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Rasmus Kloster Bro

Claustrophobic Survival

Denmark, 84', vo DAN, sub ENG/FRA, 16 Year

Cast: Christine Sønderris, Krešimir Mikic, Samson Semere
Contact: Danish Film Institute (DK)

The film
Rie is the PR manager of a new underground project. She goes to the huge construction site to ask the staff some questions. As she monitors the operations, alarms start sounding. Something is wrong. Panic spreads, and Rie finds shelter in a pressurized airlock with two workers. Trapped in this confined space with dwindling reserves of air and water, they will soon discover that fighting for survival implies letting out one’s baser instincts.

Claustrophobes beware: Cutterhead is going to test your limits! With his first feature film, Rasmus Kloster Bro explores the darkest recesses of the human species through a suffocating huis clos in which mud and sweat hide a contemporarily potent allegory. Its striking visuals and decaying characters make it a harrowing experience that provokes physical reactions that are difficult to forget.

The director
Danish director Rasmus Kloster Bro was born in 1985 in the North West of Jutland. He studied at the Danish Film School Super16 before going into fiction radio shows, short films, music videos, and video installations. His films Kiss My Brother (2010) and Barvalo (2012) won several festival awards. Cutterhead, which is receiving its world premiere at the NIFFF, was financed through a new programme from the Danish Film Institute, dedicated to helping young filmmakers make their first feature.