties who leaves her failed marriage, ex-husband and two kids, and ends up in Pattaya, Thailand, where her retired grandfather is living with a Thai woman. There, she starts a relationship with a trans prostitute and throws herself into the dark underbelly of the city, where anything is possible, including redefining herself.

The Thai setting is familiar territory for Holst whose grandfather lived in Pattaya,

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