DENMARK – 104 MIN – COLOR
A FILM BY ANDERS THOMAS JENSEN
FEATURING: MADS MIKKELSEN, NIKOLAJ LIE KAAS, DAVID DENCIK
Gabriel and Elias, two very different brothers. Gabriel is a worn down university professor and Elias is a man whose only concern is women and trivial knowledge. During a lecture Garbiel receives a phone call. Their father is dead. Things take a turn when the brothers learn through a videotape recorded by their now late father, that he in fact wasn't their biological father. Gabriel and Elias discover that their biological father lives on the island Ork. They set out to the island and here they meet their real family. The brothers' first meeting with the family doesn't go as expected. Gabriel and Elias is stranded in the marshland of Ork. Here they meet the mayor of Ork and his daughter Ellen, a neurotic woman who hates her life, herself, her father and the island. Surrounded by abnormal people Gabriel and Elias discover the truth about themselves and their relatives. A truth that while paralyzing them also sets them free.